Packages versus a la carte - What if your party all wants something different?

We have a party of 6 adults and 2 young kids going to WDW next year.

Part of our group wants to skip AK and go to Universal.
My dad wants to golf 2 of the days and doesn’t care to see AK or DHS.

We’re most likely staying at a Kidani Village 2-bedroom.

We’ve also determined we really like the sound of the Dining Plan (well, myself and my mom do…my husband, kids, dad, sister, and future BIL could care less ;-)).

My questions are:

  • There is definitely no way we can do a dining plan and do tickets a la carte?

  • If we can’t do that, then which would in general be cheaper? Getting the dining plan yet having unused tickets (4 park tickets total)? Or going on a la carte and foregoing the dining plan?

Thanks so much and let me know if I need to clarify anything!!

Yes you can do a ticketless package, you have to call to add the dining plan. It’s probably cheaper not to do it but if you all use your alcohol entitlement at each meal, maybe worth it. I’m not sure if this site has been updated but it used to be a good resource, you tell it where you’ll eat and whether you like to get desserts or starters, and it works out if the plan is of value to you.

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