Mom And Son On Run
  • 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.

    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

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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