EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Aug 23, 2012
    Quintella from MS 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. We are a military family traveling on a budget. We have two six year old boys. We will be staying at Pop Century September 24th-29th. We have a four day park hopper. Where can we eat reasonably in the parks for lunch?

    Hi, Quintella!

    You are going to love Pop Century!  I recently stayed there with my family and we just loved it.  We had a standard room in the 50's buildings and really liked our location.

    There are Quick Service locations in all the theme parks that offer meals for reasonable prices.  Kids meals are available for around $6 and include your entree, 2 sides, and a drink.  Sometimes I even just grab a kids meal as it is a lot of food! 

    Other ways to save money on food at the parks: 
    -Skip expensive sodas and bottled water, as you can get free cups of ice water at any quick service location.
    -For snacks, get items you can share like a box of popcorn.  Another great snack that is readily available is fruit. Grab an apple or banana for a healthy snack for about $1.29 per piece.
    -Bring your own goodies!  You are welcome to bring your own food and snacks into the park in a small cooler.  No glass bottles or alcoholic beverages permitted.  I like to have some juice boxes and crackers for a quick snack.
    -Pack a box of granola bars or even a box of dry cereal in your luggage, and have a quick breakfast in your room.  This will save time and money each morning. 

    By packing some snacks, getting free cups of ice water in lieu of soft drinks, and sticking to quick service meals, I think you can keep on your budget and still have some great meals in Walt Disney World!

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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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