Ryser, how much will you use the kitchen?
Here’s the deal, as we see it. We always get a kitchen, and we always eat breakfast there. Mostly because the kids do not want to waste the morning waiting for food. So even if we didn’t have a kitchen, we’d grab a bagel and a coffee and eat on the way to the parks.
Second, the DDP sets you up for a LOT of food. We don’t eat that much normally, and we’d never be interested in devoting that much park time to sitting in restaurants anyway.
Most aggravating for me is that the DDP includes dessert. But we never eat dessert. Nobody in the family likes dessert! We are appetizers people, but that’s not an option with the DDP.
An alternative is the [U][B]Tables In Wonderland[/B][/U] program, which is something you can participate in if you have an Annual Pass (check and see the prices for tickets, and you’ll find that depending on how long your are staying at WDW, the AP is not much more than a regular park hopper ticket!).
The Tables In Wonderland program gives you a straight 20% off ALL food and drinks, including liquor, for the entire party. You decide what to eat, where to eat it, and when to eat it. The card costs $75, I believe, which is easily recouped with a few meals.
You get total flexibility about dining reservations and can even decide to use counter-service places, so you are no longer a slave to such an intense food schedule.
Here is a link with more information, so you can consider this as an option:
Tables in Wonderland (formerly Disney Dining Experience)