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  • On May 25, 2015
    Mark from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, what is the average cost of food in WDW per day for adult and child - We are trying to budget - how much is 1900 and how much is cafe may dinner... we are bring ten folks....


    The cost of dinner for an adult at 1900 Park Fare is between $39 and $45 currently, tax included, with a child's dinner priced between $19 and $22. The cost difference comes when dining between seasons from regular season to the peak season of holidays and some prices can even vary depending on whether you are eating on a weekday or weekend. The same holds true for Cape May Cafe and its adult dinner prices that are $39 to $60. If you are not going during a peak time of the year like holidays, just know you'll pay toward the lower end of the scale. These prices do not include the 18% gratuity that your large party will also be charged on the total. 

    When trying to budget for my Disney vacations when we pay out-of-pocket for dining, I typically use the cost of the current dining plan at Disney to help me know how much to anticipate, even though the cost doesn't include gratuities. I have found that we usually stay under this amount. Currently, the cost per adult per day is $60.64 and the cost per child 9 and under is $19.23. Although I don't recommend the Disney Dining Plan for savings, I do recommend it for larger parties and for budgeting purposes, so if you are staying at a Disney resort and are getting your theme park tickets from Disney, I would recommend considering it for your vacation so that you can budget easily and avoid the awkwardness that some times come when the check arrives at the table with a big party.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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