Episode-136-Five-Family-Disneyland-Tips

136 Park Tip: Five Family Disneyland Tips

 

In this episode, Megan & Kris give Five helpful tips for families visiting Disneyland.

 

Five Family Disneyland Tips

Tag your stroller for easy ID at a distance.

There’re a couple ways we do this. Our favorite way to do this is to drape a blanket over the top and the stroller handle. This does two things: it makes our stroller stand out visually from the others and it also covers up what we may have in the stroller. We never keep any valuables in it, but why provide temptation to anyone to go snooping, right?

 

Save on souvenirs by purchasing them before your visit.

This is a great way to save money at the parks. Instead of buying souvenirs there, buy them before you go, at places like Target, the Disney Store (clearance), or anywhere else, locally, that might have Disney merchandise. Then, bring them into the park with you and give them out while you’re there! Your kids don’t need to know that you didn’t purchase them on Disney property. Here’s the magical phrase: “Hey, look what I got you!”

 

Write your phone number on your children.

The bottom line here is to make sure you can be contacted if your kids get lost. This can be done in many ways. You can buy bracelets that you can write contact and identifying information, use a sharpie to write your number on the hem of their shirt, or a pen to write on their arm.

 

Free Samples!

Both Ghirardelli and the Boudin Bakery give free samples when you walk in. Feel free to visit the bakery, grab a sample of freshly baked sourdough bread, and learn how it’s made by watching the instructional video and observing the cast members work. Then, walk across the way into the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate shop where you’ll receive a free chocolate square for dessert! (Also feel free to buy one of their delicious creations!)

 

Free Ice Water!

Free ice water can be found in the Disney parks from restaurants that offer fountain drinks. Just go in and ask! Filtered water spigots are available in the Baby Care Centers at both parks as well as at Rancho del Zocalo, the French Market, and Tomorrowland Terrace restaurants. Still tasted gross, so bring water flavoring.

Also, filtered water spigots are available in the Baby Care Centers at both parks as well as at Rancho del Zocalo, the French Market, and Tomorrowland Terrace restaurants. Note: It still tastes “tappy,” so bring water flavoring!

 

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Episode-049-Saving-Money-at-Disnyland-Part-1

049 Park Tip: Saving Money at Disneyland Part 1 – Food & Souvenirs

 

 

In this episode, Megan and I chat about saving money at Disneyland when it comes to food and souvenirs.

 

Saving Money at Disneyland: Food & Souvenirs

Food:

• Eat breakfast in your hotel room or at home.

• Pack in lunch. You can sit in the outdoor eating areas with food you bring in. We like to buy drinks when it’s hot out, and you can get free ice water at any place with fountain drinks.

• Order an adult meal and split it between two kids. They’ll probably get more food this way too, as kid’s meals are pretty small.

• Don’t order things you don’t want. You can get a burger without the fries or a pizza without the salad for less than the meal.

• Order extras a la carte.

 

Souvenirs:

• Look for souvenirs in other places, like Disney outlet stores.

• The Disney store website offers park merchandise and often has sales.

• If the item isn’t Disney park specific, look online for the same item at a better price.

 

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