[QUOTE=XQIXX;1092353]The prices for dining are really getting out of control. I was comparing the 2012 Counter Service Plan @ $35 per adult and I just can’t see the value. Average CS meal and a drink is about $12 and $3.50 for a dessert. They give you only 1 snack next year so that is $4 max, That is $35 out of pocket either way. I know they give you a refillable mug but I don’t see the value in the plan when I really would not order dessert with every meal. I have enjoyed the convenience of the DDP but the value is just not there anymore for my family. I guess someone has to pay for the “free” dining![/QUOTE]
I think the biggest draw of the dining plan is the “I don’t have to think of prices” effect.
I know if my kids wanted an 8 dollar dessert (ts prices) and I know they would only eat 1/2, I’d say forget it. But if it was already paid for, let them eat cake!!
For my DH and I, at CS we often share a meal. But even if we get our own entree, we always share a soda and rarely get a dessert. We are more likely to get a snack later, than to eat a dessert right away. This upcoming trip, we have about $110 on a disney rewards card and that will be our mad money for buying snacks. Again, paying 12 bucks for a hamburger, fries and soda seems O.K., but 4 something for an ice cream seems wasteful. My DH plans just to live at the bakery at France until the money runs out. Hmmm what is he going to do the second day???:laugh: