There are a million ways to save while booking a Walt Disney World trip. I mentioned previously how to save money in flights and how to save your self the trouble with a travel agent. Well let’s move onto the dining plan.
WDW offers several dining packages when booking your trip. The most common is the simply named dining plan. It offers one quick service meal-a grab and sit down, one table service meal-a sit and be served meal, and one snack daily.
Up until last year we NEVER used the dining plans. We totally saved money by not using them….bahahah but it was all a lie. We budgeted 100.00 a day per person for dining on our trip and we almost always came close to using it. We also only ate at one sit down table service meal the whole trip.
I learned that the dining plan really did save us money-about 40.00 a day per person-verses our budget. Also we ate a million times better. We also didn’t stress out or crunch numbers when ordering at table service restaurants. See you can order one meal,one dessert, and one non alcoholic drink-refillable for each person. So I was able to get an entree for 50.00, a dessert for 10.00 and a drink. In one meal.
The great thing about the dining plans? Disney offers free dining throughout the year. WDW just announced their free dining for the Fall 2015.
I already booked our trip but I guesstimated based on previous years dates when free dining would fall and guess what-it worked. Our trip was already book but our travel agent adjusted and credit our bill!.
Since we have the meal plan I have already booked all our meals. Oh and character meals are included! Not all but almost all!
Not only is the free dining a great savings but it helps make our trip more enjoyable and stress free. Where are we eating? Coming soon!!!
And while I don’t get paid anything by Disney to promote them I do so because my wish is for everyone to get to travel and enjoy this amazing place.