I always figured that Disney was one of those places you’d never get a discount at. But I was wrong. It turns out there are a few ways to eat more cheaply in the parks (or in Downtown), and some of these methods are potentially combinable too.
1. Tables of Wonderland
I had no idea this existed, but Tables of Wonderland lets you get 20% everything at their restaurants including alcohol for up to 10 people.
There are two catches. You have to pay some money up front first, and you have to fit into a few special categories.
2. Get discounted Disney gift cards
Sam’s Club sells Disney gift cards and there’s a trick to getting a discount on those gift cards. As a bonus, you can use these gift cards to also purchase admission.
This deal can be combined with the deal in #1, since you can still pay your bill above with the gift cards.
3. Look for gift card sales in general
Sometimes you’ll get lucky and spot a discount on Disney gift cards in general. It doesn’t hurt to check the gift card rack quickly whenever you run into the store.
4. Buy discounted gift cards to stores that sell Disney gift cards
If you can’t find a deal on Disney gift cards themselves, look for deals on gift cards that you can turn into Disney gift cards.
5. Get the Disney dining plan
If you don’t mind being locked into a bit of structure, you can pre-buy a discounted dining plan. Here’s a guide to Disney’s dining plan.