Disney can be the magical trip of a lifetime but if you’d like to afford it more than once in your lifetime there are tips and tricks to saving money while visiting the Mouse. One of the biggest ways our family of five saves is by planning ahead of time and packing food for snacks and breakfast. Snacks for everyone add up and we estimate we save roughly $50 a day by bringing our own snacks. We share ten Disney snack ideas guaranteed to save you money!
When we head to Disney there is a battle plan in place. We eat breakfast before we leave the room. This saves us time, money and let’s be realistic- my kids aren’t fit for public spaces until they’ve been fed. Grumpiness runs in the family. We also are a family of grazers which means that at any given point during the day someone is hungry and needs a snack. Add in my own gluten free status and finding snacks during the day can become a process. On the flip side part of the Disney experience is eating the food so made a variety of reservations at different restaurants for lunch. We all benefited from sitting down midday, lunch reservations proved easier to get, and the prices were a little lower.
The Disney Snack Strategy
We found that planning our snacking ahead for Disney allowed us to save at least $50 a day in snacks and breakfast (those $5 snacks/drinks add up). I put our savings towards the purchase of Memory Maker which pleased the grandparents in a big way! What are your kids favorite snacks? Did I miss any major points?
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