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  • On Apr 10, 2013
    Brandy 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.

    My family will be visiting Disney the begining of May, and we will be there 5 days. We are staying on Disney property and will spend 2-3 days at the parks. My question is about how much $ can I expect to spend on food for my family of 4 each day?

    Hello Brandy!

    This is one of those questions that can easily vary between families. I love to eat so my cost would probably be much more than some. When I am planning a vacation, I like to use a standard number which is a little bit more than typical but doesn't take into effect certain additional expenses such as dining location, adult beverages, and tips. We all know those three factors could add much more to meals.

    For Snacks, I like to say about $5 per person.  
    For Breakfast I usually use $8 - $10 per person.
    For Lunch I use $12 per person.
    For Dinner I use $30 per person.

    Some days, we may not eat breakfast and lunch in one day or we may eat a late breakfast and then a late counter service and no dinner. As you can see, the math kind of gets all messed up. So what I suggest is, try to figure out where you will be dinning or get an idea of the meals you will be eating and plug in some of these numbers. I would add more to it to be sure that you have more than enough to get by... If you are on a budget, I would suggest going to and checking possible bargains at the parks. It's a great source of information!

    Thank you for your question and if you have more feel free to ask! We are always here for you!
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Meet the Panelist: Angelo, South Carolina

I am originally from Puerto Rico and currently live in Simpsonville, SC. I'm a single Dad with an eleven year old daughter and seven year old son. I love planning trips to Walt Disney World and can't wait to help you! Learn More About Angelo

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