I’m starting to do some early planning for my next trip around Dec 2020, and I was thinking about dining plan options. I have seen a few people mention getting 2 rooms and upgrading one room to deluxe then sharing the credits among both rooms, so here is the plan I am considering:
My family is Me, DW, DD10, DS8, DS4 (ages in Dec 2020). I would like to book 2 rooms at Pop Century for 7 nights (hopefully connecting rooms, obviously that is a risk vs. getting a Family Suite at AoA). I will assign myself and the two boys to one room and get the Deluxe Dining Plan and DW and DD to the other room with QS dining. This would give us 63 TS credits and 28 QS credits. The price would be around $2,158 based on 2019 prices. I compared this with just getting the standard DDP for all of us, which would give us 35 TS credits and 35 QS credits for a price of around $1,977. For an extra $181, we get 28 extra TS credits but lose 7 QS credits, plus, the TS credits are not specified for Adult or Child. This could be useful if DW and I want to go out for a date night or 2 without the kids.
If I go through with this plan, will I just need to make sure that I (or one of the boys) use our magic band to pay for any TS meals and DW or DD pay for any QS meals?
I know obviously the value of this all depends on us wanting to actually use that many credits, but I think we can probably do it. We usually like to do a few character meals (good use of TS credits), and there are a few places we would like to try. Plus if DW and I go out a couple times, that will use a few more. And we may be travelling with grandparents (aka babysitters for date nights), so if we know we can’t use all our credits we can just buy a couple meals for them if they don’t get dining plan.
Anyone see any glaring issues with this plan or reasons that it won’t work?