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Help! A day @ The Amusement Park

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Created July 05, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Taking my 9 year old sister to Universal Studios this weekend. I'm planning our breakfast beforehand so we got that covered, but I'm worried about what we'll snack on and have for lunch. I'm lucky because she's generally good about what you give her, she likes to be health conscious so if you tell her it's good for her, she'll usually eat it (minus eggs, she hates eggs). But, as most kids, once they're exposed to a world of sugar-y evils, she suddenly wants everything in sight. How can I pack for a paleo snack that a non-paleo kid will eat, and what to do for lunch?

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LOL, I figured ^-^ I thought I'd bring something instead, cause almost anything else would be better, ha .. just out'f curiosity, what do they do to the meat? :O

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on July 05, 2012
at 06:32 PM

I know this doesn't answer your question, but I'd really like to emphasize the lack of good-for-you anything you'll have access to at Universal. Best case scenario, you'll find a salad and some fruit.

As someone who used to work there, please, please, do not eat the meat.

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on July 05, 2012
at 07:03 PM

LOL, I figured ^-^ I thought I'd bring something instead, cause almost anything else would be better, ha .. just out'f curiosity, what do they do to the meat? :O

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on July 05, 2012
at 07:20 PM

I took my little guys on a 2-day Disney trip about a month ago and we managed to eat only food I cooked ahead of time and/or brought from home. It was a bit challenging and slightly awkward at times (heating up food in the microwave at the hotel's dining area, for instance) but it worked.

The most important thing is, everybody ate and we all survived!

I made allowances for a few things (especially since my guys eat the SAD when they aren't with me), but for snacks at the parks I mostly brought fruit (bananas, apples, raisins), some organic gluten-free "crackers", sardines, and plenty of our own bottled water. One good thing is that they seemed to stay fairly distracted with all the stuff at the park that they forget about food a little easier than when we're just hanging out at the house. I was more focused on keeping everyone hydrated in the hot weather.

We had park hopper passes, so we did two parks per day both days and took a break in the afternoon. We ate a good breakfast, had snacks at the park, went back to the hotel around 3 for lunch/dinner, went to the 2nd park, then back to the hotel at night. For the meals I brought hamburgers and hotdogs (Applegate organic) with potato fries and a whole pot roast with potatoes and carrots. For breakfast we had bacon, eggs, blueberries and rice cereal (with heavy cream, of course) and I think that's about it? I'm just really glad I was able to fit everything in the mini-fridge at the hotel room :)

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on July 05, 2012
at 07:01 PM

Freeze dried fruit. (Different than dehydrated fruit)

Apple/fruit sauce pouches.

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on July 05, 2012
at 06:32 PM

Nuts and gorp would work as a snack. Drink water. Vanilla or Chocolate ice cream would work as a treat.

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on July 05, 2012
at 06:29 PM

Probably the best bet is to look up their restaurant menus ahead of time and pick out where you will eat. I don't know about a specific board for only universal studios, but disboards.com (an overplanner's heaven for disney) also has some sections for universal studios. I'd give that a go.

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