Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 8, 2013
    Karyn from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! I love this panel.I am looking for some great places to eat in Disney.We don't have the dining plan since we are staying at the Swan so some places that are as economical for paying out of pocket as possible are what I had in mind. counter or table

    Hi Karyn,

    I love dining at the Walt Disney World Resorts and it is easy to save on food while vacationing here.

    We always eat breakfast in our room by bringing breakfast food from home or ordering from the Garden Grocer. The Garden Grocer is an online grocery store that you can order food and other items you need for vacation and have them delivered to your resort. We usually get water and snacks to bring into the park. 

    As for restaurants, you can easily split meals at counter service restaurants. My family usually orders a few items and splits them. One of our favorite places is Tortuga Tavern where we split nachos and a salad. 

    Another great way to save money is to eat table service at lunch. Often the menus are the same as dinner but the prices are cheaper. Some our our favorites are Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano, the 50's Prime Time Cafe and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria. Plus you are out of the heat of the day and you can recharge for an evening of touring. We have also order a few appetizers to eat as well.

    I would have your family look at the restaurants you want to dine at and figure out what they may like to eat. This will give you an idea on budget.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, New York

My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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