9. Leaving the park for meals

Off-property restaurants are less expensive, but leaving the park to save a few dollars will cost you more than it’s worth. By the time you walk to the front entrance, take a tram to your car, drive to find food, then come back to do everything in reverse and pick up where you left off, it will easily cost you a couple of hours, not to mention your fuel. Plus, if you are at the Magic Kingdom you have the added time of crossing the Seven Seas Lagoon. If you need to save money on food, consider bringing your own. You’ll save even more time not having to wait in line.

About Tim Forgette

I grew up in southeast Michigan. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World in 1986 when I was just three years old. I am blessed to be the husband of 14 years to my beautiful wife, Rachel and father of four precious children, Lily (10), Elijah (8), Grace (6) and Josiah (5). We have always enjoyed doing things as a family which is why, when we moved to Florida, one of the first things we did was buy Disney annual passes. I enjoy everything Florida has to offer, but absolutely love watching my kids light up when it's time to go to Disney! We visit the Disney parks on average about once a week. When not at Disney, I enjoy participating with my church and community, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.