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Any experiences out there please?

Looking at a weekend towards the end of the year, and possibly upgrading from the free standard to the Full Board plus.

Can anyone who has done this please let me know what it was like.

Is 2 sit down meals a bit too much?

Are the set menus any good?

I guess breakfast can be had at the hotel?

Any character meals that could be included?

Also, I guess this can be used from check in and however you like throughout the nights you are staying? ie if you really wanted to you could eat them all on one day?

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Weve done full board plus twice and its been perfect for us. Some people will say its too much food but we have young children and having that sit down time to relax, eat and talk is great. We enjoyed our hotel food the best (Newport Bay breakfast and buffet).
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Any experiences out there please?

Looking at a weekend towards the end of the year, and possibly upgrading from the free standard to the Full Board plus.

Can anyone who has done this please let me know what it was like.

Is 2 sit down meals a bit too much?

Are the set menus any good?

I guess breakfast can be had at the hotel?

Any character meals that could be included?

Also, I guess this can be used from check in and however you like throughout the nights you are staying? ie if you really wanted to you could eat them all on one day?

Thanks in advance.
If youre getting the free standard half board, you will be able to upgrade to standard full board, but not to plus level. (You can only upgrade half to full board, not change levels.)

You can still eat in plus restaurants though - just pay to top up at each restaurant. Youll still benefit from the free dining, so still worth doing. Plus if you end up eating in some standard restaurants, it will work out cheaper in the end anyway. (Some of our favourite restaurants are the standard buffets.)

We find that half board is plenty of food, but thats because we eat a big buffet breakfast, then a big buffet meal later in the day. If youre wanting table service meals, then I can imagine that full board would be better for you.

Also, your dining plan will be valid from your entire stay, eg for 5 days of a 4 night / 5 day stay, but it would only include meals for 4 days. So if youve got full board, youd get 8 meals plus breakfast, and you could spread those out between your 5 days.
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If you are on the standard plan that would be three buffet meals a day. I guess you dont have to eat loads at a buffet so it might work. I found it too much. Usually we have a full breakfast (hot food, cereal, breads, cheeses, cold meats, pastries) and then are not hungry till about 5pm.

If you dont eat much breakfast it might be better for you.
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You wouldnt be able to upgrade free standard to plus. You could upgrade half board to full board, but this is too much food! Youll be spending more time in restaurants than in the parks!

Plus doesnt include character meals.

Breakfast will be in your hotel and will be a hot breakfast buffet.
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The plus voucher is worth around 35. You can use this towards any character meal and pay the difference. It is not possible to upgrade the whole meal plan but you can upgrade individual meals including the character ones.

A full breakfast plus evening meal is plenty. Full board would take up too much time for me but good if you need a sit down !
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Thank you all... this offer is via dlparisdirect. Has anyone used these?

In fact it is free half board plus upgrading to full board plus.
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In that case it will be breakfast at your hotel, a three course lunch and a three course dinner.

Too much food and too much time. A TS meal in Paris can easily take two hours.

It is best to avoid all weekends if you can - always busy. But if you do have to go on a weekend, I wouldnt want to spend so much of my two days sitting in restaurants.
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