Yep, a hug for you. You sweet blog readers you. No, for real. Thank you for your amazing and kind comments on my post from yesterday. Your encouragement and prayers are beyond thoughtful. Thank you for sharing your heart and lending a sweet word to me through commenting. Your words have been Jesus to me. Thanks for sharing what God prompted you to. My prayer is that I can be a similar word of encouragement to you through commenting some words of encouragement.
Seems like you ladies like your free meals. Um, who doesn't, right?! Many of you want to know just how you get on this "free dining plan" thing at Disney World. Three big details...you have to go to Disney when they are offering it, you have to buy at least a two day base ticket to Disney (meaning it can just be for one park, and it doesn't have to be park hopper ticket), and you have to stay at one of Disney's resorts for three consecutive nights. (It can even be their least expensive, but still super-nice, value resorts.)
We did what was called the "Deluxe Dining Plan" since we stayed in a moderate resort (Port Orleans Riverside). For each day we were there, we each received one counter-service meal (think ordering at a counter...no waiters...still great food) that includes an entree, drink and dessert, one sit-down meal (think waiters/waitresses) that included an entree, drink, and dessert, and one snack (popcorn, drink, ice cream, etc.) This was more than enough food! Some places offer an all-you can eat dinner too. Amazing! You do have to watch because sometimes dinner shows and character dining meals take two of your meals. Also, if you stay at a value resort, you may have to pay a little to upgrade your dining plan to be deluxe to include sit-down meals.
All together this saved us close to $600:
-$25 (because we wouldn't buy dessert w/o the dining plan) for each lunch
-Between $80 and $100 for each dinner
-at least $10 a day for snacks (I'm sure we would snack even if we didn't have the plan)
Right now they are offering the dining plan through September 2011, but at select times. The way I got the code to use to get our free dining plan that our travel agent (aka my sister-in-law) used when she booked our trip, was to sign up on Disney's website to get their special email offers. I would highly recommend using a travel agent to help you book your stay to get all the best deals and details. Off to Neverland Travel is a great option for assistance in booking your trip. (If you're in my area and know me outside of blog-land, let me know and I can get you in contact with my favorite travel agent, my sis-in-law, to help you out!) Finally, if you do get the Deluxe meal plan, make reservations at the restaurants way ahead of time! And for much more information, check out MouseSavers.com.
Okay, I think that covers it. Email me or leave a comment if you have further questions!
So there you have it. Two treats just for you!