[QUOTE=dadofthree;975401]well, to be honest, I had thought of that. This trip is costing mucho $$$$, my travel agent says it needs to be PIF by Nov. 4th but on my nerdy payoff shedule I have going it will be paid off in mid Sept. I thought of upgrading and just keep paying until the Nov.4th date. Problem is, we couldn’t eat our way through the DDP last time we went. We ended up stocking up on snacks and counter-service cold cut sandwiches for the trip home. So, I was thinking the extra $$$ could go to some tours or a cruise on NYE.
But, the more I think about it - my kids could get all the character dining they handle and we would still get to have our adult dining experience.
ok - on the phone now to see the $$$ difference…[/QUOTE]
That’s quite a bit of money to spend on food (that’s a lot of food!). And you wouldn’t eat that much if you weren’t on DDP, so really, it’s not saving you any money.
I personally find DDP to be a waste on buffets. I also think it’s a waste on the signature dining. If you were going to go into every restaurant and order the most expensive item on the menu, then you might be getting your money’s worth.
It seems that most senior citizens don’t have very large appetites. Your mother might get tired of all of the food.
You might consider doing the regular DDP and then going to a signature restaurant or buffets and spend money, rather than credits. Deluxe DDP gives you an awful lot of credits, and you have to plot out how you’re going to spend them so you feel as if you’re getting your money’s worth. In the meantime, you’re stuffing yourself with quantities food that you wouldn’t normally eat, and there’s the possibility that someone in your party could get sick.