So we decided to stay at the Pop Culture value resort. Great convenience and perks staying on property at a Disney resort hotel. You get the dining plan which gives you one counter service meal and one table service meal each day as well as a snack for about $85 a day for the 3 of us. The table service meal alone would cost close to that much so it is a really good deal. The only problem is many of the restaurants get booked up so you have to kind of plan out your trip in advance to figure out where you will be on what days to pick where you want to eat. The other perk of staying at the resorts is that each day different parks have either early or late hours just for those staying at the resorts. So that helped determine which park to go to on which day.
So here are the restaurants we decided on:
For our days at Epcot we will be eating at The Coral Reef and Marrakesh.
For the Magic Kingdom we decided on The Liberty Tree Character Dining and Ohana at The Polynesian (just a quick monorail ride from the Magic Kingdom).
For Animal Kingdom we will be eating at Boma at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.
For Hollywood Studios (formerly MGM) we will take the boat over to The Beach Club for the seafood buffet at Cape May.
Other perks of staying at a Disney resort hotel:
Free airport shuttle and they take care of picking up your luggage and deliver it to your room so you can head straight to the parks rather than waiting until check in at 3:00.
You get a free photopass picture
You get $15 certificate for Planet Hollywood (no biggie but hey, its a free meal)
So yeah, we are getting really excited!