Ever sit and wonder whether that $50 meal you just had in Disney World was REALLY worth it? Was there something you could have had instead that would have tasted better? Been more satisfying? Given you a greater sense of adventure for LESS $$?
It’s very possible! While there are some expensive Disney World restaurants/snacks that are absolutely & positively worth the cost, sometimes you can spend that $50 meal money on a number of other snacks that are WAY better than the sit-down meal you would have gotten. In fact, there are some Disney World snacks that are LESS than $10 that we like MORE than a $50 meal! Which ones are they? Well, we’ve got a list just for you!
1 — Spring Rolls — Spring Roll Wagon
At Magic Kingdom, you can pick up 2 spring rolls for $9.50 (just under our $10 limit)!
Flavors can sometimes vary, but in the past, we’ve seen Cheeseburger, Buffalo Chicken, Pizza, and even a special 50th Anniversary pastrami and pepper jack cheese spring roll. See what’s available during your trip and pick them up for a satisfying and savory snack!
Click here to see our full review of the 50th Anniversary spring roll!
2 — DOLE Whip & DOLE Whip Floats — Aloha Isle (Also Available in Other Spots)
Ahh, the classic DOLE Whip. Sometimes a DOLE Whip can hit the spot in a way that no other snack can, and they’re well under the $10 limit!
At Aloha Isle, a Pineapple DOLE Whip Cup will set you back $5.99 (or you could also get Raspberry-Pineapple Swirl for $4.99).
If you want a DOLE Whip float, you’ve got a few to pick from. There’s a Raspberry-Pineapple Swirl DOLE Whip float served with Pineapple Juice for $5.99, the tasty Tropical Serenade (Pineapple-Orange-Guava Juice, Coconut Soft-serve, and an Upside-down Pineapple Cake Pop) for $6.99, or the classic Pineapple Float for $6.99.
If you’re looking for a refreshing snack on a hot day, this could do the trick!
Click here to learn about the big DOLE Whip letdown you might experience
3 — Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich — Sleepy Hollow Refreshments
Looking for fruits, carbs, and chocolate?! Run over to Sleepy Hollow during their breakfast period to grab the Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich, which comes with a GIANT Belgian waffle, fruits (usually bananas, strawberries, and blueberries), and a heaping serving of chocolate-hazelnut spread (a.k.a. Nutella).
This snack will fill you up for just $7.49.
Click here to see our FULL review of the Nutella waffle sandwich!
4 — Poutine — Refreshment Port (Also Available at The Daily Poutine in Disney Springs)
If you’re looking for something really savory, Poutine could be the way to go! You can grab this delicious treat in EPCOT at Refreshment Port or over at The Daily Poutine in Disney Springs.
At Refreshment Port, traditional poutine (made with french fries, beef gravy, and cheese curds) is $7.50. (But be on the lookout for specialty poutine flavors during EPCOT festivals!)
At The Daily Poutine, there are usually a lot more flavors to choose from. But if you just want to go with the traditional, it’ll set you back $9.49.
5 — So Many Things — Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie
When we asked our team for suggestions for this list, the recommendations from Les Halles came POURING in. There are so many tasty things to grab at this spot and many of them are well under the $10 budget.
Just some of our favorites are the Brie au Pommes (Brie, Apples and Cranberries in Multi Grain Bread) for $9.25…
…the Bisque de Homard (Lobster Bisque in a bread bowl) for $5.95…
…the FULL baguette (we repeat, a FULL BAGUETTE) for $3.50…
…and the Croissant Jambon Fromage (Ham, Cheese and Béchamel in a Croissant) for $6.95 (pro tip: get it warmed up!).
There are SO many things to love at Les Halles, but watch out for long lines at this spot!
Click here to read 21 reviews of items at Les Halles
6 — Pizza Slice — Pizza Al Taglio (When Open)
Here’s the thing — Pizza al Taglio (the little pizza window in Italy) isn’t always open. But when it is, it serves up some seriously tasty pizza! We’re talking cheesy, consistently great, and a perfect crust!
There are typically a variety of pizza options available including Pepperoni ($8.50), Margherita ($6.75), and San Gennaro ($8.75), all under the $10 limit!
Click here to learn more about this spot!
7 — Two or Three Things at EPCOT Festival Booths
Not feeling any of the standing, existing spots in the park? Not a problem — sometimes the booths at EPCOT’s many festivals are just as good if not better than snacking in the World Showcase pavilions themselves!
Whether it’s Food & Wine, Flower & Garden, or another festival, check out what items you can get at the nearby booths for under your $10 limit, and go have a food-filled adventure!
Click here to see 3 budget plans for EPCOT festivals
8 — Caramel Popcorn — Karamell-Küche
You know we HAD to include it! Werther’s Original Caramel Popcorn from Karamell-Küche for just $6.99?! That’s the stuff we’re talking about!
PRO TIP: You can find select Werther’s items at other bakery cases throughout Disney World!
Click here for the ultimate Disney World popcorn guide!
9 — Mac & Cheese — Regal Eagle: Craft Drafts & Barbecue or Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Finally, we end our EPCOT section with Macaroni & Cheese for just $4.99 from Regal Eagle!
We’ll admit, when we first had this, it wasn’t great. But during more recent visits, it’s been a winner — crazy creamy, strong white cheddar flavor, nice noodles, and breadcrumbs! YUM YUM YUM.
Looking for another INCREDIBLE mac & cheese? RUN to Gasparilla Island Grill for their homemade creation for $9.29.
Trust us when we say you won’t regret it!
Click here to make Disneyland’s PB&J mac & cheese(!!) at home!
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10 — Totchos — Woody’s Lunch Box
Oh Totchos, how we love thee. These beautiful little potato barrels are coated with beef and bean chili, shredded cheese, and signature queso, and then topped with tomatoes and corn chips, and finished off with a bit of sour cream and a sprinkle of green onions.
In other words, it’s heaven on a plate for $9.99. If you haven’t tried this incredibly popular treat, WHAT are you waiting for?!
Click here to learn how to make these totchos at home!
11 — Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich — Woody’s Lunch Box
We’re not quite done with Woody’s Lunch Box yet! Also on the menu is the oh-so-cheesy Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich with Melted Provolone, Cheddar, and American on Grilled Sourdough Bread.
Hello gorgeous. Yes, it’s simple, but sometimes classic, ooey-gooey perfection is all you need. Oh, and it’s $9.99!
Click here to see our list of the BEST grilled cheeses in Disney!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
12 — Mr. Kamal’s Seasoned Fries — Mr. Kamal’s
Over at Animal Kingdom, there are a number of delicious choices for under $10, starting with Mr. Kamal’s Seasoned Fries for $5.99.
While we miss the other dipping sauces served with it, during a most recent visit we at least got Curried Honey Mustard and Korean Chili Ketchup. Seasoned fries with tasty sauces — what’s not to love?!
13 — Grilled Corn on the Cob — Harambe Fruit Market
At Harambe Fruit Market, you can pick up a snack that is seriously underrated — Grilled Corn on the Cob with or without African spices.
The corn will only cost you $5.29 and it is PACKED with flavor (when you get it with those African spices). Plus it’s corn which is healthy, right? (Means you can load up on Mickey-shaped ice cream bars later!)
14 — Churros — Nomad Lounge
We’ve talked about Nomad Lounge ad nauseam, but it bears another mention on this list because of its DELICIOUS churros!
These churros are only $9 and are served with Vanilla Crema and a Chili-Strawberry sauce. You might be thinking, “aren’t these just like any other park churro?” The answer to that is NO.
Warm and crumbly, fall-apart-in-your-mouth goodness, and fantastic dipping sauces — it’s truly an elevated churro experience!
Check out our full churro review here!
15 — Cheeseburger Pods — Satu’li Canteen
And finally, we couldn’t make this under $10 list without mentioning the Cheeseburger Steamed Pods in Pandora! While the adult menu version is over $10, you can order this entree from the kid’s menu for just $8.29.
The bao bun is stuffed with Ground Beef, Ketchup, Mustard, Pickle, and Cheddar, and served with Vegetable Chips and a Cuties® Mandarin with Small DASANI® Bottled Water or Lowfat Milk! It’s all the delicious flavors of a cheeseburger rolled into a perfectly soft bao bun and it is an item well worth going out of your way to try!
Click here for our full cheeseburger pod review!
Disney World Hotels
16 — Pulled Pork Nachos — Capt. Cook’s
Not going to the parks? No problem! Disney’s hotels have some FANTASTIC snacks. We already mentioned the mac & cheese from Gasparilla Island Grill, but we also had to talk about the Pulled Pork Nachos from Capt. Cook’s!
These nachos are $9.99 and are topped with Cheese, Spicy Mayonnaise, Pico de Gallo, and Pineapple Salsa (aside from the pulled pork, of course). The crisp and salty chips, the smoked pork, the sweet pineapple salsa, and the creamy spice from the mayo will send you straight to flavor heaven!
Click here to see our full list of the 31 BEST snacks you’ll only find at Disney World’s hotels!
17 — Gideon’s Cookie — Gideon’s Bakehouse
Finally, we make our way over to Disney Springs and YES, multiple members from our team fully admitted that they would take a $6 cookie from Gideon’s Bakehouse OVER a $50 Disney World meal, and we can’t really blame them.
These things are GIANT, will fill you up, and feature some really unique and seasonal flavors. With their changing menu offerings, there will be lots of delicious reasons to go back again and again!
Click here for our page FULL of reviews of items at Gideon’s Bakehouse
18 — Ice Cream — Salt & Straw
Yeah, we said it, sometimes a scoop of ice cream from the newly opened Salt & Straw is in fact BETTER than a $50 meal! The flavors at Salt & Straw are incredibly unique and (like Gideon’s) constantly changing.
Where else will you find turkey-flavored ice cream(!!) or ice cream that tastes like parker house rolls?! This is not your regular cookies and cream situation.
Stop by to grab a single scoop for $6.95 or a double scoop for $9.50.’
Check out our full review of Salt & Straw here, and see why it’ll CHANGE the way you think about ice cream!
19 — Donuts — Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew
Over at Everglazed Donuts, oversized donuts with a ridiculous amount of toppings is the name of the game. Flavors can vary, but if you’ve got a sweet tooth and love donuts, this is a must-visit spot.
Generally, the classic donuts are $4.75 while the more unique donuts (part of the Funky Bunch) are $5.75.
Click here to see our FULL review of Everglazed!
And that’s our list of just some of the snacks under $10 that we’d get over $50 meals in Disney World. What are your go-to cheap snacks that you’d prefer to get over an expensive meal? Tell us in the comments! And stay tuned for more Disney news and reviews.
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Benjamin Pfister says
Have you guys tried the parmesan fries in Steakhouse 71? They’re THE best fries on property.
The maple popcorn at Epcot Canada is one of our favorite treats! We don’t like the Totchos at Wood’s lunch box, but the sandwiches are worth the wait!