Creating a budget for dining at Disney is one of your major expenses. There are many varying dining options and prices at Disney World. Guests have quick service, table service, Character Dining, and snack carts to order food and drink from. For a general guide, get an idea of what to budget below.
How To Budget
Look over Disney menus to get an idea of prices and where you may want to eat. Download the My Disney Experience app and view every dining menu and prices. Guests can also visit Disney’s website and view from their computer to research.
Guests visiting a Quick Service can expect to spend an average of $12-$15 for meal & drink per adult. As a family of 4, I would budget up to $50 per QS meal to be safe.
Consider one of these 12 Best Quick Service restaurants at Disney World.
Guests visiting a Table Service can expect to spend an average of $20-$35 for meal & drink per adult. As a family of 4, I would budget up to $100 per Table service + tip.
Guests vising a Character Dining experience can expect to pay an average of $35-$60 per adult. As a family of 4, I would budget up to $200 + tip.
Guests buying snacks throughout the day should expect to pay an average of $5-$8 per snack. As a family of 4, I would budget $30/day for snacks.
Scenarios – 1 Day Budget for a Family of 4:
- 3 Quick Service, 1 snack break = $180
- 2 Quick Service, 1 table service, 1 snack break = $230 (+ tip)
- 1 Quick Service, 1 table service, 2 snack breaks = $210 (+ tip)
- 1 Quick Service, 1 table service, 1 Character Dining, 1 snack break = $380 (+ tips)
For guests planning on doing many sit-down or Character dining meals, a Disney Dining Plan could be worth looking into.
For guests paying out of pocket for their food, learn these tips to save hundreds on Dining at Disney World.
Best Dining Locations By Park:
- 12 Best Dining Options at Epcot
- 11 Best Dining Options at Hollywood Studios
- 10 Best Dining Options at Magic Kingdom
- 10 Best Dining Options at Animal Kingdom
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