Opting to purchase the Dining Plan can seem like a huge cost. But think about what you’re getting for the money. Then do some research and consider what you would be for the same food off the plan. One of the absolute best perks of the Dining Plan is knowing how much your food will cost before you leave for vacation. If you booked your trip far out enough, you’ll even be able to make payments on your bill every month. The Dining Plan takes a lot of the guesswork out of your vacation budget. However, the Dining Plan does not include tips at table service, so you will need to plan for that.