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Is the Disney Dining Plan worth the money?

by Russell
(Houston, TX)

You did mention the food is cheaper outside of WDW. If I’m going for four days I have to eat sometime. So, is the Dining Plan worth the money?

Dad’s surprising Answer


How are things in Houston? We used to live in Kingwood. Don’t miss the summers.

Enough chit chat, on to your question. Is the Disney Dining Plan worth the money? First, let me say, that there’s an easy way to figure it out. Dad’s got a handy, dandy calculator to help you figure out if the Dining Plan works for you.

Is the Disney Dining Plan worth the money spreadheet

Click on the image to go to the page where you can download the spreadsheet. There is one for each of the Disney Dining Plans.

Dad’s Bottom Line

Here’s the bottom line, unless you eat at the most expensive restaurants, the Disney Dining Plan is not worth the money. I’ve never been a fan of the Disney Dining Plan. The Quick Service Plan doesn’t make any sense at all. The regular plan can make sense but all of the others aren’t cost effective.

Unless … you get them for free. Then they’re a really good deal.

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