That hotel has breakfast. The breakfast is minimalist, but I'm pretty sure it's all you can eat (we often stay at the Del Sol, which I believe is owned and managed by the same people as the Anaheim Desert Inn and Suites). Personally, I take my favorite cereal (raisin bran) and buy milk at a nearby store, then eat in my room. It's quick and filling. If they don't give you enough coffee, ask at the front desk. At the Del Sol, you have to ask for coffee, so I assume it will be the same.
My favorite "cheap" meal in the park is at a little window place right next to the Blue Bayou. They serve a Gumbo (or clam chowder) in a bread bowl for about $8 that will keep you going all afternoon, especially if you eat the bread bowl. You can spend a fortune on snacks in the park, but I take string cheese (which keeps well without refrigeration, costco has cheap, good string cheese) and a bottle of water and split snacks like churros and cotton candy with my husband. The water in Anaheim is awful, but I generally get used to it after a day or so. You will need to drink a lot, because september can be quite warm. Soda's will break your budget fast. If you just can't tolerate the water, take a case of bottled water from costco.
My favorite cheap meal out of the park is Knotts Berry Farm chicken takeout. Very reasonable prices, great chicken, and you definitely should get a boysenberry pie. If you allow for leftover, you can get enough food for 5 people for 2 hearty meals for about $40, I'm guessing.
There is a grocery store near the park, if you have a car. Lunch meat and bread is cheap, and your hotel is close enough to the park that it's easy to pop back into the room for a meal and a break. That hotel has fridges and microwaves in the room, so you can just go to a grocery store for sodas and food. Sandwiches are also handy for travelling. Just take a cooler with some ice for sodas and to keep the sandwiches cool.
Originally Posted by orangechicken