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Old 04-05-2019, 09:45 AM   #31
Jillybean315
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We usually get a 1 bedroom and eat at the Hotel rather than eat at the parks. Itís related more to the quality of the food in the park rather than cost. We have found the food at quick serve locations to not be that heathy or good. We do enjoy the nicer restaurants that require two meals. Would the dining plan make sense for this scenario.
We have begun to simply stick to pay as you go. As the good olí metabolism slows down requiring more conscientious food selections, I personally have found it much more cost effective to use TIW or even just using the DVC & AP discounts. If you go with DDP, you still have that one QS meal every day, & with the DDDP you have so much food you could feed a small village.
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Old 04-05-2019, 12:06 PM   #32
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DDP never has been cost effective for us. It forces us to eat more and always order the most expensive thing on the menu. We pay OOP and use TIW/DVC/AP discounts.

The only time I would consider it again is to use as part of a split stay or if were traveling with family or friends. Just easier to determine who pays what for there meals.
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Old 04-05-2019, 12:20 PM   #33
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DDP never has been cost effective for us. It forces us to eat more and always order the most expensive thing on the menu. We pay OOP and use TIW/DVC/AP discounts.

The only time I would consider it again is to use as part of a split stay or if were traveling with family or friends. Just easier to determine who pays what for there meals.
Adding to this, if you have children (9 & under) you will usually come out a little ahead for their bills.
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Coronado Springs: December, 2013
Coronado Springs: December, 2014
Boardwalk Villas: January, 2016 (1st DVC Visit)
POR-Riverside: October, 2016
Polynesian Villas:June, 2017 (Split Stay)
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