Disney Travel Tip: Save On Drinks

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With a family of 5, we tend to drink a lot! Especially when we are not at home, our girls think that they need to have something to drink every 5 minutes! So there are a few things we do to keep the cost of drinks to a minimal while vacationing in Disney.

  • Bring A Cooler- Disney allows you to bring a soft sided cooler. This is great to keep it full of bottles of water, bottled drinks, juice boxes, etc. Keep an ice pack in the bottom and you know have drinks that you were able to pick up at the Dollar Store, Target or your local grocery store at a better price than at the park! Just keep this in mind, Disney does not allow glass containers at any of the parks and no straws at Animal Kingdom due to safety of the animals.
  • Ask For A Cup Of Ice Water- This is probably my favorite part! Stop by any counter service restaurant and ask for a FREE cup of ice water (it is tap water). This is a great way to keep your family hydrated without the cost. Disney’s tap water does have a little bit of a funny taste and since my family is very picky when it comes to their water taste buds, I have another trick. Before you head to the park, fill your bag with drink mix packets (Kool Aid, Lemonade, Tea, etc) to add to the FREE cup of ice water! This will help satisfy their taste buds, keep them hydrated and keep money in your pocket! (EXTRA TIP: Buy a couple Filtered Water Bottles to make the tap water from Disney taste better!)
  • FREE Samples from Epcot Club Cool- There is a this great shop in Epcot that sells Coke Merchandise and gives you FREE Samples of Coke products from around the world! This is a great way to not only try out some great drinks from other countries but can quench your thirst with some sweet drinks!
  • Refillable Cups- Not all the parks offer this but both water parks at Disney offers a refillable cup for around $10 for unlimited drinks all day! This can be a great way to help spend less if you plan on getting several drinks throughout the day! Hot days at the park would make this deal worth every penny!

Check out other ways our family plans to save while on vacation in Disney!

What ways do you save while vacationing to Disney?

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  1. SO smart!!! I’m all about saving money on trips like this. Trips or not, my hubby and I actually share a drink EVERY time we go to a restaurant. We’ve undoubtedly save hundreds over the years!

  2. Great tips! I haven’t been to Disney since I was 11 so this will come in handy if we ever get around to taking our kids!
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  3. Another tip is to freeze a few bottles of water the night before. Then they thaw into nice cold water as the day goes on.
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  4. Those are great tips! Drinks are always so expensive at theme parks, so preparing for alternatives could really help!
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    • With my family drinking non-stop all day, I know that drinks are half our food budget! So keeping the cost low and to a minimal, I can save big!!

  5. Love the tip about bringing in powder sweeteners. My kids might be mortified.but I would save $$.
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    • Our kiddos were not sure at first, but when we were able to do more by saving on things like this, they realized it was ok!!


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