• On Oct 26, 2019
    Lisa from MN 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.

    How much does a family of 4 typically spend a day on food in the parks eating counter service style if not using a meal plan?

    Hi there, Lisa! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks so much for taking the time to reach out and allowing us to help you plan your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort!

    There are so many dining locations at Walt Disney World Resort, it would take many trips to enjoy them all! Due to this selection, there are many different price points and options available regardless of your budget. These can range from grab-and-go style counters all the way to Signature Dining locations. 

    Throughout my years of visiting Walt Disney World Resort, I have had the pleasure of enjoying meals at many of the dining locations on property! The amount of money spent on food has quite a range and varies based on many different factors. For instance, when everyone in my party has worked up an appetite, we tend to all order individual entrees during our meals. At other times, we will split entrees if we are not particularly hungry. When creating my own food budget, I like to estimate that my own family will spend approximately $10 per person per meal if we are planning on dining a Quick Service dining locations exclusively. For a family of four, that would be around $120 per day if you intend on eating three meals a day. Keep in mind, though, this can be altered if you would like to spend more or less on food per day!

    Have fun continuing to plan for your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort!

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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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