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Old 13 Dec 20, 12:35 AM  
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Another who would like to see the permanent demise of the dreadful plan.

I blame the removal of the steak and hard boiled eggs on the salad from garden grill on the dining plan!

In all seriousness surely if people have to part with hard earned cash to eat, at those prices the quality needs to improve to reflect the cost.
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Old 13 Dec 20, 10:15 AM  
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We got that plan free the first time we had a DDP. Happy days.
Us too and we totally wasted it as we didnít do enough research and didnít know about ADRs. We couldnít get in to any of the places we liked the look of and ended up eating at Planet Hollywood most nights .
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Old 16 Dec 20, 11:56 AM  
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I have been watching the trackers and the dining plan symbol is still on the food booths at Epcot, even for the new booths that have opened with the different festivals. Do people think this means it will come back next year?
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Old 16 Dec 20, 01:32 PM  
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I have been watching the trackers and the dining plan symbol is still on the food booths at Epcot, even for the new booths that have opened with the different festivals. Do people think this means it will come back next year?
The signs have had these symbols on for months. I know Disney want to bring it back but can't for various reasons at the moment. Its a big money spinner for them so it will return. I personally don't think it will come back until capacity is up and people can be safely seated to make it worth their while.
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Old 16 Dec 20, 02:27 PM  
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I must admit, I don't see why Disney can't offer a variation of the QSDP at the moment. Visitors have to eat, places are open for food so they could offer it if they wanted to.

I understand them not being able to offer it at sit down restaurants (full DDP) as a lot are closed and capacity is less.
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Dining plan started off great. Basically the same food on a good deal, including an appetiser and tip.

Then it became further and further ingrained in the marketing with huge take up. Costs quickly started to be cut- much cheaper desserts rather than appetiser, included tip gone was the first slash of the cost cutting sword.

But what really made many hate dining plan, and by the many I mean those who pay out of pocket, was when the food started being nibbled at in terms of cost, and then that nibbling became a great big bite.

So we saw dumbing down of dishes, cheaper ingredients, meat options being removed, shrinking portions, and even things that used to be standard on the menu now having up charge elements. Heck we even had more expensive items like guacamole removed from quick service fixings bars!

Coupled with this was ludicrous food price inflation (I once did an analysis and it was massively out of step with food elsewhere) which was designed to make the dining plan look a better deal and also to get more cash out of OOP people.

Iíd welcome it going for good.
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Why do people who don't like DDP always have to pipe up on threads about it.
Should only those who think itís wonderful be allowed to post ?
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Originally Posted by catherinesian View Post
I must admit, I don't see why Disney can't offer a variation of the QSDP at the moment. Visitors have to eat, places are open for food so they could offer it if they wanted to.

I understand them not being able to offer it at sit down restaurants (full DDP) as a lot are closed and capacity is less.
A lot of QS places are closed also and capacity is less at those that are open
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