It’s time for our summer trip to Disney World again. We’ll be leaving Sunday and staying at a new resort, Ft. Wilderness. There is one big change for us and that is we’ll be staying in a studio instead on a one bedroom room.
For me, this means that I’ve been researching how to save money on food since we won’t have a full kitchen. We are Disney Vacation Members, so with a studio, we’ll have a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. We’ll be eating breakfast in our rooms as usual, but won’t be able to make dinners.
We are taking along good old peanut butter and jelly to make sandwiches, some lunch meat, bread, and lots of snacks in small packages. We’ll take lunch and snacks with us. We’ll also try to eat dinner early and get the lunch rates or we’ll eat at counter service meals. Did you know that you don’t need to have a combo meal even though that’s what is advertised? Instead you can order just the burger, for example. One of us will do that, while the other gets the full meal and share the fries. I only drink water, which we bring with us.
We are going to have our two dinners out and we’ve looked for discounts for either annual pass holders or DVC members. There’s also pizza delivery or going off property to eat, which we may do too. I know this may sound crazy, but I enjoy finding ways to save money.