Today, we are going to be discussing eating on Disney property.
Some people associate going to Walt Disney World with food. Food is an important aspect of going to Disney because you have to eat. I think most people think food is expensive at Disney and it can be, but it can also be a good option for budget friendly people if you watch what you are doing. I know I always assumed that it was expensive to eat at Disney (that’s what I was always told by my mom), and it can be. If you think about it and plan and look at your options you can find some good options.
When you eat on Disney property, you have several options at where to eat. You can eat at:
- The resorts
- The parks
- Disney Springs
Each place has advantages and disadvantages, but one thing is for sure is that you will remember your experience.
When you eat at Disney, there are many options to choose from.
You can eat at:
- A Character Meal
- Quick Service Meals
- Sit down restaurants
- Dinner Shows
- Fine Dinning
- Snack carts
When we first started going to Disney, we always brought our own food and only ate off of Disney property, but now we eat on property sometimes. We especially like to eat quick service meals in the parks to save time.
So what is so special about eating on Disney property?
Well we have found that the food is good and usually is something that we are interested in doing or trying. Like there are character meals on property. If you go to a character meal, you get your meal and a chance to interact with some of the Disney characters, such as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and even some princesses. The trick to saving some money on these meals is to go during breakfast or going to lunch or dinner at some of the less expensive restaurants. Like one time I took our daughter to Akershus to meet the princesses instead of going to Cinderella Castle to meet them.
Meeting Cinderella at Akershus.
How to save money eating at Walt Disney World.
- Eat meals out at breakfast. It is cheaper at breakfast time.
- Eat quick service meals. There are many quick service meal spots all over Walt Disney World so you can find something you will like.
- Share meals. We usually eat quick service meals for lunch at the parks and we share 3 meals between 5 people. Sometimes we don’t but most of the time we do. At least once during our trip we get hamburgers with fries and we will get 3 adult meals and share. We find that when we are at the parks, we don’t eat as much so this is just enough to satisfy.
- Buy snacks. Sometimes you can go to a snack cart and buy something that you can eat as a meal, such as going and getting a turkey leg or getting egg rolls.
I am all for saving money, but sometimes it is better to just splurge a little. You are on vacation, so go ahead and do something special.