AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On May 9, 2012
    Sheryl 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.

    My family of 7 (kids 19, 17, 14, 11 & 5) will be there the last 2 wks of June. Due to circumstances we are not able to get a dining plan. How much should I budget for food alone per day? Mind you, we will be bringing our own snacks to the parks. :)

    Hi, Sheryl!  How much to budget for food depends on a lot of factors.  How many counter service meals and how many table service meals do you plan to enjoy?  Are the kids big eaters?  Do your kids ever share meals?

    The very best thing for you to do is to check out allears.net, where if you click on the dining tab up at the top under Walt Disney World, you will find menus from all of the dining locations, and they include prices that are pretty current.  This may help you to better estimate how  much you 'll need.

    For a quick thought, for each adult, I always budget $10 for breakfast and lunch if we're doing counter service.  Dinners might be a little bit higher - around $15.  If your gang are big eaters, you might find this a little conservative. 

    I hope this helps get you started!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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