This is a weird situation that is hard to describe, but I am hoping some of you will have an answer to some of the questions that it poses. Recently WDW announced that they can break up a DVC reservation into multiple parts for the dining plan, i.e. if you are staying for 10 nights you could book 5 nights on the dining plan and 5 nights without having to book seperate reservations and possibly change rooms in the middle of your stay. With this in mind would it be possible to book the deluxe dining plan every other night rather than the regular dining plan every night?
Why would we do this? We are traveling May 22nd through June 1st (ten nights). The deluxe DP costs $72 per adult per night. If we booked it every other night (5 nights) it would cost $360 per adult and give us 15 TS credits to use (they would have to be used three at a time within a two day period) but also includes appetizers and a mug. The regular DP would cost $46 per adult per night. If we booked it for all 10 nights it would cost $460 per adult. This would give us 10 TS and 10 CS each but we will not get appetizers or a mug.
With the deluxe option we are short 5 meals but save $100 dollars per adult to cover the cost. It will take a little more planning due to the inflexibility of using credits when you want, but we typically use one credit everyday anyway. Is it worth it to do this or is it scamming the system? Would it be too big of a hassle to deal with? Has anyone had experience in DVC with opting some days with and without the dining package on the same reservation? Let me know what you think or if this doesn’t make sense and I need to explain myself better.