[QUOTE=MickeyEars;1138609]We too are in the same situation (DS13 and DD11). My kids will sometimes eat a full adult portion at a restaurant but most of the time we end up with a take home box.
I’m curious if anyone actually tracked the cost of their meals and then compared it to the cost of the dining plan. Did you end up paying more OOP or would the DDP actually have been the more economical choice?[/QUOTE]
I haven’t compared in a few years---- and I don’t have children paying adult prices…but a few years ago, I compared our eating habits with the DDP, and we spend less not doing any dining plan. That is the main reason we have never participated—the other being having to make ADRs and keep track of what you have used and what’s left.
We don’t even think about the DDP anymore— but we are only 2 adults so…not a true comparison for a family situation.