I need suggestions/experiences!
Using the dining plan calculator for 3 adults (two of them teenagers) staying at the Contemporary for 4 nights, it comes out that it is cheaper to avoid the QS plan. However, we are staying seven nights, with the first four at the Contemporary. Then, we switch to another hotel by the beach for the last three nights. One of the reasons we chose to stay on site is so we can avoid the drive from Michigan and instead fly and use Magical Express to the resort, get around to Epcot and MK by monorail, and not need a vehicle until the last three days of the trip.
The question comes in: The calculator doesn’t figure out the additional cost of Ubering to a grocery store to buy just enough basic breakfast and lunch/dinner items to keep the QS costs down. I’ve read that the cost of having grocery items delivered is on the high side, too.
I’m normally about saving costs because I like to use extra funds for fun things like shopping, etc., but I’ve come to learn over the years that sometimes the hoops I have to jump through to keep costs down are just not worth it.