Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On May 30, 2010
    Enitan from IN 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.

    Visiting Disney for a Conference July 16-19 (2 kids 4 & 7). Decided to make it a vacation. Arriving 7/10 but won't check in (Coronado Springs resort) till 7/14. Will visit Epcot 7/12 and Magic kingdom 7/15. Food tally currently > $2000 help!!!


    I think you might have been at my Columbus, Indiana chat about the Moms Panel! Hi again!

    So your food budget seems to be growing out of control? That is a common issue for people planning a first vacation to 'the World'. It will be easier to help you if you send me a list of some of the restaurants you have selected. Then I can recommend some less expensive, but equally magical and tasty experiences.

    Until then, here are some other hints that can help;

    Don't eat three table service meals a day. They don't just elevate your expenses, they eat up a lot of time too. Don't spend as much as 6 hours of your day sitting in restaurants.

    Don't assume a table service restaurant is always better than a quick service one. Some counter service options have better food and ambiance that a majority of the table service ones. Tangierine Cafe and Flame Tree BBQ are two great examples.
    Consider snacking as a valid dining option. A few oversized bites at Epcot can be a great meal.

    Write me back with your selections, and we can work from there!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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