Cheap Eats in the Magic Kingdom


Let’s face it, the food at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is FUN, but expensive. But you don’t have to miss out! There are several things you can do to enjoy meals in the park on a tight budget. First, portions tend to be fairly large. If you don’t have a huge appetite, it’s possible to share, particularly a parent with a child. Second, you can also elect to purchase the kid’s meal option at many of the counter service restaurants…and then enjoy it yourself! The kid’s meals are often standard fare: hamburgers, chicken nuggets, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, turkey sandwich. They also come with grapes, apple slices, carrot sticks, and/or water. Third, you can rely on my list of budget-friendly meal options. Here is a list of the cheapest foods at each Counter Service restaurant in the Magic Kingdom that make for great (sometimes healthy) lunches and dinners. I worked to make this list as useful as possible, trying my best to keep the maximum price under $9, unless the item is easily shared, and to incorporate healthy snack ideas. Sometimes it’s easy to miss these options on the menu boards, so I hope you find it inspiring for your next trip! If I missed anything on the list, let me know!

The Cheapest Meal Options in the Magic Kingdom


The Eggroll Wagon

Pork Egg Roll – $2.75

Aloha Isle

Fresh Cut Pineapple Spear – $3.29

Tortuga Tavern

Beef Nachos – $7.69

Kid’s Meal Cheese Quesadilla with Carrot Sticks, Grapes, and Water or Milk – $5.99


Friar’s Nook

Macaroni & Cheese – $7.99

Apple & Caramel Dippers $3.69


Roasted Pork Shank (Share) $9.79

Warm Cinnamon Roll $4.19

Pinnochio Village Haus

Caesar Side Salad – $3.39

Tomato Basil Soup $3.29

Children’s Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza with Grapes, Yogurt, & Water – $5.99

Prince Eric Village Market

Whole Piece of Fruit (Apple, Banana, Orange) $1.49

Mixed Veggie Cup with Dip – $3.99

Shaved Ice (Variety of Flavors – Blue Raspberry, Cherry, etc)-$3.99

Story Book Treats

Frozen Yogurt (Cherry or Cake Batter) – $3.99

Hot Fudge Cookie Sundae (Share)- $5.19


Pretzel Stand

Mickey Pretzel – $4.75

Cheese Sauce – $1.00

Golden Oak Outpost

Sweet Potato Nuggets with Powdered Sugar – $2.99

BLT Waffle Fries with a side of Apple Slices (Share) – $7.99

Pecos Bill’s

Chidren’s BBQ Pork Sandwich or Turkey Sandwich or Hamburger + Toppings Bar – $5.99

Corn on the Cob – $2.19

Taco Salad – $8.79

Liberty Square

Columbia Harbor House

Battered Fish Platter -$7.49

Veggie Chili – $4.99

New England Clam Chowder – $4.99

Kid’s Meal Chicken Nuggets or Tuna Sandwich – $5.99

Diamond Horseshoe

Mixed Green Salad with hand-carved Turkey or Pork Brisket – $7.49

Portobello Salad – $7.49

Liberty Square Market

Tomato Bisque Soup – $3.29

Frozen Lemonade Slush – $3.99

Baked Potato – $3.39

Greek Yogurt – $2.99

Sleepy Hollow

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich – $7.49 (Available from 11AM-5PM ONLY)

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich – $4.19

Liberty Swirl Slush (Blue Raspberry & Strawberry Slush together) – $3.79

Waffle with Cinnamon or Sugar – $4.99

Chocolate Chunk Cookie – $2.59

Main Street USA

Casey’s Corner

Hot Dog Meal (comes with Fries) – $8.49

Cracker Jack – $2.59

Main Street Bakery Starbucks

Chicken Skewers – $5.95

Bacon Wrapped Dates – $5.95

Grilled Vegetable Plate – $6.95

Truffle Popcorn – $2.95

Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella Sandwich – $5.45

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor Counter

Mickey Mouse Kid’s Cone (Vanilla) $2.99

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich – $5.29


Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies

Assorted Cereals with Milk – $3.69

Muffin – $2.99

Fruit Smoothies (Raspberry, Orange, or Strawberry-Banana) – $4.49

Soft Serve Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream – $3.69

Cosmic Ray’s

1/2 Rotisserie Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables (Share) – $10.99

Chicken Noodle Soup – $3.79

Kid’s Meal Chicken Nuggets – $6.99

Lunching Pad

Philly Cheese Steak Hot Dog with Chips – $9.49

BLT Hot Dog with Chips – $9.49

Tomorrowland Terrace

Beef & Blue Cheese Salad – $8.99

Chicken Nuggets with Fries – $8.99

Yogurt $2.39

Chocolate Milk – $2.59

Kid’s Meal Mac & Cheese – $5.99


One thought on “Cheap Eats in the Magic Kingdom

  1. This is an awesome well put together post. Anyone going to the Magic Kingdom should bookmark this on their phone and/or print it out. Some of these I didn’t even know about.

    Krystel – PlanningTheMagic.Net-Disney on a Budget


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