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Unread 8 Aug 19, 02:13 PM  
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What to do... DDP question

I know this is a kind of "How long is a piece of string question" but due to the exchange rate I'm wondering if it's worth adding the DDP to our booking. I keep going back and forth and I'm just not sure what to do. The reason I'm wondering if it would be worth doing is because I'm concerned that the may decline whilst we're over there in a couple of weeks and therefore make food more expensive. The isn't great at the moment obviously but if we bought the plan now then at least we secure the current rate.

What do you guys think I should do? What would you do in this situation?
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Probably not the best person to ask as I don't think it's good value to begin with! Just unfortunate that we have to buy it at the $ rate though as it's not far off 10 cheaper paying 55. I think it all depends on your meal plans & whether you plan on spending $76/person/day.
If you have looked at my recent FX post then you will know that I ordered/moved all our money, 2 days ago- gutted moving at $1.20 but forecasters are predicting worse & didn't want to take that risk! Of course it it moves North to $1.30 I'll be crying my eyes out!
So my advice, change your Food money now but don't buy the plan
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do you always eat onsite that might make you decide and do you have a car ?

we like to be flexible and to have to stick to an ADR everyday we would hate

we ate a meal from a Disney restaurant at DS and then ate 2 nights later offsite, now the surroundings were different but the meal was more or less like for like and honestly the difference in cost was $120

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We have children so usually stay eating on site every trip. This year we have thoroughly enjoyed eating off site. Better value and better food and service.

Next trip we will definitely mix it up and eat off site far more. I wouldnt buy the ddp personally, but in the past I have looked at menus and priced up what I will eat plus tip and have done the maths as to whether TIW or ddp is better value. We would rather an appetiser than dessert so I factor that in too.

If Im the ddp works for you I would buy now. Better to be safe than sorry and kicking yourself if you dont buy.
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OP. Probably I am the last person to ask!

DDP:-

Cons. Too much food, overpriced and poor quality.

Pros. Snacks are handy and it gives you certainty.

But for us a total waste of money as we share a lunch and even have maybe 2 appetisers and 1 entree in the evening or vice versa. Hence it wont work out in our favour.
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Thanks for the replies everyone. Still undecided, its not get me that gets to make the decisions. Not sure we would eat all that food though, not even on QS. We will be just eating on site though as this is a full on a Disney trip. January will be different.
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I wouldnt buy DDP, but would go and change up at least half my spending money, hedging bets so to speak
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We added it on for our September trip for added certainty and ease really. We realise it might not save us money but we like having it all paid for
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