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Last updated on January 24th, 2023 at 07:01 pm
There’s no getting around the fact that a visit to Disneyland is going to hit your wallet hard, especially if you’ve got a large family in tow.
Luckily, there are ways to save, including on meals (one of the bigger Disney expenses). You just have to know where to eat.
Keep reading for our Disney dining guide with some of the most affordable dining options to consider. Keep these in mind as you plan your next trip to the Happiest Place on Earth.
At Disney’s California Adventure, Angry Dogs is the perfect spot to get a hearty meal. This restaurant offers up hot dogs, chili cheese fries, and other delicious snacks. For a family of four, you can easily feed everyone for under $100.
The atmosphere is great too–bright colors and fun music make it an enjoyable place for every member of your family. With its affordable prices, it’s the perfect place to satisfy your hunger without breaking the bank.
If you’re looking for something more substantial than hot dogs and fries, then Smokejumpers Grill may be just what you need! This restaurant serves up barbeque favorites like ribs and chicken platters as well as tasty burgers and sandwiches. All meals come with sides, like fries or coleslaw, that will fill up even the hungriest bellies!
The best part? You can feed your whole family here without spending too much money–most meals cost less than $20 each, so feeding four people shouldn’t be too hard on your wallet.
And, although nothing at Disney is exactly cheap, if you’ve used a discount calculator and followed some of our other Disney savings tips, you might have some wiggle room in your food budget.
Alien Pizza Planet
If you’re in the mood for pizza (and aren’t kids always in the moood for pizza?), then Alien Pizza Planet is definitely the place to go. This restaurant, which is themed after Pizza Planet in the original Toy Story film, offers up delicious pies topped with everything from classic pepperoni to more outlandish options like mac and cheese–yum!
Aside from the budget-friendly pricing, the out-of-this-world aesthetics of the restaurant will keep little ones enraptured. Even big kids will love it!
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
Star Wars fans, you’ll want to head over to Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. One step inside this restaurant made it my sons’ favorite choice on our list.
Here they offer up unique dishes like smoked Kaadu Ribs or Fried Endorian Tip-Yip–plus plenty of sides and all the cool and colorful space-age beverages you could dream of. Prices are comparatively affordable; most entrées range from around $12 to $20 each.
Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill
For those who love Mexican food, Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill should definitely be at the top of the list when it comes to dining at Disneyland Park. Here you’ll find everything from tacos and burritos to enchiladas and nachos–plus plenty of sides like rice and beans or chips with salsa. There’s something to please pretty much everyone.
Prices are also very reasonable here, so feeding four people won’t put too much of a dent in your budget; most entrées are around $10 to $15 each, which makes this spot an easy choice for affordable, delicious food.
Want to try something a little different? Over in Adventureland, you’ll find Bengal Barbecue, where your family can chow down on tasty skewers of chicken and beef as well as other dishes inspired by the more exotic parts of the world.
In terms of costs, most dishes are priced at close to $15 for adults, and kids’ meals are even less expensive.
If you’re concerned about the cost of a trip to Disneyland, it pays to look for ticket discounts, and be sure to scope out some of these ‘quick service’ eateries, where affordability and convenience are at the top of the agenda.
One last tip…don’t forget your refillable water bottles. This will save lots of money versus buying water bottles or other cold drinks. You can refill your bottles at water fountains throughout the park.
And, if you want to top up your tummies between meals, consider bringing along a stash of healthy snacks, rather than buying all of your food on-site.
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