I am hazed everyday
- Aug 27, 2011
There is some truth to this.Starbucks is the cheap hotel option. Have you seen what breakfast costs? Unless you’re staying off property, the affordable food options are limited. And character breakfasts are super expensive.
I once did try the room with a kitchen to save money. However, it ended up not being used. It just takes way too long to go from a WDW Park to the room and back again. Everything is so spread out. And it takes even longer if you’re staying off property.
What I’m saying is be prepared to spend more than you want because food is expensive, and it takes far too long to do out of park options. You can do your energy bar thing, but after eating those for a couple of days, the complaining for something else will happen.
Also, you’re walking 7-10 miles a day in the heat. This has an impact. I went with a $100 per person budget, and I blew past it. The prices had really gone up more than I had expected.
I can plan that our family will eat xxx at Peco's Bill's at 1 PM. However,we usually find that someone is starving at 11 am and we are closer to Cosmic Ray's. So that changes the plan. I've found that I can't plan and schedule basic bodily needs for 6 people in my family.
Now, we did stay at Fort Wilderness Cabins and when people started getting hungry mid day, we would head back and eat our big meal and rest at the cabin to head back out in the ate afternoon and close the park down. This way, we would eat only one snack or counter service in the park and the rest at the cabin.