View Full Version : Dream Maker + silver
12-24-2003, 07:38 AM
We are hoping to head to AKL in June. Has anyone bought the Dream Maker Package+Silver and is it worth it? We usually only eat 2 meals a day at WDW (to busy to eat). The other option I was looking at was the concierge room which looks like you get a fairly good continential breakfasts and snacks through out the day if we get back to the hotel which we usually try to do around 1 or 2 for a break. Then I would only need to buy dinner. Any thoughts or comments. Thanks!!1:fez:
12-24-2003, 09:42 AM
We did the Discovery Magic plan in 2002, which to my understanding is basically the same as the Silver Plan. We got 2 wishes a day to use for meals, entertainment, recreation, etc. For us it was definitely worth it because we ate at fancy restaurants, saw cirque, Hoop Dee Doo, and went on a tour.
Look at the what the plan costs and compare it to the cost of the meals that *you* would want. Do you not like fancy restaurants? Would you be happy sticking with moderate restaurants to save money on your vacation? If so, you probably should skip the plan. If you want a truly luxurious vacation, I'd go for it.
For instance if the plan costs $67 per person extra per night, that's $33.50/wish. As long as you spend that much per wish you are coming out ahead. That means you probably shouldn't use them for breakfast, as there are no breakfasts in the world that cost that much. Now, Hoop Dee Doo costs $50 ahead, but is only one wish, so some definite savings there. Of course some of the fancier restaurants, Artist Point, Narcossees, California Grille (there should be a list on the Disney website) take up two wishes oer person. But you still come out ahead since you can get surf/turf, lobster, in addition to appetizer and desserts. The meals are REALLY big, so I recommend only doing one sit down meal a day, and then using the extra wishes (if you don't only go to '2 wish' places) for Cirque, golf, GF spa treatments, or a tour.
12-26-2003, 06:30 AM
So if we have another couple with us is it possible to pay for their dinner with our wishes?
12-27-2003, 11:10 AM
Yes it would be possible, but then you would have two less wishes to use on yourself. So, choose wisely!
Another tip that may or may not be applicable to you is that you can use children's wishes to pay for an adult meal. I'm not positive, but I believe the child's Silver Plan costs less than $67 per night. But it still doesn't make sense to use the wishes to pay for their meals, as they are usually pretty cheap anyway. But you can bank them and use them for the adults meals through out the trip.
12-29-2003, 05:01 AM
Originally posted by extremesoccermom
The other option I was looking at was the concierge room which looks like you get a fairly good continential breakfasts and snacks through out the day if we get back to the hotel which we usually try to do around 1 or 2 for a break. Then I would only need to buy dinner. Any thoughts or comments.
You can definitely make breakfast out of the food available at the concierge lounges. We alsways stay at the concierge level and that is where the family has breakfast every morning. It's also more convenient than stopping somewhere else in a park or resort for breakfast, because you can walk down to the lounge at your leisure without waiting in lines to get food. Also, I usually go with the kids to get the food and bring it back to the room, while my wife is getting ready. This gives her a few minutes alone in the morning and is more efficient than everyone getting ready and then getting food.
Lunch can be a little harder from the concierge lounges. There will be a decent amount of food out, but not quite as good as breakfast for making a meal out of it. Also, food stays same several days in a row, so while that may be okay for breakfast (where I tend to eat pretty much the same thing every day anyway), that can get a bit boring for lunch.
Finally, AKL concierge lounge is awesome. It opens up to the whole lobby and has a great view. Also, the food is the best of all the concierge lounges I have been at (only 3, but still).
12-29-2003, 05:19 AM
If you do a search, I have posted many comments on the silver plan or disney magic plan. We have used it twice. Concerning the other couple, if the server knows what they are doing, they can see how many people are suppose to be using the plan and may not let you pay for the other couple's food.
I have found that if you use then for dinner and eat at the most expensive places with all the courses eligible then yes, it helps you save money. However, typically if you use them for breakfast, you will end up throwing away money.