Where to Stay, What to Do, and Where to Dine on a Tight Budget at Disney World

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Where to Dine

Finally, you will want to carefully consider where and how you dine in order to ensure you get the most for your money. If you can, bring in your own food and drink to fill in gaps between meals.

In terms of restaurants, quick-service locations will definitely be the cheapest option. However, some table-service restaurants are affordable. Additionally, some quick-service eateries are better than others. Read on to learn more.

The Best Quick-Service Locations

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The following are the best quick-service locations on Disney property. Eat at these locations for super yummy food at counter-service prices:

  • Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom
  • Sunshine Seasons in Epcot
  • Flame Tree Barbecue in Animal Kingdom
  • Wolfgang Puck Express in Disney Springs
  • Columbia Harbor House in Magic Kingdom
  • The Polite Pig in Disney Springs
  • Yorkshire County Fish Shop in Epcot
  • Satu’li Canteen in Animal Kingdom
  • Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie in Epcot

The Cheapest Sit-Down Eateries

Via Napoli
Via Napoli Pizza

Want to get in a couple of table-service meals? Fortunately, there are a few options that won’t leave you broke. These are the cheapest table-service options available:

  • The Plaza Restaurant in Magic Kingdom
  • Via Napoli Pizza in Epcot (order pizza to share)
  • Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater in Hollywood Studios
  • 50’s Prime Time Café in Hollywood Studios
  • Rainforest Cafe in Animal Kingdom
  • Nine Dragons in Epcot

Best Character Dining Options

Character breakfast Trattoria al Forno
Photo Credit: Disney - Trattoria al Forno Breakfast

By far, the cheapest Character Dining experience on property can be found at Garden Grove at the Swan Hotel. If you don’t like this option, we recommend getting the latest breakfast reservation possible at one of the following restaurants and using the meal as your lunch that day:

  • ‘Ohana
  • Crystal Palace
  • Tusker House
  • Cape May Cafe
  • Hollywood and Vine
  • Trattoria Al Forno
  • Garden Grill
  • Topolino’s Terrace
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