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  • On Jun 6, 2008
    Eric from TX 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.

    1st trip to Disney World 7/1 thru 7/5. I am staying off site. Are there any meal plan options I can purchase? If not, how is the pricing of the food at the parks? Can I feed a family of 5 for $50 a day?


    The dining plan is only available to Disney resort guests, so unfortunately you won't be able to purchase that since you're staying off-site.

    It's hard to say how much meals will cost you since I don't know the ages of your children.  However, I don't think $50/day for a family of 5 would be sufficient. 

    If you're working on a budget then counter-service (fast food) type meals will be your least expensive option.  A typical kids meal would be $4.49 plus tax (though some are more).  Adult meals range from $6.49-$15, not including tax or a beverage.  (Prices are estimates and always subject to change)

    If you need to stretch your dollar I suggest bringing a soft cooler with food.  There are lockers available in the parks so you can store the bag there, and have a picnic lunch or dinner whenever you are ready.  Even if you don't bring entire meals, snacks like fruit or chips, bottled drinks, etc would all be great money savers.

    I hope that helps you plan!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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