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Top 10 Inexpensive Places To Eat At Walt Disney World

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Dining is one of the biggest and quickest drains on your wallet when you vacation at Disney.  People have to eat and Disney takes full advantage of that knowledge by providing restaurants on just about every corner and most of it pretty steeply priced.  However, it is possible to find several places inside of Disney to eat cheaply with a bit of digging, which I have already done for you.

Magic Kingdom

Main Street Bake Shop has the best options for a bite of breakfast.  They offer baked goods in the 2-3 dollar price range, as well as a breakfast quiche, or cottage cheese with fruit for about 4 dollars.  You can also grab sandwiches at lunch time for a decent price as well.

Columbian Harbor House has vegetarian chili and clam chowder.  You can get a bowl of soup for about 5 bucks there.  They also offer zero trans fat foods like chicken nuggets and fried fish, as well as salads and sandwiches.

You can also dine at Cosmic Ray’s and get a ? rotisserie chicken, with mashed potato’s and veggies for about 9 dollars.  They also have wraps and sandwiches, salads, BBQ ribs, burgers and hot dogs among other things.  Lunch and dinner only, but entertaining with the animatronic band of aliens.

Animal Kingdom

Kusifiri Coffee Shop And Bakery is your best bet for breakfast cuisine.  Yogurt and fruit cups run about 2-3 dollars and muffins and sweet rolls run you about 3-4 dollars.

For the kiddies, Pizzafari is a favorite and offers reasonable food choices like pizza, chicken sandwiches, spaghetti and meat balls and even peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Anadupur Local Food Cafe offers eggrolls and fried rice for less than 4 bucks as well, so if you happen to like oriental food than this would be the spot for you.

Epcot World Center

Electric Umbrella Restaurant is the place to go inside Epcot if you are looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  Serving breakfast burritos in the morning, french toast and cereal and bagel sandwiches.  After 11am, lunch and dinner is served in the way of chicken tenders, wraps and burgers.

If you have a hankering for Japanese style food, you can’t go wrong at Yakitori House.  It’s affordable and offers up chicken and beef skewers, veggies and rice, and my personal favorite, sushi!

Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios has a lot of affordable places to eat, but the one where you can find breakfast, lunch and dinner all rolled into one would be the ABC Commissary.  Think typical fast food and that is what you will be eating.  Breakfast is oatmeal, fruit, and egg and cheese bagels.  Lunch is things like cheeseburgers and fries, wraps, chicken nuggets, and other typical American fare.

If that doesn’t suit your fancy you can check out Studio’s Catering Co. Flatbread Grill.  For meals under 7 bucks it can’t be beat.  Order grilled chicken or pulled pork, Greek salads and chicken wraps.  Whatever your taste buds happen to find appealing.

So, there you have it.  10 of some of the least expensive places to eat inside Walt Disney World.  There are numerous other affordable locations of course… and then the many not so affordable ones.  But this should be a great starting point for you so that no one starves to death on your big outing!

A Guide To Dining At Disney

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Disney dining can be just about any kind of experience you want it to be.  They have restaurants that cater to just about every single taste you can dream up.  From the exotic, to the home grown steak-and-potato’s kind of person, to the health nut, you can find a restaurant to suit your taste buds with very little difficulty at all.

The Magic Kingdom:

😉 Kid Friendly Casey’s Corner, specializing in hot dogs; Pinocchio’s Village Haus, specializing in fast food; The Crystal Palace which specializes in buffet style character dining with Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore; and Cinderella’s Royal Table, which offer pre-plated, all you can eat fare, and time with Cinderella, Snow White, and others.  Liberty Tree Tavern is also a good one for family meals with kid friendly options.

😯 Adult Friendly Tony’s Town Square, specializing in Italian food.  Columbian Harbour House, specializing in seafood and vegetarian chili and Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station, specializing in Asian cuisine, which is only open seasonally.

Snacks-  ToonTown Farmer’s Market, Auntie Gravities Galactic Goodies, Sleepy Hollow, and Enchanted Grove.  All offer a variety of snacks ranging from fruit and smoothies to caramel corn and espresso.

The Animal Kingdom

😉 Kid Friendly Flame Tree BBQ offers outdoor seating and is a great place to relax for a moment with the kiddies.  Tusker House is also great, offering a character breakfast buffet in the A.M. and a regular buffet during lunch and dinner.

😯 Adult Friendly Rainforest Cafe offers excellent cuisine and a full bar after a long day of touring the grounds.  Hit the Dawa bar for evening cocktails.

Snacks- For snacks, stop by Dino Bite Snacks, or if you fancy some ice cream, try out Tamu Tamu.  You can also try Petrifries if you have a hankering for french fries!

Epcot Center

😉 Kid Friendly Teppan Edo is a great Japanese Hibachi style restaurant sure to delight your children.  The chefs cook right at your table and put on a great little show for the family.  The Garden Grill has a great kid friendly menu and offers Character meals as well, with Farmer Mickey and Chip and Dale.

The Coral Reef is a great option to help you unwind over a relaxing meal.  It features floor to ceiling aquariums that keep children engaged.  If none of those suit, Epcot is wide and varied; there are several more kid friendly restaurants.

😯 Adult Friendly Visit San Angel Inn for a dark and romantic evening dining experience.  Check out Restaurant Marrakesh for a meal and belly dancing entertainment.  If that doesn’t suit, try Biergarten for a full dining experience with musical entertainment.  Again, Epcot is so widely varied, it has several restaurants to choose from – you are bound to find at least one that strikes your fancy!

Snacks-  Drop by Lotus Blossom Cafe to snack on some delicious eggrolls.  Or try Baulangerie Pattiserie for excellent pastries.  If you are just looking for a quick, but decent meal, drop by Electric Umbrella for your run of the mill burgers, chicken and related foods.

Hollywood Studios

😉 Kid Friendly The two best places to dine in Hollywood for the kiddies are the 50’s Prime Time Cafe, and the Sci-Fi Dine In Dinner, which is great if your kids are into old Sci-Fi movie clips and enjoy dining at a table shaped like an old vintage car.  The 50’s Prime Time Cafe offers a unique experience where the wait staff play ‘brother’ and ‘sister’ to diners while ‘mom’ cooks in the kitchen.  Kids get a kick out of it because mom and dad get chastised in a funny and fairly frequent manner for various infractions.

😯 Adult Friendly Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano is a good choice to dine with your hubby.  You can also try out Hollywood Brown Derby for some delicious eats!  (Don’t forget desert!)

Snacks-  Snacks abound in Hollywood.  Try Hollywood Scoops for some hand dipped ice cream, or try Toluca Legs for turkey legs and hot dogs.  Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner offers stuffed pretzels and milkshakes or you can try the ABC Commissary for a multi-ethnic blend of options.

Again, all of these are just some ideas of places to dine within each park, there are several other restaurants with great cuisine both inside the parks and outside, as well in the surrounding areas.  Check out Walt Disney World Dining for in-depth information and sample menus.