Ways to have thrifty theme park thrills - Skip the kids' meals.
If you want to eat at least one meal in an on-site restaurant, you may be able to order one big burger and fries and split it with your child or park companion. Look at other diners' portions before ordering full plates for everyone, Bobby says.
"Most food portions are quite large. If you have kids, you can definitely save money by splitting meals," she says. However, watch for split-plate charges in restaurants, which will show up in the fine print on the menu. Or, ask your server to be sure.