Food tips

Understand that the countries in the World Showcase enforce the U.S. drinking age of 21.

I’m going to be honest, I was pretty hesitant adding this to the list. But believe it or not, some people actually think that you can drink at 16 (or 14 and 18) if you’re in Germany, because that’s how it is in the real Germany . Trust me, a guy behind me in the line at Sommerfest asked the cashier that. It was pretty awkward.

Always bring your i.d. especially if you want to drink alcohol.

Yes I know, it’s common sense but trust me, they’ll typically ask for your ID no matter how old you look. I’m not the youngest looking dude, but I still get carded.

Plan a magical picnic at your resort.

You probably paid a lot of money for your nice Disney hotel room but haven’t really been able to enjoy all the amenities it has to offer, especially if you’re on a time crunch. That’s why I recommend that if you have some spare time, that you plan a picnic at your resort with your party. Some resorts have great spots for picnics like the beaches Disney’s Beach Club, Polynesian, Wilderness, and Fort Wilderness Lodges. You can easily grab some sandwiches or hot dogs and set up camp for a nice relaxed day.

You can get a Dole Whip without having to go to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, or Epcot.

If you’re craving a Dole Whip but don’t have a park ticket, you’re in luck – Pineapple Lanai at the Polynesian Resort has just what you’re looking for. And unlike Animal Kingdom, they actually have Pineapple Vanilla swirl which tastes a lot better that way.

Invest in the Disney Dining Plan if you know that you and your family are big eaters.

Ah the Disney Dining Plan… Some people hate it, others adore, most just don’t care. But believe it or not, the dining plan could easily be the best way to save money on food, but ONLY if you do it correctly. You’ll learn more in the next section below.

Keep an eye out on limited time only eats and drinks.

If you’re like me, you probably come to Disney World for the food (okay the rides too, but mostly the food). But at some time, you’ll get to the point when you already tried everything noteworthy and instead want to try something new. That’s why I recommend trying to come to Disney during a holiday season or a major event time period. Whether if you like new Pixar movie themed cupcakes or candy corn Dole Whip for Halloween, you’re bound to find some tasty seasonal treats!

Never buy water with your Disney Dining plan snack credit.

Your snack credit is worth $5, don’t buy the water for $3.50. Get the Dole Whip Float instead. Or better, go to Les Halles Boulangerie and Patisserie and get their most expensive French treat.

Don’t use table service or quick service meal credits on breakfast because it doesn’t include dessert. Lunch and dinner does, however.

Use your meal credits on lunch and dinner because you’ll get an entree, side, drink, and dessert. It’s such a better bargain.

And last but not least, MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY DAY

Be a kid, have fun, and eat delicious food!

For Disney Springs restaurant reservation, check Open Table

You can make reservations at a few Disney Springs restaurants using Open Table. This is very useful especially when the My Disney Experience app shows zero restaurant availability on their end.