Getting to Walt Disney World is one thing, being able to afford to eat well when you are there is a totally other thing! I was inspired by a question from a reader, she asked:
“Is there any way to eat for less than $20 a person per day at Disney World?
How to Eat at Disney for Less Than $20 A Day
At first thought, the answer was no way. Not unless you want to eat in your hotel room every meal or pack a sack lunch and dinner to the parks.
Then my mind started running, and I came up with a fantastic way to eat in Disney restaurants for less than $20 a day.
The last time that we went to WDW, we did not go during a free dining time. This meant that our family of five had to budget and save for eating on property. My husband and I ate a lot of kids meals in our resort quick service restaurant. Now, this does not mean that we were eating chicken nuggets and hot dogs. We ate roasted turkey, broiled mahi mahi, pasta, huge salads, fruit, veggies, and more at the kids menu pricing!
The Cast members do not care if you order a kids meal as an adult. The cost of a quick service kids meal ranges from $5.49 to around $8.00 depending on where you order it from. You will get the entrée, plus two sides, and a drink.
So here is my solution for eating on Disney property on a small budget:
Eat breakfast in your room. Order groceries from amazon or Garden Grocer and have them delivered to your room so you don’t have to haul them to Disney. Pack a snack or two also, for when you are in the parks.
Lunch and Dinner, order a kid’s meal! You will not go hungry, as the portion sizes are still pretty big, and you will not break the bank either!