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11 Brilliant Food Tips To Make The Most Of Your Next Trip To Disney

A trip to Disney World can be overwhelming. Here's how to ensure that, at the very least, you eat well.

Going to Walt Disney World is a full-blown event. A vacation like no other, a trip to Disney can be fun like you’ve never had, and yet at the same time totally overwhelming!

It’s essential to keep your energy up by snacking and stopping for meals throughout the day. Luckily, Disney has no shortage of delectable goodies and delicious meals to choose from.

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Make your vacation a little bit easier with these food-related tips to keep both grownups and little ones very happy.

1. Snag a Reservation

Don’t wait until all the restaurants are booked up. You can make reservations as far as 180 days before your trip. Staying at a Disney property? You can book dining for your entire trip (up to 10 days) with one call to the Disney hotline (407-939-3462).

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2. Persistence Pays Off

If you can’t get the spot you want at your ideal restaurant, keep trying! Download the MyDisneyExperience app to keep an eye on that spot you’ve been trying to nab. As credit cards are required for all reservations, people are more likely to cancel rather than not show up. You may just get a spot at your dream Disney restaurant after all. If all else fails, just show up at the restaurant and see if you can get lucky. Arrive during off-peak hours, like breakfast, during the parade or in between meals.

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3. Save 5 Percent Off Disney Gift Cards With A Target REDcard

After purchasing Disney gift cards with your Target REDcard, which gives you 5 percent off all gift card purchases, you can use these gift cards throughout the park on everything from food to merchandise. Five percent off can really add up when you’re at Disney for a few days.

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4. Don’t Buy The Water

Unsurprisingly, bottled water in the park is expensive. Any restaurant or food stand will give you a cup of water if you ask.

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