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  • On May 7, 2017
    Stephanie from NC Asked

    We are going to Disneyworld in October. I know that we can bring food into the parks for lunches. Can my husband and I leave and bring back 2 boxed pizzas for our groups dinner? This way everyone doesn't have to leave the park for dinner. Thanks!!

    Dear Stephanie,

    Thank you so much for reaching out to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question about planning your meals at the Walt Disney World Resort

    I totally understand wanting to budget and plan for your group's meals while you are on vacation, and I am a big pizza fan too, yum! You definitely CAN bring your own food into the parks as long as it complies with the rules of the parks, but I actually recommend in this particular situation that you think about another option. Honestly, it will take a very long time to leave the park, leave the parking lot, get the pizza, re-park in the lot, go back through security and the ticket line, and get back to the rest of your group. In my mind, that's valuable time that you could be spending on attractions, shows, and experiencing what is around you. 

    If budget is your main concern, there are many options that might work for you in terms of food. There are several Quick-Service restaurants in each of the parks that serve meals that can even be split between two people many times, as my family often does. For example, at the Magic Kingdom, Casey's Corner has a footlong chili cheese dog meal with french fries that can be shared. If you're really in the mood for pizza specifically, check out Pinocchio Village Haus, where flatbreads are served. They are just delicious!

    Hope that helps you to plan your magical vacation!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a Disney Parks Moms Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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