Hey there Disney family. Today, we are going to continue our series on doing Disney on a budget. For this series, we are eating every meal in one park for two adults for under $80 a day. Today, we are tackling Magic Kingdom.
If you haven’t, be sure to check out part one of this series; Eating Around Animal Kingdom on a Budget. Also, be sure to be on the lookout for more in this series!
In my personal opinion, Magic Kingdom has the worst food in Disney. I’m not saying the food is bad but, it just isn’t great. IT’s by far the most, carnival or theme park type food and I think the magic could be stepped up. For being the big daddy park, I think the food could 100% be better in this park so the hardest thing about this park is finding decently priced food that tastes decent as well.
So, here we go. For breakfast, we are headed back to the old standby; Main Street Bakery, which is Magic Kingdom’s Starbucks. We are going to grab the Bacon and Gouda Artisan Breakfast Sandwich for $4.99 and the Spinach Feta and Egg White Wrap for $4.99. Be sure to bring your water that day because it will save you a lot of money. Also, fill it up at the resort when they put the water out, sometimes it’s fruity water, but it tastes better than the Orlando water… trust me.
So, now you have your Starbucks and you can watch the crowds for a bit, take in the sites on Main Street and hop on Haunted Mansion and a few other rides; maybe get a fast pass for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and the you are going to need some lunch.
For lunch, we are headed to Columbia Harbour House. This is one of the best counter service restaurants in Magic Kingdom. They have great stuff and pretty good sized portions. For item number one, we are going to get the Shrimp and Fish Combo for $12.49. This comes with fried shrimp and fried fish of the day and is accompanied by corn on the cobb and you choice of either green beans and carrots, apple slices or fries.
The second thing we are going to get is the Chicken Pot Pie. This is a great size and is really good; one of my favorite things at Columbia Harbour House. For $10.99, you get his delicious chicken pot pie filling with tender chicken and veggies in a creamy sauce enveloped in a flaky crust. This is served with green beans ad carrots. We are also going to get two fountain drinks for $3.29 each.
Our total so far for the day is $40.04. That leaves almost half of our budget left for the day! So, we’ve had breakfast and lunch, we’re going to watch the Festival of Fantasy parade, try for galactic hero on Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin, live that magical Magic Kingdom life and then meander over to Gaston’s Tavern in New Fantasy Land for Le Fou’s Brew. This treat is $5.79. You have to get one of these, don’t waste your money on the souvenir cup though, unless that is something that is really important to you.
So, split this as a snack and then head over to Aloha Isle in Adventureland for the Pineapple Upside Down that is served with Dole Whip. This, in my opinion, is the only way to enjoy a Dole Whip and this tasty treat is $6.49. Our snack total for today is $12.28 bringing our total to $52.32.
Our last food stop for the day is going to be dinner at Pecos Bills. Stop by Pirates of the Caribbean once it reopens (mid-March) on your way to the very back of Fantasy Land where the restaurant is. Here we are going to get the Tacos Three Ways for $9.99 (a really good deal in Magic Kingdom). With this, you get three soft shell tacos with either seasoned ground beef, seasoned chicken or spicy beef. The tacos come topped with Lettuce and Tomatoes or Spicy breaded cauliflower and also with a 5-spice yogurt sauce and pineapple salsa.
For our second dinner option we are going for the Southwest Salad with Chicken for $12.99. This salad is topped with seasoned chicken, roasted corn and bean salsa, tomatoes and tortilla strips. Top dinner off with two fountain drinks for $3.29 each.
That ends our day at Magic Kingdom and we have spent a total of $78.59. Remember that these totals do not include any tax. So, we managed to eat three meals at Magic Kingdom plus snacks for under $80 for two people. What a day!
Those are our picks for eating for two adults at the most magical place on earth for under $80 a day. We would love to know what yours are! Thank you for stopping by and I hope that this helps you plan your next Disney trip! Stay tuned for more in this series and be sure to check us out on Instagram at ForLoveOfMouse and on YouTube at For Love of The Mouse and for the love of the mouse, never forget it all started with a mouse!