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Old 02-14-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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If I only had $50 a day to spend on food at Disney…Updated** 3 TS per day for $50!

If I only had a food budget of $50 a day, here's a sample of what I might plan to eat...

AK $47.98
Breakfast at Kusafiri Cheese Danish
Lunch at Tusker House Character Buffet
Dinner at Flame Tree BBQ BBQ Chicken Salad
Snack at Dino Bites Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich


DHS $48.73
Breakfast at Writer's Stop Carrot Cake Cookie
Lunch at Sci Fi Angus Chuck Burger
Dinner at Mama Melrose Chicken Parm
Snack at Treat Cart Popcorn


Epcot $49.69
Breakfast at Sunshine Seasons Bacon, Egg and Cheese Croissant
Lunch at Chefs des France Croque Monsieur
Dinner at Rose and Crown Sunday Roast
Snack at Karamel Kuche Something delicious with a pre tax price of $4.50


MK $49.92
Breakfast at Main Street Bakery Croissant
Lunch at Crystal Palace Character Lunch
Dinner at Columbia H House Chicken Breast Nuggets
Snack at Egg Roll Wagon Pork and Shrimp Roll


Everything includes tax and (where applicable) the recommended 18% tip so my $200 got me 6 TS meals, two of which are buffets. I get a small breakfast each day (how I prefer things) a solid lunch and dinner as well as an extra tasty snack. It is vacation after all! Plenty of food, plenty of indulgences! You may notice that there's an absence of drinks, but that's because I'm a water drinker...I get ice water everywhere I go. Always have...always will!

So, how about you? What would you do with $50 a day?

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Old 02-15-2012, 06:16 PM   #2
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If I only had $50 a day to spend on food at Disney…

AK $48.95
Breakfast at Rainforest Café
Breakfast of Bandits

Lunch at Yak and Yeti CS
2 egg rolls and chicken fried rice

Dinner at Grand Floridian

Grand Floridian Burger

Snack at Dino Bites
Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich


DHS $48.28

Breakfast at Starring Rolls
Red Velvet Cupcake

Lunch at 50's Prime Time
Fried Chicken

Dinner at Brown Derby
Cobb Salad

Snack at Writer's Stop
Carrot Cake Cookie


Epcot $48.29

Breakfast at Sunshine Seasons
Oatmeal

Lunch at Le Cellier
House Burger

Dinner at Via Napoli
Individual Signature Pizza

Snack at Morocco Pavilion
Oasis Slushie


MK $49.51

Breakfast at Main Street Bakery
Crumb Cake

Lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern
Pilgrim's Feast and Toffee Cake

Dinner at The Plaza
Plaza Club

Snack at Aloha Isle
Dole Whip

This time 8 TS meals with my $200, one of which is at a signature restaurant!
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:00 PM   #3
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I try to tell people that WDW isn't just a giant money-pit as far as food and park fees, and this thread is a great way of showing exactly that:
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:52 PM   #4
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For those interested...there's a thread that does Disney dining at under $40 a day...selections are more limited but it's still possible to eat in the parks for that little.

Here's the link:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2684936
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:56 PM   #5
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Annnnnnd.....back for round three:

AK $49.38
Breakfast at Kusafiri Cherry Turnover
Lunch at Pizzafari Hot Italian Sandwich
Dinner at Raglan Road Pie in the Sky and Ger's B&B Pudding
Snack at Safari Pretzel Jalapeno Cheese Pretzel


DHS $49.19
Breakfast at Starring Rolls Café M&M Brownie
Lunch at Studio Catering Co. Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Dinner at 50's PT Café Mom's Favourites and Ice Cream Sundae
Snack at Writer's Stop Carrot Cake Cookie


Epcot $48.59
Breakfast at Sunshine Seasons Oatmeal
Lunch at Kringla Bakeri Norweigan Club and Cloudberry Horn
Dinner at Tutto Italia Farfalle
Snack at Boulangerie Patisserie Napoleon


MK $49.99
Breakfast at Main Street Bakery Bagel with Cream Cheese
Lunch at Friar's Nook Hot Dog Meal
Dinner at Kona Cafe Chef's Special
Snack at Egg Roll Wagon Pork and Shrimp Egg Roll

All TS meals are dinners and three include dessert (no dessert for dinner at Epcot, it's at lunch instead!). Tasty, tasty, tasty...this might be my favourite one yet!
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:27 PM   #6
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Just wanted to see if I could get 3 TS meals including tax and tip for $50 a day.

And I found that indeed I could...

If I only had $50 a day to spend on food at Disney…


AK $49.15
Breakfast at Rainforest Café Breakfast of Bandits
Lunch at Yak and Yeti Egg Rolls & Jasmine Rice
Dinner at Raglan Road Fish and Chips


DHS $49.76
Breakfast at The Wave Eggs Benedict
Lunch at 50's PT Café Aunt Liz's Golden Fried Chicken
Dinner at Mama Melrose Margherita Flatbread


Epcot $49.08
Breakfast at Kouzzina's Classic Golden Waffle
Lunch at Chefs des France Quiche Lorraine
Dinner at Beaches and Cream Hot Dog Meal & Fudge Mud Slide


MK $47.90
Breakfast at Kona Café Big Kahuna
Lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern Pilgrim's Feast
Dinner at The Plaza Plaza Club
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:31 PM   #7
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I think this one incorporates all my favourites--although to be fair, I've only been to three of these TS places!!

If I only had $50 a day to spend on food at Disney...

AK $49.96
Kusafiri Croissant
Tusker House Character Buffet
Yak and Yeti Wonton Soup & Fried Rice
Safari Egg Roll Vegetable Egg Roll


DHS $49.78
Fairfax Fare Cinnamon Roll and Choc Milk
Sci Fi Angus Chuck Burger & shake
Mama Melrose Grilled Chicken Flatbread
Writer's Stop Carrot Cake Cookie


Epcot $49.72
Sunshine Seasons Mixed Berry Yogurt
Via Napoli Individual Signature Pizza
Rose and Crown Sunday Roast
Kringla Bakeri Cloudberry Horn


MK $49.51
Main Street Bakery Crumb Cake
Liberty Tree Tavern Pilgrim's Feast & Toffee Cake
Plaza Plaza Club
Aloha Isle Dole Whip
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:49 PM   #8
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$50 a day? What happened to $40 a day?? Darn inflation!!!
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:46 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stayhomemom77 View Post
Just wanted to see if I could get 3 TS meals including tax and tip for $50 a day.

And I found that indeed I could...

If I only had $50 a day to spend on food at Disney…


AK $49.15
Breakfast at Rainforest Café Breakfast of Bandits
Lunch at Yak and Yeti Egg Rolls & Jasmine Rice
Dinner at Raglan Road Fish and Chips


DHS $49.76
Breakfast at The Wave Eggs Benedict
Lunch at 50's PT Café Aunt Liz's Golden Fried Chicken
Dinner at Mama Melrose Margherita Flatbread


Epcot $49.08
Breakfast at Kouzzina's Classic Golden Waffle
Lunch at Chefs des France Quiche Lorraine
Dinner at Beaches and Cream Hot Dog Meal & Fudge Mud Slide


MK $47.90
Breakfast at Kona Café Big Kahuna
Lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern Pilgrim's Feast
Dinner at The Plaza Plaza Club
Awesome! I wish posts had "like" buttons. I would totally like this one
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:57 PM   #10
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$50 a day? What happened to $40 a day?? Darn inflation!!!



$40 a day still exists...I put a link in earlier...but with the recent price increases, selection for TS got fairly limited so I thought I'd give $50 a day a try.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:23 PM   #11
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For our party of 10 for a day at Disney Hollywood studios last year, we first ate a big breakfast at the condo before arriving at rope drop. We bring a cooler back pack with 15 sandwiches, fruit, granola bars, cheese cracker, and juice boxes. This keeps the party happy till 4 p.m. (two out of the party of 10 bought soft drinks, other than that no food purchases). At 4 p.m. we have a counter service meal burgers, chicken tenders, fries, and soft drinks for everyone. While in line for Fatasmic six of the 10 get Disney desserts -- Mickey Ears or cookie sandwiches. Then after the show on the way home, we go to Wendy's drive through and order some burgers off the dollar menu. Back at the condo we supplement this with milk, juice, salad, coleslaw, grapes, and strawberries. All in all I thought we had a very inexpensive theme park day in terms on monies put out for food for our large party.

(Doesn't really apply to post topic, but with your own kitchen and Disney's friendly policy of letting you bring your own food in, you really don't have to be forking out a lot of money for food.)
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:07 AM   #12
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i love this thread like i love the "what did you spend on your disney vacation" thread. i love seeing what other people are doing, how they're getting good deals, etc.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:58 PM   #13
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AK $49.10
Kusafiri Cheese Danish
Yak and Yeti Chicken Lo Mein
Beaches and Cream Cheeseburger/2 Scoop Sundae
Safari Pretzel Jalapeno Cream Cheese Pretzel


DHS $49.49
Starring Rolls Bagel with Cream Cheese
50's PT Café Fried Chicken
Mama Melrose Chicken Parm
Treat Cart Mickey Bar


Epcot $47.88
Sunshine Seasons Bacon, Egg and Cheese Croissant
Teppan Edo Chicken
Yorkshire Fish & Chips Sunday Roast
Karamel Kuche Caramel Cupcake


MK $49.97
Main Street Bakery Chocolate Muffin
Crystal Palace Character Lunch
Casey's Corner Hot Dog Meal
Treat Cart Box of Popcorn
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:20 PM   #14
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Time to resurrect this baby again...

I have two more plans with 3 TS meals per day for $50 per day including taxes and tip...just to prove it's possible. It requires a bit of travel (most breakfast places are at various resorts) but if you don't like quick service and want to dine on a budget...this is the plan to check out!

I'll do them in two seperate posts. Plan #1:

If I only had $50 a day to spend on food at Disney…
AK $49.75
Breakfast at Ohana Breakfast Buffet
Lunch at Yak and Yeti Won Ton Soup and House Salad
Dinner at Beaches and Cream Hot Dog Meal


DHS $47.27
Breakfast at Maya Grill Fresh Berries and Granola Parfait
Lunch at Sci Fi Restaurant Smoked Turkey Sandwich
Dinner at Mama Melrose Chicken Campanelle


Epcot $49.75
Breakfast at Captain's Grill Mickey Waffle
Lunch at Le Cellier House Burger
Dinner at Nine Dragons Nine Dragons Fried Rice


MK $49.76
Breakfast at Whispering Canyon Café Two egg entrée
Lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern New England Pot Roast
Dinner at The Plaza Plaza Club
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And plan #2:

I've always wanted to try the afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian but...I don't drink tea. But, I decided to (hypothetically) go there anyway on an AK day. It made the most sense for my own personal touring plan (it's my least favourite park so I spend the smallest amount of time there) and you can see I order a few things a la carte and drink chocolate milk.

If I only had $50 a day to spend on food at Disney…
AK $48.39
Breakfast at Rainforest Café Forest Combo
Late Lunch at (Afternoon Tea) at GF Plate of Sandwiches, Two Scones and Choc Milk
Dinner at Cap'n Jack's Penne Pasta Alfredo


DHS $48.52
Breakfast at Olivia's Café Southernmost Point Continental
Lunch at 50's PT Café Mom's Old Fashioned Pot Roast
Dinner at Sci Fi Restaurant Angus Chuck Burger


Epcot $49.78
Breakfast at Garden Grove Café Vegetable Quiche
Lunch at Chefs des France Croque Monsieur
Dinner at Rose and Crown Pork Duo


MK $49.14
Breakfast at Grand Floridian Café Fritatta
Lunch at Tony's Town Square Meatball Slider
Dinner at Kona Café Coconut Almond Chicken
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