We update prices whenever we become aware of changes, but prices on this page are always subject to change. Looking for discounts at a specific restaurant? It used to be that you could skip making reservations at most Disney table-service restaurants, particularly in the off-season. You might have to wait, but you would get seated eventually. Those days are gone! It has become very important to make advance dining reservations if you want to be assured of eating at a full-service location.
Little known fact: Disney raises meal prices at many of its buffets and character meals during busy times of year. If you are on a Dining Plan , there is no upcharge at the restaurant. This sneaky little maneuver has been going on for years, but for a long time it affected only Thanksgiving and Christmas season, and only at a few restaurants that were serving special holiday food items, so the increase was somewhat justified.
Beginning in , the price increases were expanded to include Easter and peak summer season, making it a year-round phenomenon, and many more restaurants are now included. If you needed another reason to avoid visiting Walt Disney World during peak seasons , this is a good one! Guests are allowed to bring food items, such as snacks or foods that do not require heating, into any Walt Disney World theme park.
It is also completely fine to bring in bottled water or soft drinks. One note of caution: avoid bringing in anything highly perishable, such as cold cuts. It would be easy to end up with food poisoning! You absolutely will NOT be allowed to bring in the following : loose or dry ice, hard-sided coolers, large coolers, glass containers or alcoholic beverages.
Also, you cannot bring any type of straws even the little ones attached to juice boxes into Animal Kingdom. Really inexpensive meals in the theme parks are hard to find, but listed below are some cheap options for real food that will fill you up. Prices below are approximate and subject to change at any time. Each park has at least one fruit stand. However, they are expensive!
The least expensive Character meal option is, not surprisingly, breakfast. Unfortunately, prices for the Character breakfasts have shot up in the past few years. Prices below are subject to change and to seasonal upcharges. The least expensive Character breakfasts on property can vary based on season, but last we checked these are the cheapest:.
In addition to standard American breakfast options, they always have some African foods that are well worth trying. The two Princess breakfasts are insanely expensive, but the surroundings are impressively castle-y and at least a photo package is included! The Character breakfasts where you can meet princesses are:. The buffet is very substantial, and all drinks — coffee, milk, juice, etc.
This also allows us to take advantage of the lighter crowds in the morning at the Magic Kingdom. Also, because the restaurant is not open for lunch it starts to get quiet as people with earlier seating times leave, and ALL of the characters gather together in the waiting area for group photos of just your family, which the servers will gladly take with your camera. This has happened both times we have eaten there, and so I have photos of just my family with Goofy, Minnie, Mickey, Chip and Dale! As Lisa points out, since the crowds are lightest first thing in the morning, this strategy has the added advantage of allowing you to enjoy the attractions without long lines — instead of spending prime time eating breakfast!
Disney allows it, and you will save a small fortune. With top-rated service, Undercover Tourist is recognized as a leader in the discount ticket brokerage industry. The sculpture is modeled after a Baobab tree, a genus of African trees that grow to gigantic size and live for thousands of years. You can buy Disneyland tickets cheap and SeaWorld tickets together in a combo ticket for extra savings. Shop and Save for your Disney Vacation.
This restaurant has a revolving cast of characters, often including Pluto and Goofy. Thanks to Jen D and Jackie F for info.
In a few cases, an expensive table-service restaurant and a nearby counter-service location offer the same food item for two very different prices. At a counter-service location, the item will be typically be presented without any garnish or sides and will be served on a paper plate. Here are some hints note that prices were correct as of July , but are subject to change at any time :. Many of the entrees and combo meals served at Walt Disney World restaurants include a large amount of food. If you are not big eaters, consider splitting an entree or combo meal between two people and possibly ordering an extra side dish or appetizer to share.
We have done this many times and the server always cheerfully complied. In fact, at sit-down restaurants, usually the split entree was brought out on separate plates for us. Another good option for light eaters at table service restaurants , and one that works well for someone dining alone, is to substitute an appetizer for your entree.
For instance, order two appetizers instead of an appetizer and an entree, or order an appetizer instead of an entree, thus leaving yourself room for dessert.
If you need just a little more food, possibly ordering an extra side dish or appetizer to share will be enough. Likewise at all Character meals and dinner shows, adults and kids 10 and up must pay adult prices, because you are paying for the entertainment as well as the food. In the parks, the counter-service menus often list only complete meals, such as a burger with fries, sandwich with fruit, entree with corn on the cob, pizza with side salad, etc. A little known fact is that you can order anything you want a la carte! This is not advertised — you have to ask.
With several kids this adds up fast. My kids were definitely willing to put the money towards an ice cream later in the day rather than have a rather useless plastic box which would have been a pain to keep up with all day. You must purchase the plan for your entire stay and for each person staying in your hotel room. Standard packages also include park tickets. Ticketless packages used to be reserved for Annual Passholders, but now anyone can get one.
Often these are substantially cheaper than Disney restaurants, but still have attractive theming and great food. In the section below are a few locations that we personally recommend because they offer very tasty food at an exceptional value, in what is usually a high-priced resort area.
There is a great location in Disney Springs that offers very reasonably priced takeout food you can eat in the restaurant, as well. Since Disney Springs has many places to sit and enjoy the view along the lake, this is a nice option on a day when the weather is pleasant. Note that prices are subject to change at any time. Annually for the entire month of September, participating high-end Orlando restaurants feature three-course, prix fixe dinners at an exceptional value.
Save money at some Disney World-area restaurants by purchasing discounted certificates from Restaurant. The easiest way to find nearby restaurants is to search zip code , and then narrow your search to within 1 mile or 5 miles of that zip code. The Kids Eat Free Card may be a good investment if you have young children and plan to eat off Disney property frequently.
To see a full listing, visit KidsEatFreeCard. There are quite a few printable coupons that can save you money on off-site restaurants in the Disney World area. Most chain restaurants also have online email clubs , which are well worth joining, because they often send out great coupons. Some of the restaurants below are located in Disney Springs , which is on Disney property and accessible by Disney transportation.
A few are on International Drive , which is further away. Of the off-site restaurants below, only those located in Crossroads Center would be at all walkable from Disney property about a mile from Disney Springs. We are not necessarily recommending the restaurants below. Our recommended restaurants are listed above. Keep in mind that a gift card for a particular restaurant brand in the chain might also be accepted at other restaurant brands owned by the same chain. Florida resident can get a discount on Tables in Wonderland membership — read more below.
Check first before you go, or just ask everywhere you eat if they have a discount. The discounts are not available on most major holidays or on days that are blocked out for the particular annual pass. Some restrictions apply. Discounts do not apply to alcoholic beverages, tax or gratuities.
The list of DVC member restaurant discounts is extensive and the amount varies by location; the best way to check current discounts is either on the DVC member website, which offers a printable PDF, or by looking through the Membership Magic booklet, which can be obtained from the front desk or concierge at any DVC resort. You then register your card online. Either starting with your next visit or after the card is registered, points should accumulate with every purchase and be stored automatically on your Dining Passport.
When enough points are accumulated, they can be redeemed for exclusive dining experiences, gift certificates and more. However, the card expires after one year of dormancy. Then present your membership card each time you eat at a participating restaurant. You will receive 1 point for every dollar you spend gratuity excluded. Any restaurant can give guests an AAA or CAA discount if they choose, but to be listed on the website and tourbooks they have to pay a fee. So some restaurants just choose to offer a discount on request, figuring that word of mouth and social media will get the word out.
Dreams really do come true over Cinderella Castle in Happily Ever After — a nightly fireworks and projection spectacular with a great soundtrack and the perfect amount of Disney nostalgia. Read more. We will be visiting Disney next month party of 13 all first timers. We are staying off the property at a rental home. Our tickets are basic day park. We are finalizing plans for an August 5 - 10 vacation. We will be staying at Animal Kingdom Kidani Village.
We want to have a nice relaxing resort day. If this is your last stop on your journey with us today, Dad wants to thank you for stopping by. Please, come back soon. Disney artwork, logos, attraction descriptions, and properties: Courtesy of Disney Images are used with permission of creator who retains all rights.
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