Each year, thousands of families flock to Walt Disney World for magical vacations full of thrilling rides, engaging attractions, and, of course, lots and lots of fabulous food. The parks are renowned for their cuisine, but let’s face it: eating at Walt Disney World can be expensive. For those on a budget, eating at Disney’s quick service restaurants may be the best option. Whether you’re using the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan or paying out of pocket, it is possible to enjoy great Disney food without spending a fortune. Here are four fun and flavorful restaurants that won’t break the bank.
1) Flame Tree Barbecue at Disney’s Animal Kingdom:
Guests can enjoy a gorgeous view as they eat outdoors under pavilions featuring colorful African-style artwork. The mouthwatering menu features barbecued ribs, chicken, pulled pork, and more, including kids’ meals. The large portions and reasonable prices make this the perfect spot for a family to fill up at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
2) Sunshine Seasons in Epcot:
The quality and variety of the food surpasses expectations for a quick-service restaurant. Sunshine Seasons is set up like a food court, with several different stations for patrons to choose from. Open from breakfast through dinner, this restaurant offers hot and cold choices include soups, salads, sandwiches, and an array of Asian and American dishes. The large seating area is bright and pleasant with colorful tables and cheery décor. This restaurant offers something for everyone, including kids’ meal options for picky eaters.
3) Columbia Harbour House in the Magic Kingdom:
This quick-service restaurant is another great choice for budget-conscious diners. The fun nautical décor puts guests in the mood for seafood, and Columbia Harbour House serves a delicious variety, including fried shrimp, battered fish, lobster rolls, and grilled salmon. If you don’t eat seafood, don’t despair. There are salads, chicken breast nuggets, and vegetarian chili as well as a kids’ menu choices.
These are just four of the scores of affordable quick-service restaurants the parks have to offer, making it possible to find food that satisfies both the palate and the budget. Although dining at Walt Disney World can be expensive, meal costs don’t have to suck the magic out of a Disney vacation.