Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Magical Meals: A Guide to Affordable Dining at Walt Disney World

Magical Meals: A Guide to Affordable Dining at  Walt Disney World

Dining at Walt Disney World for many people can be a challenge, not because they cannot find something they would like to eat but because there are so many options and with those options come a big price. There are in fact many ways to dine at Disney on a budget and Nancy , the owner of The Affordable Mouse did just that in her new e-book "Magical Meals".  In fact, Nancy cleverly subtitled her book, A Guide to Affordable Dining at Walt Disney World which truly defines what the premise of "Magical Meals" is all about.

I am very excited about "Magical Meals" because this book is written in just 60 pages yet is packed with a plethora of information on how to increase the value of your Disney dining experience.  While there are a ton of dining choices; snack, counter service, table service, dinner shows, character experiences, and signature dining, even new Disney travelers can read "Magical Meals" and feel like they have a handle on how Disney dining  works and how to get the most bang for your buck!! 

Nancy’s vision for her Disney customer is very clear, from the title of her blog, The Affordable Mouse to the title of her book Magical Meals:A Guide to Affordable Dining at Walt Disney World.  While there truly is a ton of great dining information in her e-book, Nancy primarily focuses on money saving strategies.

Here is a sampling of some of the topics in "Magical Meals":

-Types of Food Options at Walt Disney World
  -Disney Dining Plans and Discount Program
 - Getting the Most Value for Your Meals
 -What you Need to Know About Advanced Dining Reservations
 -Food Allergies, Specialty Diets, and Vegetarian/Vegan Dining
-And much more

I honestly have to say that Nancy has taken the time and effort to put together a wonderful resource that is invaluable to Disney World travelers.  The research that one would have to go through to find ¼ of the information that Nancy provides in this guide is unimaginable. The amount of detail yet simplicity of delivery of "Magical Meals" will not go unnoticed from first-time Disney World travelers.  Nancy knows what we need to know and she effectively delivered a masterpiece that is a must-have for all Disney travelers.

How do you get your hands on this wonderful guide?

“Magcial Meals” costs just  $10.95 and comes to you in the form of a downloadable and printable e-book. This book is easily accessed and easy to grab and go. In addition, to the great price and information “Magical Meals” comes with a year’s worth of updates making this guide a true treasure for those planning a Disney World vacation and trying save a few bucks.  Visit The Affordable Mouse  to learn more about Magical Meals: A Guide to Affordable Disney Dining at Walt Disney World.

Disney Guru is giving away 1 copy of Magical Meals: A Guide to Affordable Disney Dining at Walt Disney World.

How to enter: Comment below with your favorite dining location.

Extra Entries:
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Be sure to comment for each extra entry.

Giveaway ends on 3/25/11 at 10:00 PM ET. Winner will be selected via Random.org. I will announce the winner here and through email. If I do not hear from the winner within 48 hours another winner will be chosen.
Good luck!!
See ya real soon!!


  1. I haven't been yet so I don't know where my favourite dining location is:) we are going for our first time this October and have the dining plan so I would love to browse this book, as we can start to make our reservations soon!
    Jessica. jjgmdehaas@gmail.com

  2. cool! I have so many favorites!! Casey's is a must for corndog nuggets. But I think my favorite is Garden Grill... at least for this week! :)
    I "liked" both FB pages through "a disney moms thoughts" and my personal acct!


  3. I think my favorite dining is Le Cellier! Yum!!!

  4. Disney Guru fb fan- Melissa Baker

  5. Affordable Mouse fb fan- Melissa Baker

  6. Oh, it's so hard to pick just one. Our family has many favorites, but the one that they love to go back to over and over again is Beaches and Cream at the Beach Club. We order the kitchen sink and attempt to finish all that ice cream and toppings. Even with 8 of us we still can't finish it.
    Maureen in NH (zookpr46@yahoo.com)

  7. My favourite is actually The Market Place at Coronado Spings. I think this has a wonderful atmosphere, amazing fresh Mexican food and wonderful service all with the added value of being a Counter Service location!

  8. Akerhaus Royal Banquet Hall. Princess character dining for only 1 table credit. They have great food and awesome dessert.


  9. Our family favorite is the Biergarten Restaurant in Epcot's Germany.

  10. I am following the Disney Guru on Facebook :)

  11. I am following The Affordable Mouse on Facebook :)

  12. Our favorite is the 1900 Park Fare. Fantastic by far!!!

  13. Our family favorite is a tie between two - I couldn't decide which to put! Our family tradition is to spend our last night of vacation at Hoop Dee Doo. We also always have breakfast one morning at Cape May Cafe. Both have become family traditions for us.

  14. It's so hard to pick just one, but our family loves Cape May Cafe

  15. I'm a fan of Disney Guru on FB

  16. Also a fan of The Affordable Mouse on FB

  17. I love Rose & Crown!

  18. Not a sit-down, but Casey's is always, always, always our first stop!

  19. "Liked" The Afforable Mouse on FB

  20. Already a follower of Disney Guru on FB, does that count?

  21. Hoop Dee Doo is my favorite!! And I'm looking forward to my ADR's at Chef Mickey's and Coral Reef in May (it'll be my first time to either)

  22. Love all of these guys!! Keep em coming!! :0)

  23. It's so so hard to pick just one! I'm gonna say breakfast at boma. Fantastic and the staff were brilliant with the kids

  24. Hmm, tough call, but I think we'll go with Jiko for table service and Sunshine Seasons for quick service.

  25. I'm loving Kona Cafe and we must eat there at least once!

  26. Oh, its sooo hard to choose! There are so many wonderful flavors and themes to explore at WDW. For now, I think I will choose Citricos because I had an amazing dinner there with my (now) husband the night he proposed! :)

  27. Ok, I decided I needed to leave a comment on quick service too! Every trip must include a stop at the Tangerine Cafe at Morocco in Epcot! Delish and great value! The platters are really large and filling meals! love it!

  28. Glori BlankenshipMarch 24, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    I absolutely love most of the dining at all the parks!
    Its so hard to have a favorite.
    I love Via Napoli margherita pizza, calamari and a fresh icy beverage on a hot day.
    I love France for the cheap delicious choices all the way from a 4 crosssant to five star dining,
    I love Morocco for the shrama and pita platters.
    I love Mexico for the guacomole and chips in the Tequla Bar and San Angel INN
    I love Japan koki gari snow one! and delicious food
    I love China joy of tea ?where they have a little sampler of food with green tea for 10.0
    I love Norway delicious cloudhorn,schoolbread and gorgeous sandwiches and desserts!
    I love Uk -fish and chips!
    I love the quick service at Epcot with fried shrimp and yumy pink sauce
    I love le Cellier pretzels, mushrom risotta,poutine w gravy,macaroni and cheese and filet
    I love all the food at Epcot and especially the Food and Wine Festival.
    I love sushi at California Grill.I like breakfast at Chef Mickeys
    I like the buffet at Cape May w steamed clams
    I like polynesain resort sushi at Kona
    I like yak n yeti and rainforest cafe at animal kingdom
    I like cobb salad at the brown derby holly wood studios.
    I like all the food at Downtown Disney too!Paradiso 37,portobello,captin ucks,fultons,trex cafe,ragland rd,cookes of dublin fresh a peel,etc even occaionally planet hollywood!~ so I have many favorites!~

  29. 50s Prime Time Cafe. He cast make it so much fun and the food is great.