• On Jun 27, 2012
    Irma from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Thank you so much Terry M. I'm goin to get that standard dining plan. For breakfast do you think i should order grocery from or just eat at the hotel? and how many extra spending money should I take to buy stuff for my kids? Thank you!

    Hi again Irma!

    I've never used so I'm not sure how all that works. What our family normally does when on the Basic Dining Plan is use our quick service meal for breakfast, but we eat a late breakfast (say 10 or 10:30am), so that way when lunch comes we're still pretty full, or just may need a snack to carry us over to dinner (which is usually the table service). Or, we do the exact reverse: Get a massive table service meal for breakfast (say, Donald's Dining Safari Breakfast at Tusker House), have a snack for lunch, then eat just a quick service meal for dinner. 

    Another option is to just bring 1 bag with your luggage and pack with snacks. The snack bag can have some of your favorite dry or non-perishable snack items that you can eat for breakfast, then you have 2 full meals (quick service or table service) for lunch and dinner.

    The key is usually the times you want to eat. Take a late breakfast if going to just eat a snack for lunch. Or even an early dinner if your sons eat early and often :-) But Disney has big portion sizes. Their food will really fill you up!

    In terms of budget, perhaps a $100 per day limit for souvenirs for the both of them. Maybe they can get one big item and a couple small items for their trip. Disney souvenirs can get pricey, so if you're a big souvenir family, tack on $100 to that per day limit.

    Have a good one!
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