Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Nov 30, 2011
    Melisa from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have been able to make the trip with our kids for the last 4 years on the free dining special. We are coming down in June with family and staying off site. I am having some sticker shock on ticket prices and the idea of paying for meals. Any tips?

    Hi Melissa,

    When you breakdown how much you'll be saving staying off-site, it'll make the higher meal prices a little less shocking.

    To save on tickets, I highly recommend Undercover Tourist. In addition, you need to take a look at the cost-saving measures available at

    Enjoy your largest meal of the day at breakfast or lunch when the rates are less expensive. A  character breakfast will be fun but less pricey than a dinner with characters. Eat some meals off-site. Have breakfast on your way into WDW or dine on cereal, granola bars, etc before heading to Mickey's House.

    When ordering at counter-service restaurants, consider sharing an entree, side item and/or dessert. You can make a great meal out of simple kiosk choices such as the baked potatoes in the Magic Kingdom.

    Bring your own water bottles and carry some tide-me-over snacks!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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