Taking a break from the rides to have dinner with the kids is probably one of the hardest parts for me on our Disney World vacations. The excitement of the rides never wears out with them, it is a lot of trouble to explain that we are in line not for a ride but to eat, even choosing the food can be trouble! Because of that, I figured out a few life-hacks when it comes to those times, and I want to share with you some of my dining tips:
- Skip the Dining Plan
I cannot stress this enough. When visiting with small kids, Disney’s Dining Plan’s portions are too big for them, so they just go to waste. You can easily share a single adult portion with a child and it will be enough for both of you, and much less expensive.
- Table Service Restaurants are fully booked much in advance
Consider this if you want to take your kids to a special place or a meet and greet. You should actually book around six months in advance to make sure you get a place.
- Take advantage of A La Carte Restaurants
They are fairly quick and a lot less crowded than their more popular alternative.
- Bring your own food
Especially if your children are picky eaters or if you are on a tight budget, it is the best alternative. You can go for things that are healthier or that your kids really like.