More Advice Disneyworld honeymoon!!

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I stayed at Port Orleans (not New Orleans Riverside) WAY back in the day and I thought it was a lovely resort. The rooms were really cool, and the theme of it was just great – Mardi Gras/Louisiana. I’m not sure what it was like on the Riverside part (was called something else then), but it definitely went with the theme of the South.

I went to Disney back in 2010 with my sister, and we stayed off site due to her getting an employee hotel discount. We bought our own meals (or split), and once I got home, I priced it all out and realized that we would have saved some money had we bought a meal plan (it wasn’t a HUGE difference, but would have still been savings). We ate breakfast at the hotel, usually split lunch, bought a couple snacks throughout the day, and then ate supper separately.

We did a 4-day park hopper, and bought it all at once.

However, I have some colleagues who sit by me who are taking their kids to Disney sometime soon, and one talked about how the meals plans changed… and the one they thought they were getting didn’t include half of the food places that another package at a WAY higher rate charged – or only included certain meals at certain places.

Post # 3
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3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did the meal plan, and i though it was worth it for us – we had two quick service meals and 1 sit-down meal each day, plus snacks. We usually had breakfast at the food court at our hotel, then did lunch at the park, and had reservations for a sit-down dinner each night. 

We decided to handle one park per day (and made our reservations for meals accordingly), so we bought a package that included 4 days worth of tickets (but no park hopper option). For us, the ease of planning and easy access to food make the packages worth it for us.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The meal plan isn’t worth it — they’ve changed it so much. A lot of menus are posted online, so you can figure out how much you’d pay out of pocket and then compare it to the price of the meal plan and see which would work better for you. Only get the park hopper add-on if you think you’ll actually visit more than one park in a day. Tickets are usually cheapest through undercovertourist.com.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

souza_2005:  Parkhoppers are tickets that allow you to visit more than one park per day. That wasn’t worth the extra price for us – we stuck to one park per day.

You can probably do it cheaper without a package, but it was our first visit, so the convenience of a package was really worth a little extra for us. If you’re looking to save money, I would take PP’s advice about looking up menus. 

All mousesavers.com is supposed to be a good reference for money-saving tips.

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