Everyone knows that a trip to Disney World is going to cost a pretty penny no matter what you do. Not to worry though, the most magical place on earth is well worth the high price tag.
That said, we don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t try to save a few bucks whenever possible. After all, the more you save on this vacation, the sooner you’ll be able to take another.
One of the easiest ways to save is by changing the way you eat when in the parks. Disney World food is pricey, and by cutting a few corners here and there, you could easily save a couple hundred dollars or more. Therefore, it’s well worthwhile to learn the ins and outs of eating on the cheap in the Disney parks.
Here are our best tips!
1. Use Toppings Bars
Several Disney World restaurants have toppings bars for guests to dress up their burgers or tacos. These often include a wide variety of veggies, salsas, and sometimes even cheese. Try ordering a slightly smaller entree and loading it up with toppings. This way you can fill up while spending a smaller amount of money.
2. Make the Most of Buffets
Buffets are a fantastic way to get really full. You can use this fact to your advantage by scheduling buffet-style meals between regular meal times and allowing the meal to serve as both breakfast + lunch, or lunch + dinner. This is especially effective as a late breakfast/early lunch option because you should be able to snag breakfast prices (which are a bit lower than lunch prices).
3. Order Kids Meals
If you’re a light eater, you may be able to save some money by ordering kids meals. The kids meals in Disney are actually pretty substantial, and the prices are definitely much better than the adult meal prices. The biggest downfall here is that kids menus are generally pretty limited, meaning you may be stuck eating a lot of burgers and chicken nuggets.