[QUOTE=mrsmouse;1127816]I am not familiar with the TIW. Reading this thread, i am trying to determine what would be any negatives with the following:
If you like the idea of having a carefree, bill-free day, then the DDP is right for you and your party if you are into the format of the meals – for instance, dinner is an entree, a non-alcoholic beverage and a dessert (or a full adult buffet and a soda). The downside is that your alcohol is not included, nor are any appetizers.
Lots of people like the DDP because it allows them to try foods they otherwise might hesitate to order in favor of less-expensive entrees if they were paying out of pocket.
The DDP is probably sensible if you like to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. If your style is to eat less than that, you’d be paying for DDP meals you won’t be eating anyway, and so the cost may not make sense in the end because you would be spending less on two meals a day than you would on the full DDP.
TIW allows you to order absolutely anything you want to eat or drink, but it only offers a discount on the bill (alcohol included), so you still have to pay at the end of each meal at the discounted rate.
TIW is only sensible if you feel strongly about ordering a combination of foods other than entree/dessert/soda. or if you intend to have cocktails or wine.
For our family, dinner is usually a bottle of wine, cocktails and some string of appetizers. We also usually do not eat more than two meals a day. The DDP will not serve our needs.