Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 23, 2012
    Dayna from PA 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.

    Traveling at the end of Jan with four kids ranging from 7-15. We are trying to stay within a good budget, any suggestions for dining? I've learned that you can also take drinks/juice pouches into the park, is this true? We are not on a disney resort

    Hi Dayna!  Traveling with 4 kids can be costly, but with the right plan, you can save a substantial amount of money, making your visit to Walt Disney World surprisingly affordable!

    Many of the off-property hotels offer a free or reasonable priced breakfast, so I would recommend filling up on a big breakfast before heading over to the parks. You can certainly bring drinks into the parks, and you are even permitted to bring a small, soft-sided cooler in with you.  This offers a great way to bring in your own sandwiches or snack items!  Having a picnic in the parks can be a magically memorable experience that will save you money.

    Disney quick service locations can be found all over the parks and the price for an adult meal averages around $10.  

    Here are a few of my favorite in-park dining bargains (approximate prices):

    Magic Kingdom
    Main Street Bakery:  Breakfast Pastries priced under $3 and sandwiches for around $6
    Columbia Harbor House: Bowl of Clam Chowder $4.50
    Casey's Corner: Hotdog with Fries $6.50

    Boulangerie Patisserie: Hot Ham and Cheese Croissant $3.25
    Sunshine Seasons: Half Rotisserie Chicken Meal $10 (Can feed 2)

    Hollywood Studios
    Starring Rolls Bakery: Assorted pastries under $2
    Rosie's Diner: Soups $2.75
    Toy Story Pizza Planet: Personal Pizza $6

    Animal Kingdom
    Anandupur Foods (Yak and Yeti):  Fried Rice and Eggrolls $4

    If you are interested in table service, prices vary but I would estimate the average at $20 per adult. Hope this has helped!  Congrats on your upcoming vacation!  
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