Published: October 24, 2012 at 3:54 PMI do this! In fact, splitting meals at any restaurant can be a good idea (if appetites aren't an issue).
At DLR, I also use my pass to get a discount & always get water instead of other beverages.
Published: October 24, 2012 at 4:05 PMI ate a Monte Cristo when I went to Disneyland last summer. After that I only rode rides that were wheelchair accessible since I became too heavy for transfers :^0
Published: October 24, 2012 at 5:33 PMI would say do some research.
I will also say that the 2 credit meal plan places are usually the best and worth it.
As for eating less, you are on vacation! I will admit that I try to get the best food for my money.
My family has a rule: no burgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, or pizza at Disney World (except Via Napoli)
Published: October 24, 2012 at 7:30 PMAt Islands of Adventure, I find that Thunder Falls near Jurassic Park River Adventure offers the best portion size for your money, particularly the Rotisserie Chicken platter or the wraps. I went with some friends and we all agreed the portion was so large you could split it amongst two people and both be satisfied. It may just be my perception, but the portions are much better than what is offered at Three Broomsticks. Like one of the above posters, I often times go for water, but if I want to change it up and still be frugal I bring along some Country Time lemonade to go packets and add one in. Voila! 25 cent lemonade! ;-)
Published: October 24, 2012 at 9:32 PMThis is so true. That's why Americans are so overweight. Me and my girl friend split everything except for dinner, we eat a nice full meal.
Published: October 25, 2012 at 9:22 AMYou get the most value by NOT overeating. Do not order the appetizers, the desserts, and the drinks. Only order the entrees, but get the smaller portions. If the entrees can be easily split like the Chicken meals, I will buy a large entree and give the kids one chicken piece eat.
You forget a simple way of saving money. Bring the packable sandwiches, chips, snacks, and soda. I will bring pre-popped popcorn in a baggie. I done this at theater shows.
Remember why you go to a certain park. At Disneyland, I think of Churros. At DCA, I think of corn dogs. You can bring them to the park. Pull them out when you have a craving.
Published: October 25, 2012 at 10:10 AMThat's right Anon. My party has brought in snacks for in between meals (bananas, grapes, chips, etc) And everyone brings water.
We eat before arriving to the park, & usually on do 1 main meal at the park (cause we will eat after leaving the park as well)