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Disney World on a Budget: Food Under $20

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One of the great things about Orlando is that we are the theme park capital of the world, with Walt Disney World is right literally down the street. We know that Disney can be expensive, but snacking at Disney doesn’t have to be!

To keep you under your vacay budget, we’ve created a list of some of our favorite food items in the park costing $20 or LESS! Doing Disney World on a budget has never been easier!

Magic Kingdom

There’s just something magical about hopping off the monorail or ferry and walking into the Magic Kingdom Theme Park. So if you’re hungry, be sure to check out some of our favorite sweets and savory snacks at Magic Kingdom!

The best of corn dogs, in a bite-sized package! That’s right, folks. At Casey’s Corner on Main Street, you can enjoy delicious American favorites like hot dogs, french fries, and of course, their famous bite-sized corn dog nuggets!

Enjoy them on their own for only $6.99, or make it a meal with fries for only $9.99. We love to see a good deal on Main Street, U.S.A. So grab your nugs and save your spot for the fireworks show!

Monday | 10:30am—9:30pm
Tuesday | 10:30am—9pm
Wednesday | 10:30am—9:30pm
Thursday | 10:30am—9:30pm
Friday | 10:30am—9pm
Saturday | 10:30am—9:30pm
Sunday | 10:30am—9pm

📍 Magic Kingdom | Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836

2. Joffrey's Latte

Start your day off right with a latte from Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company! Enjoy artisan roasted coffees, teas, and signature specialty beverages in various ways, including lattes, espressos, cold brew, iced tea, spirited drinks, and more!

You can find Joffrey’s all over Walt Disney World property, but at Magic Kingdom, you can get your fix at the Transportation and Ticket Center and in Tomorrowland. At $5.69 a latte, it’s too good of a deal to turn down!

Monday | 7am—1pm
Tuesday | 7am—1pm
Wednesday | 7am—1pm
Thursday | 7am—1pm
Friday |  7am—8:30pm
Saturday | 7pm–9pm
Sunday | 7am—8:30pm

📍 Magic Kingdom | 1638A E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

If it’s ice cream you’re craving, make sure to stop at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street, the U.S.A. for a hand-scooped ice cream cone! Indulge in your favorite flavor at this sweetly nostalgic parlor, and don’t forget to add whipped cream and hot fudge!

Ice cream cones start at $5.99. You can choose from vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, mint chocolate chip, cookies n’ cream, or raspberry sorbet. Make it a Mickey Ears Bowl Sundae for an extra special treat!

Monday | 11am—9:40pm
Tuesday | 11am—9:10pm
Wednesday | 11am—9:40pm
Thursday | 11am—9:40pm
Friday | 11am—9:10pm
Saturday | 11am—9:40pm
Sunday | 11am—9:10pm

📍 Magic Kingdom Park | Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836

If you’re still craving something sweet even after ice cream, head on back to Fantasy Land to try a giant cinnamon roll from Gaston’s Tavern! No one does cinnamon rolls like Gaston, with its warm gooey inside and sweet icing! 

The warm cinnamon roll is only $6.49, and when paired with LeFou’s Brew, a frozen apple juice with a hint of toasted marshmallow and topped with passion fruit mango foam ($5.79), the meal’s a steal! 

Monday | 9am—6pm
Tuesday | 9am—6pm
Wednesday | 9am—6pm
Thursday | 9am—6pm
Friday | 9am—6pm
Saturday | 9am—6pm
Sunday | 9am—6pm

📍 Magic Kingdom Park | Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Jambo, and welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park! Here you’ll find delicious treats from Africa, Asia, and even Pandora, the World of Avatar, all within your budget, of course.

Indulge in the art and culture of the Na’vi while dining inside this former RDA mess hall. Discover healthy dishes and familiar flavors inspired by another world, filled with wholesome grains, vegetables, and hearty proteins.

A fan favorite is the Cheeseburger Steamed Pods at $12.29. These bao buns are stuffed with ground beef, ketchup, mustard, pickle, and cheddar cheese served with crunchy vegetable slaw and veggie chips.

Monday | 10am—7pm
Tuesday | 10am—7pm
Wednesday | 10am—7pm
Thursday | 10am—7pm
Friday | 10am—7pm
Saturday | 10am—7pm
Sunday | 10am—7pm

📍Disney’s Animal Kingdom | 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Bay Lake, FL 34747

If you’re thirsty, why not hit up Pongu Pongu, located in Pandora, the World of Avatar. Right on the corner of the Windtraders Gift Shop, you’ll find this drink stand serving (literally) out-of-this-world drinks.

Speaking of out-of-this-world drinks, you have to try the Night Blossom! Layers of apple and desert pear limeade topped with passion fruit boba balls at only $5.99. Or you can add Bicardi rum to it and make it a Rum Blossom for only $13.00!

Monday | 8am—7pm
Tuesday | 8am—7pm
Wednesday | 8am—7pm
Thursday | 8am—7pm
Friday | 8am—7pm
Saturday | 8am—7pm
Sunday | 8am—7pm

📍Disney’s Animal Kingdom | 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Bay Lake, FL 34747

Hungry after your trek on Mount Everest? Feast on delicious Asian-inspired dishes from the Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafes! This quick-service restaurant is located next to the full-service Yak and Yeti restaurant, but you can get much cheaper snacks to enjoy here!

Our favorite is the side of chicken fried rice for only $5.99. Pair that with a side of pork egg rolls for only $6.99, and you’ve got yourself a full meal for under $20!

Monday | 9am—6pm
Tuesday | 9am—6pm
Wednesday | 9am—6pm
Thursday | 9am—6pm
Friday | 9am—6pm
Saturday | 9am—6pm
Sunday | 9am—6pm

📍 Disney’s Animal Kingdom | 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Bay Lake, FL 34747

Did you think we were done with Satu’li Canteen? Not only can you enjoy delicious cheeseburger pods at this mess hall in Pandora, the World of Avatar, you can also dive into their healthy and filling bowls for under $20!

The chili-garlic shrimp bowl over crunchy vegetable slaw, boba balls, and your choice of base comes in at $14.99. The slow-roasted sliced grilled beef bowl comes in at $13.99, the chopped wood-grilled chicken bowl at $12.49, or try the combo for only $16.99!

Monday | 10am—7pm
Tuesday | 10am—7pm
Wednesday | 10am—7pm
Thursday | 10am—7pm
Friday | 10am—7pm
Saturday | 10am—7pm
Sunday | 10am—7pm

📍Disney’s Animal Kingdom | 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Bay Lake, FL 34747

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Next on our list is Disney’s Hollywood Studios! There’s nothing like strolling the old Hollywood streets with a yummy snack in hand, and we’re here to show you the best snacks for a low price!

Imagine a doughy pretzel stuffed with sweet cream cheese icing and then dusted with breadcrumbs instead of salt. Now, imagine taking a bite of it as you wait outside Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway!

One of our all-time favorite Disney snacks is back at Hollywood Studios, and you can find it at the snack cart near Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. For only $7.25, this treat is sure to hit the spot!

Monday | 9am–9pm
Tuesday | 9am–9pm
Wednesday | 9am–9pm
Thursday | 9am–9pm
Friday | 9am–9pm
Saturday | 9am–8pm
Sunday | 9am–9pm

📍 Disney’s Hollywood Studios | 351 S Studio Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

10. Totchos from Woody's Lunchbox

Toys love snack time too! So during your Toy Story adventures at Hollywood Studios, be sure to stop in at Woody’s Lunchbox for classic American fare, old-fashioned soda floats, and other Toy Story-themed treats.

For only $9.99, you can enjoy potato barrels coated with beef and bean chili, shredded cheese, and signature queso with tomatoes and corn chips finished with sour cream and a sprinkle of green onions. Woody and Andy are sure to be impressed!

Monday | 9am—9pm
Tuesday | 9am—9pm
Wednesday | 9am—9pm
Thursday | 9am—9pm
Friday | 9am—9pm
Saturday | 9am—9pm
Sunday | 9am—9pm

📍 Disney’s Hollywood Studios | 351 S Studio Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Epcot

Travel the world with us as we head to Epcot to check out some of Disney’s best budget snacks! Not only do you have 11 countries with snacks and drinks to choose from, but don’t forget to explore the Land, Seas, and Future World, too!

11. Chicken with Rice and Beans from Sunshine Seasons at The Land

Harvest the goodness of the greenhouses of The Land Pavilion! At Sunshine Seasons, you can enjoy a bountiful selection of fresh, flavorful fare, including wood-grilled entrees like our favorite chicken with rice and beans!

The rotisserie chicken is oak-grilled and served with black beans and yellow rice and comes in at only $12.29! You can also try their oak-grilled salmon, stir-fried chicken, Mongolian beef, or turkey club for under $20 as well!

Monday | 11am—8pm
Tuesday | 11am—8pm
Wednesday | 11am—8pm
Thursday | 11am—8pm
Friday | 11am—9pm
Saturday | 11am—9pm
Sunday | 11am—9pm

📍 Epcot | 200 Epcot Center Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Take a break from your worldly travels with a stop at Lotus Blossom Cafe in China! Chow down on Chinese favorites like potstickers, egg rolls, orange chicken, Mongolian beef, and more!

The orange chicken combo comes with steamed rice, egg roll, and steamed broccoli for only $13.50, talk about bang for your buck! We highly recommend finishing the meal with caramel ginger ice cream or lychee ice cream for only $3.75.

Monday | 12pm—8pm
Tuesday |12pm—8pm
Wednesday | 12pm—8pm
Thursday | 12pm—8pm
Friday | 12pm—8pm
Saturday | 12pm—8pm
Sunday | 12pm—8pm

📍 Epcot | 200 Epcot Center Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Disney Under $20

Love doing Disney on a budget with food for under $20? We do, too! Be sure to follow us @StuffToDoInOrlando for more Disney and other theme park tips and tricks!

Kimberly Gooch

Kimberly Gooch

Hi I'm Kim! I am a Florida native from Clearwater Florida, and now currently living in Orlando. I've been in Orlando for the last 6 years and love to explore everything the city has to offer. I travel a lot on the weekends visiting new cities, and in my spare time I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and discovering new things to do.

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