Do you eat breakfast in your Walt Disney World resort room to save money?
My first thoughts of this occurred during a stay at the Pop Century. On our fourth day, fed up with the long crazy lines and mass hysteria of the food court, my family tried to come to eat earlier to help avoid the massive crowds in Everything Pop. In addition to the annoyance we felt for the crazy lines, the cost of the breakfast for my son was $5, around $10 for myself, and around $10 for my husband. We finally found a table after braving the beverage bar. The entire process took us nearly an hour! I decided then to begin bringing our breakfast.
Some items that I found easiest to pack were muffins that I had made at home, breakfast bars, fruit, cereal (to use with the half-gallon of milk I purchased from the gift shop/food court), pop tarts and doughnuts and oatmeal. Some of these items are easy to grab and go, while others require plates or a bowl. The plates and bowls are available in various places throughout the food court or can be brought with you.
If bringing food is not your style, maybe instead try buying items in bulk in the gift shops there in the Disney hotels. The items included there are loaves of bread (perfect for toast), doughnuts, and cereal. These items can be purchased soon after check-in so you do not get caught with bulk amounts of food with you throughout the day.
For my family, we average a 5 night vacation. I am not saying that we eat on the fly every day. However, if we do this on 4 of the mornings, we save $100! Also, grabbing our food and eating in the food court we save about 30 minutes per morning. That is 30 minutes of EXTRA sleep I know I need while at WDW!
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Natalie has been visiting Disney World and Disneyland with her son (currently age 5) and husband for her theme park fun since 1997! Natalie’s passion for Disney continues even when she is not in parks! She is the owner of MeetTheMagic.com where articles chronicle her adventures in the Disney parks and aboard the Disney Dream. In addition to Meet The Magic