A few days ago, two of my best girly pals and I went to a local theme park. Being the broke 20-somethings we are, we tried to spend the least amount of money on food as possible, while still being satisfied. It was then the light bulb went off in my head and I remembered my favorite food saving tip at Disney World: purchasing kid meals!
Now, many of you know by now that I am a girl that loves food and eating. That being said, as with most restaurants, the portion sizes at Disney can be HUGE! Plus, most of the kids and adult meals at Disney come with a side/dessert and a drink. All that food, on top of the sun and walking, can really put a damper on your Disney mojo. Plus, I really hate the feeling of not wanting to waste your money, so you eat everything on your plate, even though you reached full about 10 bites ago. Y’all feel me?
Not wanting this to happen again, once during my internship I asked if I could purchase the children’s meal instead. And surprisingly, they said yes! Not only did my belly get full, so did my wallet! (See what I did there, haha?! =P)
One of my favorite places to purchase a children’s meal was at Pinocchio Village Haus, which is located in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland. Recently, the restaurant added flatbread pizzas to their menus. While the kid’s version only comes topped with cheese, it still is really yummy. I usually got mine with a bottle of water and side of fries, yummm! Plus, the kid’s meal is a little more than $2.00 cheaper; I really loved that! Also, I like the lunch kid options at Fantasyland’s newest restaurant, Be Our Guest.
Another idea is to simply ask if you can get an entrée without any sides or drinks. For instance, purchase just a slice of pizza instead of the combo. This often too can save you some extra dollars!
What I like about this tip is that it’s easy to do and you still get quality meals. Never did I feel like I was missing out on tastiness. Plus, the money you save can go towards souvenirs, hooray!
PS: If you take my advice and eat at Pinocchio Village Haus, I suggest grabbing a booth by the windows. They overlook the It’s a Small World attraction, making it a perfect place to people watch!
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