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Old 02-22-2016, 02:35 PM   #1
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My mouse ears are rusty ...need help on resort and dining pack

I recently decided to go to WDW in dec 4-9 2016 . I have a 2 year old now who birthday is in that month . Anyway I want pop century or even sports is fine (not into crowds) but i want dining as well and on a budget

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You can add quick-service dining to your package for I believe around $43 a night for yourself and your 2 year old would be free, but once they turn 3, then they charge about $17.50 a night. Guess it depends on how much you plan on eating. Might be cheaper just to book room only. Hopefully a discount comes along and just eat out of pocket and share meals.
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Old 02-22-2016, 05:52 PM   #3
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You can add quick-service dining to your package for I believe around $43 a night for yourself and your 2 year old would be free, but once they turn 3, then they charge about $17.50 a night. Guess it depends on how much you plan on eating. Might be cheaper just to book room only. Hopefully a discount comes along and just eat out of pocket and share meals.
A 2 year old won't be charged for a dining plan, but they won't get any food either on the QS plan, except what you share of your food. Actually, that is the case for all levels of dining plans - you cannot chose to purchase one for a 2 year old, and they can only eat off of your plate, they get no credits. You will probably end up having to purchase at least some meals for him/her OOP. The upside iwith a higher level plan that includes TS meals is that you can choose buffets and select enough food for yourself and your child, but then again you could do that paying OOP as well, no dining plan necessary.

I see it has been awhile since you've been to WDW. If you had a dining plan on your trip in 2004(?), be aware that much has changed! The basic plan no longer includes appetizers or gratuity. It was a clear money saver back then -probably at least a 30% or greater savings over paying OOP. Now, you really have to work your credits to come out ahead at all. If your are trying to do this trip in the most cost effective manner, I would definitely decide where and what you would like to eat, look at menus and do a little math.
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I want to add, be sure you go before your child's birthday, or at least check in before it. A two year old does not require park tickets, but a 3 year old does. And I believe that the All Stars are slightly less expensive. Even if the room rate is the same, each is in a different county and Pop, I believe, is subject to a higher room tax. I could have that backwards so double check that.
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If your child turns three while there, and they know, they will charge you for the child. I was going to take my niece for her birthday, and they were going to charge the higher age prices even though the majority of the trip she would have been the younger age. Just FYI.
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If your child turns three while there, and they know, they will charge you for the child. I was going to take my niece for her birthday, and they were going to charge the higher age prices even though the majority of the trip she would have been the younger age. Just FYI.
This surprises me as my understanding was that Disney went by the child's age at check in.
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I was always told ot is the price at check-in!
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