[QUOTE=anaheimboy;963368]oh-kay! SOOO…PLEASE do NOT murder me for this…
But what exactly is the Free Dining Plan and how does it work? [/QUOTE]
Others have answered your questions but I feel I have to comment on a major difference between Disneyland packages and WDW packages concerning dining plans.
Disneyland is still in the dark ages and I have no clue why.
Unlike WDW, Disneyland issues dollar denomination paper vouchers that you have to combine in order to pay for your meals. Beside being a royal pain and forcing guests to have to do math at every meal, you almost always will wind up partially paying out of pocket at every meal, and not just your tip.
At least at WDW, it’s all on your room key and it’s all full meal vouchers and not a bunch of paper slips that don’t add up. That is, you get x number of snacks (and sales tax), y number of quick serve meals (entree, dessert, and beverage plus tax), and z number of sit down meals (entree, dessert, and beverage plus tax (you pay the tip)) and don’t have to worry about your vouchers not covering everything.
Disneyland® Resort - Theme Park Adventures - Planning - Meal Vouchers
They have nothing at all like the counter service dining plan, the standard dining plan, or the deluxe dining plan (three sit down meals per day- appetizer, entree, dessert, beverage, and sales tax (you pay the tip) plus two snacks per day per person).