Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Oct 18, 2012
    Carolina from Pichincha Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi moms!! Is it better to eat lunch in the parks at a table service restaurant or at a counter service????

    Hi Carolina,

    That really depends on a number of factors: what your budget is, what time you'll have gotten to the park, what other meals do you have planned for the day, etc.

    In general, table service meals are more expensive than counter service meals, so if you're economizing, then counter service is the way to go.

    If you have other table service meals planned for the same day, then counter service might be the way to go because the table service meals tend to be quite large.

    On the other hand, if you've had a light breakfast and gotten to the park for opening rope drop, then a table service lunch can be a wonderful break.

    Also note that table service lunches tend to be a bit longer than counter service, so if you're short on time, then counter service is the way to go.

    It's really up to you. During any given trip, I might split my lunches evenly between table service and counter service and having some lunches in the parks and some at the resorts.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know what else we can do to help.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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