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Things I did not know about the Dining Plan...

Discussion in 'Restaurants, Dining, Dining Plans' started by Beccaberry, Mar 25, 2010.

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    I know the Dining Plan in and of itself is a highly volatile issue, and by and large I agree with the complaints that most people vocalize. Having said that, I must admit, when it's offered for free I do love taking advantage of it. :thumbsup:

    We will be doing just that in August, and I recently made our ADR's for the upcoming trip. Whilst doing a bit of research I learned a few things I hadn't known before, so I thought I'd share!

    For instance did you know that:

    • Table Service Credits for children 3-9 include an appetizer (as well as entree, dessert and beverage).
    • Breakfast Credits (Table & Counter) include both a juice AND another beverage (non-alcoholic).
    • While Cinderella's Royal Table *does* require 2 TSC, that also includes your gratuity, something not generally covered by Table Service Credits.
    • Gratuity is also included when using 2 TSC for one of the Dinner Shows (Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show and Mickey's Backyard BBQ).
    • You can also use TSC for Room Service. When ordering from the menu you are entitled to one entree, one dessert and one non-alcoholic beverage. (Children 3-9 are also entitled to an appetizer). For each meal ordered, 2 TSC will be redeemed from your plan. This also includes gratuity.
    • You can also use 2 Adult TSC for pizza delivery to your room. Each order consists of 1 pizza item, 2 non-alcoholic beverages and 2 desserts. Gratuity is also included.

    So then, does anyone else have any Disney Dining Plan "Secrets" they'd care to share?
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    Wow. Good info. I don't see myself using it, but it's nice to have it here to access.

    Then again, free is silly to refuse, eh? ;)
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    Free is indeed hard to refuse...especially when it allows to make two trips w/ my family vs. one :)

    Doesn't mean I don't do my fare share of complaining though ;-)
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    When we used one of the counter service credits for a combo meal I always asked for fruit instead of the included dessert. It doesn't tell you that anywhere but there was never any problem. :thumbsup:
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    OOH! Excellent...I've not found myself a fan of many of the Counter Service desserts.
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    super tips!! :)
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    :wave: When it's free, it means you can eat off site once in awhile without any guilt about the money you would spend!!
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    :yes: Free is a good thing! :D

    Nice tip about the fruit. :yes:
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    Yes, you can get fruit if they have it. I usually get the fruit when dining at the resort food court.

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