[QUOTE=LittleMissMagic;943503]That really depends on your family, how you eat, and what you plan to eat. If you plan to do a lot of character meals, those are buffets, and for most, it’s a better deal to not do DDP. If you do decide to do DDP and plan to eat at Cinderella’s Royal Table, I’d recommend not using dining credits on that (two dining credits for a $35 meal… when you could eat $35 worth per meal at LeCellier, San Angel Inn, Tutto Italia, or any other expensive one credit restaurant). However, if you’re on the Deluxe DDP, you might as well get in as many 2-credit restaurants as you can.
Whether or not it’s worth it… I’m not sure. If you go in and order the most expensive thing on the menu, then you’re maximizing the deal. (If we ever do DDP, I’m definitely going to calculate the price of each meal and see how it compares to the price of the overall plan… I think it would probably save money.)
My family doesn’t do DDP because it’s not flexible enough for us. We like to eat two table service restaurants one day, then one another. The Deluxe DDP gives us enough credits… but more than we really need. We need a dining plan that gives us two table service, one quick service credit, and one snack credit a day.[/QUOTE]
Victoria, couldn’t you still use the deluxe dining? It gives you 3 meals per day and I think 2 snacks. It does not define how you use the meals, they could be TS or CS. So, there is your 2 TS and I CS and snack per day!