Food is a major expense on any vacation, especially at the most magical place on earth. Read on for our favorite cheap eats at Walt Disney World!
Hey gang! So for those who do not know, I am back in sunny Orlando on my Professional Internship and absolutely loving it! In fact, I am loving it so much, I have seriously considered staying for another six months…but that is a whole other story! Since I’ve been back, I’ve been trying so much new food throughout the parks and resorts. It shouldn’t come as a surprise I have been doing this as frugally as possible, and I wanted to share my favorite cheap eats at Walt Disney World with you!
My favorite is the Mickey Mouse Kid’s Cone at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor at MK (pictured above). For $3.49, you get an upside-down cone in a bowl, complete with two chocolate “Mickey ears” and your choice of ice cream flavor. I got the cookies and cream and added melted peanut butter for $0.69…and WOAH, was it good!! Such a perfect treat for watching Wishes, and for your wallet too! 😉
Another one of my favorites is at Be Our Guest in Fantasyland. I have tried both the carved turkey sandwich and slow-cooked chicken, both of which will cost you $9.79. I praised kids’ option before because they are a complete meal, with an entrée, side (or two!), drink, and even dessert!
The hummus a Tangierine Café in the Morocco Pavilion is just $5.99 and one of the best deals on property. IMO. The hummus itself is fantastic. It’s smooth, ultra-creamy, and genuinely delicious. Hummus is a healthy filling snack. Paired with the pita, this could be a meal for me. Tangierine Café also has a full coffee bar, so you can grab an espresso too!
Honorable mention is the Sweet Pretzel with Almonds ($5.99) Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in the Norway pavilion. The pastry itself is light and buttery, not too sweet, and it’s loaded with toasted almonds. It’s big enough to share and hits the spot as a midday treat. They’ve also got a nice selection of shareable sandwiches for less than $10.
Now let’s travel to my home park, Animal Kingdom! The Smokehouse Chicken Salad ($10.99) at Flame Tree Barbecue is amazing – and it’s huge! My mom and I could easily share this. If you think you need a little more, just grab an extra side!
Back at the Yak and Yeti quick service, you can get a “side” of chicken fried rice for $3.99. I put side in quotation marks because it is definitely more than a side portion! Plus, it includes real, hearty bits of chicken, and I thought it was really yummy. For its price, it makes the perfect light lunch.
Goofy’s Candy Shop at Disney Springs has a plethora of sugary treats that won’t break your budget. Our favorite is the create-your-own pretzel rods. You get THREE for just $9.99, which is a great deal considering they are pretty big (and filling)! My Mom has a review and pictures here!
Kids meals are a great way to save! As a matter of fact, that’s usually what my Mom and I order. They are surprisingly filling and very affordable. I wrote a whole post on that for you –> Save Money At Disney With Kids Meals!
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Written by my daughter, Brittany. She completed several Disney internships and eventually accepted a full-time position on the conservation team at Animal Kingdom. Read all about her time there over at her blog Britty Loves Disney.