Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 6, 2010
    Michelle from GA 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.

    I am brining 7 children to WDW from June13th til19th.Is there an inexspensive way to feed this many children.

    Hi Michelle, I have 5 children, so I can give you a few tips that have worked for us.

    While food is one of the most expensive pieces of our Disney vacations, I've found ways to save money. What ages are the kids that you are bringing? If the majority of them are between 3-9 years old, and if you are staying on property, I suggest that you purchase the Disney Dining Plan. Kids 3-9 are $11.99 per night of your stay with this package. That is where the savings really lie with the Dining Plan, because this includes one table service, one quick service and one snack per day. You can not  feed a child at Disney for that small amount of money per day without the Dining Plan. In fact, we purchase it on each trip and it saves us a considerable amount of money (we've done the math).

    With or without the Dining Plan, I recommend that you eat the majority of your breakfasts in your room. Bring boxes of cereal bars, etc. You can order groceries to be delivered to you from a company called Garden Grocer. We've used them quite often. You'll find their prices to be reasonable. I do see that you are traveling from Georgia though, so if you are driving, just pack groceries in your car with you. Breakfast in your room will save you a significant amount of money. Bring packages of peanut butter crackers, goldfish, etc for snack in the Parks. This way, when the kids get hungry, instead of buying seven $4.00 pretzels, you can pull out a baggie of crackers. Be sure to bring/buy a few cases of water. You may also want to plan a few mid-day pool breaks and have peanut butter sandwiches in your room before heading to the pool.

    You'll find that Disney's adult Quick Service portion sizes are quite large. Often, I will buy a grilled chicken sandwich with fries (for example) and cut it in half. It's more than enough to feed 2 of my kids.

    I hope this gives you some ideas. Please let me know if I can help further and have a Magical trip,

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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