8. Make Snacks into Meals
There are several snacks throughout the parks that are priced as snacks, but could really serve as a small meal. Seek these out and use them to your advantage. Sometimes a quick, light meal is all you really want anyway, and if you can get one for a bit less than the regular counter-service meals, you’ll be doing pretty good.
9. Have Breakfast in the Room
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be a budget buster. Instead of heading to the food court first thing in the morning, have an assortment of cereals, pastries, and fruits in your room.
These can be eaten quickly on the way to the shuttle, meaning you won’t be wasting any time or money on the first meal of the day.
10. Get Free Dining
Once a year, Disney tends to offer free dining with the purchase of a non-discounted vacation package. While this is not always a good deal due to all the restrictions involved, it can be a decent discount for some people. Do the math to see if it’s a good fit for you.
11. Bring Food In
Of course, there’s always the option of bringing your own food into the parks. If you eat breakfast in your room and bring some sandwiches for lunch, you’ll only need to worry about paying for dinner. This can save quite a bit of money, but might take some of the fun out of your vacation. Your mileage may vary.