• On Mar 27, 2017
    Pamela from NY 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.

    Are there any picnic areas or benches in the parks where families can eat packed lunches?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Pamela! I’m so glad you stopped by with your question! 

    As a budget-conscious mama, one of my #1 tips to guests who wish to enjoy the most magical place on earth without splurging is to pack a lunch! The Walt Disney World Resort is one of the few theme parks in the world that allows families to bring in food. There are some restrictions to what can be brought in, but for the most part, you can bring your family a delicious meal that everyone will love and enjoy it at the parks. 

    There are so many wonderful places to enjoy a packed lunch throughout the resort. Here are some of my favorites: At Magic Kingdom, I love heading to Fantasyland and if you walk past Dumbo, to the right of Big Top Souvenirs, there is a quiet area you can sit and enjoy a meal. Also at MK, there are tables in front of both Casey's Corner and across the street in front of the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. At Epcot, if you walk outside the back door of Club Cool and turn right, there are some seats there. You can also come inside the Land Pavilion where you will find seating in the lower level.

    Pamela, you’ll find that in all four parks you won’t have any problems locating a great spot to enjoy a meal with a magical view! I hope you have a wonderful time when you visit! Be sure to save room for some magical treats too. You can’t visit WDW without enjoying a delicious Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar, or my favorite, Dole Whip from Aloha Isle. Yum! 

    Please come back and visit us again soon! ~ Emille 
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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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