Food tips

Bring your own snacks, drinks, or even meals.

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.

Bring your Starbucks gift card.

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!

Bring you own gum.

You won’t find any gum on Disney property so be sure to pack your own.

Bring your own Pepsi.

Disney is a 100% Coca Cola property so be sure to bring your own bottles of Pepsi if you need your daily fixin’.

Order Mickey Check Meals for your kids.

If you want your kids to eat healthy, Mickey Check Meals are perfect for highly nutritious meal options.

Ask a cast member for nutritional information if you’re trying to stay healthy.

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.

Plan the right meals for arrival and departure days.

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).

Eat a few meals at other resorts, or better, your 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.

If dinner reservations are sold out, try lunch.

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.

Don’t have a dining reservation? visit the World Showcase at Epcot because most are slow enough for walk-ins.

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.