Sure Walt Disney World is a culinary gastronomic delight, but it can also be very pricey to enjoy all the best food the Disney park’s restaurants have to offer. Figuring in drinks, tax and tip, it’s very easy to drop $100 or more per person on a meal. But I eat out at the parks all the time, and I can have a good hearty delicious meal for under $20 a person. You can be eating cheap at Walt Disney World with these tips!
Eating for Less at Walt Disney World
1. Think of alternates for breakfast
Sure it’s tempting to indulge in a character breakfast, but doing so will hit your wallet for $35 to $59.99 per person. Consider visiting one of the Disney bakeries for a muffin or croissant and coffee, or bring cereal from home and buy milk at the resort’s convenience store.
2. Eat lunch instead of dinner
If you want to eat at one of the higher-priced restaurants, such as at the Be Our Guest Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom, consider making a lunch reservation instead of dinner. The food is just as delicious, but the lunch menus are often slightly smaller portions for a much lower price.
3. Get creative at dinner
Make a dinner of appetizers or split a huge entrée with a friend or family member. There are a number of ways to indulge in a gourmet dining experience at Walt Disney World without blowing your entire dining budget at one meal.
4. Sweet snacks at a sweet price
There are many ways to indulge your sweet tooth at Walt Disney World without “injuring” your wallet. From made-to-order Disney treats to international sweets to healthy alternatives, budget travelers can snack to their hearts content.