Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dining on your Disneyland Vacation

Taking a Disneyland Vacation is often an extremely enjoyable occasion as well as a costly one. There are so many different aspects to consider when you are planning your trip and one of the most important issues is what to eat while there. However, with careful planning, keeping well nourished throughout your Disneyland Vacation doesn't have to be a hindrance as many people expect it to be.


Let's start off by being honest here. Many of us go to Disneyland for the whole effect. This includes taking part in some of the great tasting fare that the park has to offer. That being stated, if you are not careful, you could eat your way out of your Disneyland Vacation. Now don't get me wrong here, eating at the park isn't cheap but if you choose wisely and plan accordingly taking part in this activity doesn't necessarily have to break the bank.

A secret to a really successful Disneyland Vacation would be to take some foodstuffs with you on your trip. Packing and planning easy to prepare breakfasts will allow you to enter the park first thing in the morning without needing a cup of coffee or your kids screaming that they are hungry. Thus, you can pay more attention to rides that might be harder to get on in the latter part of the day. Many people fail to realize this and their first order of business once Disneyland opens is to simply look for something to eat. Packing things like bagels, donuts, cold cereal and various types of fruits will definitely provide you the energy you need to start your day off correctly and, quite frankly, save you a bundle of cash on your Disneyland Vacation.

During the day inside Disneyland, you are going to be walking from one end of the park to the other and also standing in lines waiting for your favorite rides. This can and will take a toll on your body and during the middle of the day you will begin to get hungry again. I have seen and heard many people talk about leaving the park during the lunch time rush only to get back and realize that even more people have come into the park. My advice to you is this, STAY inside the park! You can eat for a reasonable amount of money inside Disneyland if you don't get crazy and are willing to possibly share a meal with a family member or just get a light fare to get you by until dinner time. There are many different varieties of food you can eat on your Disneyland Vacation. Corndogs, hamburgers, and tons of other foods from different cultures and tastes can be found all over Disneyland to suit your hunger pangs.

After a hard days work inside of Disneyland, you are going to be pretty tired but also very hungry. This is where I typically budget most of my meal money for my family. We either find a restaurant inside of Disneyland if we are still looking to get on more rides or we venture out of the park into Downtown Disney for a nice meal. There are many places to go in Downtown Disney for dinner. The Rainforest Cafe and the ESPN Zone are just a couple of the great choices you have for dinner. As always, even during non-peak seasons, there will be a bit of a wait to get seated to eat. There are also some other fabulous restaurants inside each of the Disneyland Vacation Hotels that you can go to even if you are not a guest of that hotel. I would check with each hotel to see what the availability is like and plan ahead with a reservation to ensure that you get seated at those restaurants.

Paying for food on your Disneyland Vacation doesn't have to be a traumatic experience. However, if you are not prepared to spend some money, you are going to be in for quite a shock. At any rate, strategic planning of your food budget and following some of the tips outlined above will help you avoid excessive spending on your Disneyland Vacation and make it an enjoyable one!

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