Question about eating at Disney

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Question about eating at Disney
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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 4:08pm

We now have our hotel booked. We are off

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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 6:00pm
From the Disneyworld dining FAQs: "Guests are allowed to bring food items—such as snacks or foods that do not require heating—into any Walt Disney World Theme Park. Inform a Security Cast Member of any food items when you enter the Theme Park."

(Interestingly, DisneyLAND's web page says you can't bring food in. We have before - I guess they don't enforce it?)

I've seen "no hard-sided coolers" as a rule. And no straws in Animal Kingdom (even on juice boxes).

You should be fine. I can see how feeding 9 at a Disney restaurant would break the bank quickly!!!

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Registered: 11-23-2010
Mon, 01-09-2012 - 6:14pm
Hilarie answered that question, but another idea to save money is consider lunch instead of dinner for what you buy. I'm assuming you were talking about counter service restaurants? (kind of like fast food, you go to the counter, order your food and wait for it, then bring it to a table). Sometimes the lunch price is cheaper than the dinner price. For table service (where you are waited on or buffet style), almost always the lunch price is cheaper than the dinner price.

Alysha
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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 8:50pm

I was also going to suggest what Alysha did ... buy lunch, bring dinner.

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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 9:07pm

Yes feeding our crew can get costly. Just eating out at normal places is not cheap. Thank you ladies are great. I looked for the info but I must have over looked that one some how. The hotel gives free full HOT breakfast (w/mickey waffles) so that will work for breakfast and some snacks. We planned on taking a bag of snack as much healthy as we can pull off. I will check out the prices on the allears web page. Once again thank you for the help.

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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 9:08am

I don't know if you're driving or flying.

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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 12:31pm

Yes I have lookes at mousesaver and allears. My husband is wondering what I am doing on the computer now. I really dont like them and I am not really that great at useing them. LOL But I have found both sites and hace figured out how to find what I need.

We are not able to stay on site. I looked into it and with the cost between $4000-12000 just for the hotel we couldnt do it. We just have a larger family so we need more space. We are staying at the Marriott for a really great price. It is a 2 room suite with a full kitchen in it. It will work great. They even have a full hot breakfast. You can even make mickey waffles. So I think it should be great. Having the extra rooms will be nice with our oldest son he has Aspergers and some times needs time in a calming place. The hotel is only a mile from Disney.

We will be driving. It will be a long drive so we will be taking two days to get there. So thank you for the info on the gas. We will be looking for that. Do you know if they have a Sam's next to the walmart or close by?

Once again thank you for all the help. I cant tell you enough how much help you all are.

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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 7:19pm
Disney is not "family-friendly" on hotels when the family is more than 2 children. I have a friend with 3 kids, and there's no way she can comfortably afford to stay on-site.

Unless of course you're willing to camp. ;o)
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Sat, 01-14-2012 - 7:19pm

I don't remember a Sam's Club, but I'll see if I can find it online.

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