8. Decide if the dining plan is right for you
The dining plan has the potential to save you up to 35% off the total cost of dining during your vacation. Unfortunately the actual savings varies based on how much you eat, where you dine, and what you order. For some guests the dining plan works out perfectly and turns out to be a steal but for others they find that there is too much food offered or the price isn’t worth it (as is often the case for vegetarians whose entrees are typically less expensive anyway). Spend some time reading up on what the plans include and comparing the costs to what you’d pay out of pocket to see which way is the better deal for you.