Cheap Eats at Disney

Friday, November 23, 2012 5:22 PM

Me to, Gator.

I like that check writing idea, but I think selling crap exercises people skills and teaches responsibility.

I like quick and easy fundraisers, like car washes and bake sales. Back in the days of my youth, I would organize "punk show" concerts to raise money for whatever I wanted to raise money for, and it was more successful than anything else. That's not a very common way to do it though. lol

Friday, November 23, 2012 5:27 PM

LostKause said:

Couldn't the kids do some fundraisers to raise the money? People love to give money to kids.

Heeeeyy Chris... You wanna see what's in my wallet?

Friday, November 23, 2012 6:00 PM

I heard the voice as I read that. lol

Monday, November 26, 2012 4:15 AM

My group does a very successful "lawnmower winterization" fundraiser that brings in a ton of money every year. It's sort of the perfect fundraiser in that it provides a valuable service that people need/want done for a price way cheaper than the service shops would charge. Which is more appealing than trying to sell people some tangible item that they don't need or want.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 10:05 AM

Madison_K said:


I am curious as to how Pop Warner knows if the entire team is booked through a package. Our events were open to the public and there was no way of controlling whether participants were staying on property, though access to the private party was more controlled in later years.

They have a roster of your team, and a list of those who booked the PW Disney package. If you're not on one of the lists, you're not eligible to play.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2:25 PM

CP Chris said:

My group does a very successful "lawnmower winterization" fundraiser that brings in a ton of money every year.

I'd almost be willing to pay to see Pop Warner sized kids pushing around a lawn aeration machine. ;)

@Jeff: McDonald's, specifically the most 'barely food' McNuggets, is one of the few fast foods that it is not "abuse" to feed my twins. (They have severe dairy allergies and MCDs nuggets are one of the few completely dairy free fast food offerrings.)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2:58 PM

MMMMM... Chicken McNuggets. :p

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:06 AM

I completed the drink-around-the-world tour today at Epcot. It was not as hard as I expected (though likely more expensive than I expected).

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 3:55 AM

Not as hard as in you didn't stumble-around-the-world?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 8:36 AM

Well, I started thinking I'd go half-way starting at 2pm, ending at dinner in Japan around 6 (started in Mexico, went counter-clockwise from there). But I got to Japan early, skipped ahead to the American credit, and by the time I was finished with dinner, figured four more in two and a half hours were doable. I never got stupid drunk. 11 drinks in 7 hours certainly challenges your kidneys, but probably won't do irreversible harm.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:22 AM

LostKause said:

selling crap exercises people skills and teaches responsibility.

Nah, it just gets your hands really dirty and stinky.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:28 PM

Jeff if your up for the real drunk challenge, you have to try it with all the beers and then some specialty drinks and liquor. A shot of rumplemintz in germany, wine in France, sake in Japan etc. Thats the day when you might get a we bit friendly. We've it several times but never caused a problem. Ive seen some really hammered trashy fathers in the parks because they like to drink in the parking lot. Just dont be on the same monorail car as them when they realize they are heading back to where they came from. Watch out when the frats and sororities have their drunk scooter excursions. About 100 or so completely wasted College kids driving rented ECVs around Epcot slamming into eachother. That is bad, I wonder why disney has let that happen for this long. I would take any stroller abuse over getting hit by them any day.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 11:05 PM

I'm a closing in on 40 now... I really am not interested in passing out in a puddle of my own vomit.

Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:53 AM

I'm not either, but very respectable. Has anyone here seen the drunk scooter gang? I've looked it up but really never found anything on it. They all had matching shirts, it said it was the 4th or 5th year running. Its a crazy thing to see. But back on topic, I know I'm a little late in the conversation but lets say you are going to eat at McD's one day. An average meal there is about $5-7 give or take, any of the locations on property if I remember correctly cost more than outside ones. So lets say a meal there costs $6-8 compared t the $9-13 you will spend in the park at a quick service location. Lets say you are at the Magic Kingdom, its a 15- 30 process just to get to your car before you can even start driving plus the couple miles to and from the McD's. Is an hour+ time and the gas wasted really worth the hassle of saving a couple bucks, if you ask me you are just wasting the time you just paid so much for. 

Friday, November 30, 2012 11:32 AM

Having just left the property yesterday, I think it's a total waste of time to leave the property. There are plenty of opportunities to get counter service, really good counter service, with a drink for $12. No amount of money is worth getting in and out of Disney and the time it takes.

Friday, November 30, 2012 12:10 PM

To me, if you're going to Disney, AND especially if you're staying on property and totally doing Disney, you're probably not worried about the couple extra bucks you'll spend on counter service. Present averted situations aside.

Friday, November 30, 2012 12:52 PM

Jeff said:

I'm a closing in on 40 now... I really am not interested in passing out in a puddle of my own vomit.

Better than in someone else' in Spinal Tap (at least I THINK that's where the gag..pun sort of from)

Friday, November 30, 2012 12:54 PM

You're correct in your reference. As you know, you can't really dust for it.

Friday, November 30, 2012 5:47 PM

It really puts perspective on things, though, doesn't it?


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