I just started looking at what meals will cost for us with a 10 year old. OMG! I’ve got at least two that are fixed price (Trattoria al Forno and Biergarten), and holy crap, it’s expensive. Some days, he eats more than hubby and I combined, and some days he eats less than the 5 year old.
Anyway, I started adding up what I expect we’ll buy and while I think we can take advantage of some meal sharing, snacks, etc, I don’t think it’s all that out-of-line to consider the regular dining plan. We’ve got a TS meal each day. I expect hubby and I would enjoy alcohol at least one meal a day. We don’t at home, but hey, we’re on vacation!
So, if I price it out, and factor in tips out of pocket, I think we’d about break even. I think we’d be a little more free to pick what we want (that’s the selling point, right?).
- We rented DVC points. We can add dining plan to that, right?
- We have a split stay. One night at Boardwalk Villas, then 4 nights at BLT. Can we get the plan for just the 4 night stay?
- If so, can we use credits on our arrival night - 1 night before the BLT stay? I assume we can use them all day the next day - even before check-in at BLT?
- Can the 10 year old order off the kids menu at places like Sanna and Whispering Canyon(the all-you-can eat?) if paying out of pocket?
I’ve never even considered the dining plan before, so this is new territory for me. With more TS dining and a 10-year-old, the calculations have changed. Time for me to go back and read ALL the dining plan threads in the last few months…I’d just ignored them before. Goodbye work for today…