7. Budget

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.

About Robin Swanson

Robin’s Disney journey began with Beauty and the Beast bedsheets, a Jasmine dress up set, and a purring Nala plush. As a child in the 1990s, the renaissance and classic animations alike captivated her imagination. In 2008, Robin visited Walt Disney World for the first time, and the obsession really took hold. Since then, Robin has enjoyed visiting the Happiest Place on Earth many more times. She lives in the Chicago suburbs where she is wrapping up a Masters in writing. When not at Disney World, Robin enjoys researching fairytales, eating ice cream, Netflix binging, reading and, of course, planning the next Walt Disney World vacation!