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Old 03-05-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Money Saving Tip

I wanted to share a little tip I learned when I was at Disney in June (of course I learned this on my last day). My family and I just returned from WDW a few days ago, so had a chance to try it out.
The cost of buying drinks in the parks really adds up, so we always bring bottles of water and juice pouches with us. If you don't have a stroller to put a small cooler in, carrying enough drinks for your family is cumbersome, and keeping them cold can be difficult. My friend and I were told by a cast member that you an get a cup of ice or ice water for free (instead of buying a bottle). Well, last week we tried it out, and had no problem at all getting cups of ice water (a large sized cup, too). Because I was concerned about the taste, I took Mio and Crystal Light flavored water drops with us. I also took Starbucks iced coffee that you mix in water for my husband (which I bought at a surplus grocery outlet for 99 cents for a 6 pack). This worked wonderfully in all parks but the Magic Kingdom (the water tasted sulfery there, and the drops did not cover it up enough). With a family of 5 (plus my mother-in-law), I know we saved at least $20/day on drinks this way. In the summer months, the savings would be even higher.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:03 AM   #2
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I've been told the best tasting free water at MK is at Auntie Galaxy. We got it there and it tasted fine. Columbia Harbor House wasn't bad either. If you're at Epcot, get it at the Electric Umbrella, and you can stand there for a bit and keep refilling with water before you go back into the heat.
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