• On Aug 22, 2017
    Susan 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.

    Hi, I'm bringing my 3 grandsons to DW Tksgvg week and am trying very hard to come up with some budgeting ideas. On th QSP, can we substitute snack for beverage at any CS location and have ice water? And can we turn 2 dbl burgers into 4 with xtr buns?

    Hi, Susan!

    You are such a fun grandma! Taking your 3 grandsons to Walt Disney World will certainly be fun for all of you. Make sure to take plenty of photos to capture all the magical memories! I can certainly appreciate saving money during your visit. Most Quick Service locations will allow you to swap out your beverage for a side item. Inquire when ordering what the options are. 

    With your desire to turn 2 burgers into 4, I am not really sure! First, I cannot think of many (if any?) Quick Service locations that serve a double burger (there might be, but none that come to mind!) If you run into this item on a menu, you can certainly ask about the extra buns!

    Other ways to save money:
    -Free cups of ice water at counter service locations
    -Use your refillablemug for hot chocolate/coffee and get a bagel with your snack credit and you have a quick and economical breakfast!
    -Bring some crackers and cereal bars in your tote bag. These will be perfect for a quick snack, saving you money AND time!
    -Purchase each grandson a Disney Gift Card. This will be their spending money. This way they know not to ask for all the souvenirs during the trip. Once it is gone, it is gone so spend wisely!
    -If any of your guests are age 3-9, Disney Dining Plan Quick Service credits are not tracked between child/adult, so order the larger meal and split it. 
    -When booking your trip, select a standard view room which often is less expensive than a preferred room. Avoid adding extras to park ticket (like the Park Hopper). Stick to base tickets. 
    -Do not over-buy park days on your theme park tickets. Plan a "no park day" and enjoy a resort day at your pool. 

    I hope you plan the perfect vacation for your family!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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