If you’re on a budget or just want to munch on your favorite snacks, be sure to pack your own. Plus, you can even bring your own drinks (minus alcohol). Disney won’t stop you.
You can use your Starbucks gift cards at Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Disney Springs thanks to brand new locations. So put those Christmas and birthday presents to good use!
You won’t find any gum on Disney property so be sure to pack your own.
Disney is a 100% Coca Cola property so be sure to bring your own bottles of Pepsi if you need your daily fixin’.
If you want your kids to eat healthy, Mickey Check Meals are perfect for highly nutritious meal options.
Some of Disney’s food is pretty unhealthy (delicious, but unhealthy) so if you’re on a diet, be sure to ask for calorie and nutrition info before ordering your food.
You might not give this much thought but planning your meals on these days are sometimes pretty tricky. If you don’t have park tickets for these days I recommend you check out Disney Springs or Disney’s Boardwalk for good eats. And of course you can also check out those cafeteria style restaurants at Disney resorts like Pepper Market (Coronado Springs) or Landscape of Flavors (Art of Animation Resort).
You actually might find a hidden gem in your resort. Plus since most people are probably at the parks, chances are your resort restaurant might be emptier. This is especially good for walk-ins.
Lunch reservations are sometimes easier to get since most people don’t want to make a reservation mid day because their schedules can sometimes be unpredictable. That’s why I recommend you try a lunch one because it’s generally easier to score. Especially for places like Be Our Guest, Biergarten, and Le Cellier.
Restaurants at Epcot during the weekdays are generally great choices for walk-ins. Wait times are moderate and most of the time you’ll be seated immediately. Plus, this gives you the option to check out all the other countries and see which choices you prefer best.