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Disneyland Restaurants on a Budget

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Many individuals who have visited Disneyland are very familiar with the fact that there is plenty to see and do.  Sometimes, it is impossible to take it all in within a single visit, hence the need for the many multiple night travel packages that are currently available.  When dining is concerned, Disneyland restaurants on a budget can be enjoyed so you have plenty of money available for your primary reason for visiting the park.  Here are some things to be aware of.

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First of all, dining at this world famous amusement park is broken down into three different categories – counter service, full service, and quick snack service.  Additionally, they are broken down by cost so that you know which ones are the most affordable and which ones will cost you the most.  The following is a breakdown of the three categories of Disneyland restaurants on a budget to consider, all of which are a maximum of $8 per meal.

Counter Service:

Bengal Barbeque (Adventureland) – The desserts, grilled kabobs, and some vegetarian dishes, it is a hot favorite.

Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner (Main Street USA) – chili in a bread bowl and Mickey Pretzels.  You can enjoy Ragtime music here as well.

Daisy’s Diner (Toontown) – pizzas and salads

Golden Horseshoe (Frontierland) – fish n’ chips and desserts and provides guests with a stage show

Pluto’s Dog House (Toontown) – hot dogs only

Stage Door Café (Frontierland) – chicken and fish strips

Village Haus Restaurant (Fantasyland) – burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, and salads

Full Service:

Café Orleans (New Orleans Square) – this is the only “budget” restaurant in this category with meals starting under $14.  They serve crepes, gumbo, and the world famous Monte Cristo sandwich.

Quick Snack Service:

(There are 9 restaurants in this group, all of which feature meals of under $8.)

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (Main Street USA) -  ice cream cones and sundaes

Blue Ribbon Bakery (Main Street USA) – baked goods and deli sandwiches

Clarabelle’s (Toontown) – sandwiches and snacks

Mint Julep Bar (New Orleans Square) – fritters, non-alcoholic mint juleps, different ice cream and specialty coffees

Enchanted Cottage, Sweets and Treats (Fantasyland) – desserts, sausages, and snacks

Little Red Wagon (Main Street USA) – corn dogs only

Main Street Fruit Cart (Main Street USA) – fruits, snacks, and veggies

Main Street Cone Shop (Main Street USA) – ice cream cones and sundaes

Tiki Juice Bar (Adventureland) – Dole Pineapple Whips, pineapple juice, and pineapple spears

Granted, there are numerous restaurants that you can enjoy but the ones listed above are the only ones that you could categorize as Disneyland restaurants on a budget.


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