Hey folks...I wanted to get some advice about which dining plan my family should select for our upcoming trip in November. Here is the scoop:
We have two rooms at Beach Club. Three adults and two kids are in one room staying 6 nights and two adults are in the other room staying 5 nights. Rather than both rooms getting the Disney Dining Plan, I'm debating getting the Deluxe Dining Plan for the five of us that are staying 6 nights and then using sharing those credits with the two adults who are staying 5 nights. It would cost an extra $190 for us to do this. However, I'm not sure if it is a wise decision or not. Here is the breakdown in numbers:
Disney Dining Plan Trip Allotment for 7 people (5 - 6 nights and 2 - 5 nights)
28 Adult Table Service credits
12 Child Table Service credits
40 Quick Service credits
7 refillable mugs
Deluxe Dining Plan Allotment for 5 people for 6 days:
54 Adult TS/QS credits
36 Child TS/QS credits
5 refillable mugs
So, why would I make the switch? I think the addition of the appetizer with the Deluxe Dining credit would mean that we could easily share credits between two people at restaurants where individual ordering is allowed. This would allow us to spread our credits out among everyone and allow us to have more opportunities to enjoy Table Service dining. I am worried about the lack of quality Quick Service options in and around Beach club. If we were staying at any of the resorts on the monorail I wouldn't have this concern. But there seem to be many more table service options that we could enjoy rather than quick service. Also, I think we would enjoy doing more character meals if we had more table service credits.
Downside to switching would be the reduction in refillable mugs, the loss of 20 snack credits, the additional cost for the plan and the additional cost in tips from eating at more table service restaurants, and finally the additional time needed to eat at more table service meals.
So what do y'all think? Which would you do? Are there other factors I'm not thinking about that I should consider?
Thank you so much for your help!