For the last few years we have purchased the dining plan with the dvc stay. When I booked our stay, I asked to add the regular dining plan, but we are starting to have 2nd thoughts about it. While we were talking the other day about where we wanted to eat, the only place that was a must do for all of us was Ohana. Chef Mickey’s is a tradition, so we will go there again but it has been the plan since the beginning to go on DS’s birthday which is when we are staying on a cash reservation, so that does not effect the decision about the dining plan.
DD said that she felt that last year she felt as though we were ostage to all our ADR’s and wanted to eat whatever whenever we wanted. Usually at the end of a trip we are frantically trying to use up the snack credits since the kids are really the only ones who take advantage of the snacks. I will also say that the dining plan is way too much food for us. We waste more than we eat.
The cheaper dining plan does not seem like a good deal for us because we do not like eating a lot of fried foods and it seems that many of the choices on the counter service only plan are not as healthy.
Am I crazy to think we could do better to go without the dining plan this year?