Mom With Kids After Run
  • On May 30, 2010
    Enitan from IN Asked

    Visiting Disney for a Conference July 16-19 (2 kids 4 & 7). Decided to make it a vacation. Arriving 7/10 but won't check in (Coronado Springs resort) till 7/14. Will visit Epcot 7/12 and Magic kingdom 7/15. Food tally currently > $2000 help!!!

    Enitan,

    I think you might have been at my Columbus, Indiana chat about the Moms Panel! Hi again!

    So your food budget seems to be growing out of control? That is a common issue for people planning a first vacation to 'the World'. It will be easier to help you if you send me a list of some of the restaurants you have selected. Then I can recommend some less expensive, but equally magical and tasty experiences.

    Until then, here are some other hints that can help;

    Don't eat three table service meals a day. They don't just elevate your expenses, they eat up a lot of time too. Don't spend as much as 6 hours of your day sitting in restaurants.

    Don't assume a table service restaurant is always better than a quick service one. Some counter service options have better food and ambiance that a majority of the table service ones. Tangierine Cafe and Flame Tree BBQ are two great examples.
     
    Consider snacking as a valid dining option. A few oversized bites at Epcot can be a great meal.

    Write me back with your selections, and we can work from there!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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