For our first trip last year to DW we were really disappointed in the food at the parks, of course it was horrendously expensive, especially when paying Canadian exchange and the food was just NOT good IMO. We did 2 character meals which I am happy we did, just because of the experience.. but we ended up cooking in our condo and packed lunches for the other 3 days at the parks. This time, going to Disneyland I want to do things a bit differently. I'd rather not cook on vacation! So if we want to avoid DL food, is it feasible to leave the parks and eat out somewhere close and return again, so we aren't paying DL prices and in turn, get better quality food? Our budget for the week for food is $1000 CDN which is about $800 USD for a family of 4 (my kids are 7 and 8, no we aren't feeding teenager!) for 7 days.. we have free breakfast at our hotel which is a bonus!! Is it doable? Or should we be ordering in groceries and packing some simple lunches for a couple days?