what resorts are usually excluded from Free Dining?
What is better free dining or the room discount?
I will have an 11yo this go round, are they still a child’s ticket and child’s meal?
- They can be different every time, but generally, the resorts that fill up first are excluded, because they don’t need a discount to get people to book.
- IMO, the room discount saves me more money, because our family doesn’t normally eat the amount of food that is included in the free dining, but YMMV
- Sadly, your 11yo is an adult. Disney considers kids who are 10 years old or older adults.
Thank you so much!
You basically have to do the math. At Value / Moderates - the “free” dining option is usually cheaper. Deluxe - the room discount is usually a better deal. Just remember NOTHING is free - it comes at the expense of something else. We usually don’t do the meal plan - it doesn’t make sense for us. My wife likes the kiddie menu. I did think it was worth it if you have lots of Character Meals as they are very $$ and if you load up on them - the mealplan is worth it IMHO. We usually don’t get it.
Since your 11 year old is a “Disney adult”, if there are three of you the DP will cost annoy $190 a night. That is less than deluxe savings on RO, but will save you money at a moderate.