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Cheap Restaurants at Disney World Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom

Updated on June 13, 2015
You can find cheap food at Hollywood Studios.
You can find cheap food at Hollywood Studios. | Source

Spending the day at Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom promises to be full of adventure, laughter and fun. But a trip to these wonderful parks can be expensive. Here are some ways to find some cheap eats at Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. I will offer a real review of the food and advice about how to find cheap but healthy and delicious fare.

If you are looking for cheap food at Magic Kingdom or EPCOT, go here.

Hollywood Studios

The quick service food here is hit or miss. Here's some advice about how to find cheaper options while in the park.

ABC Commissary

This place used to be a lot better than it is now. However, there are a few options that are decent for lunch which are both cheap and healthy.

The restaurant includes hamburgers, seafood and chicken dishes. The Asian Salad is a good deal at $7.19 but shoots up almost three dollars in price if you add meat to it. The Coucous, Quinoa and Arugula Salad is also a good deal at $6.79 but also goes up by three dollars to add meat. This place has a changing menu so it doesn’t hurt to walk by (just veer left at the Chinese Theater) and read the menu outside the door.

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Kids’ Options range from $5.49 to $5.99 and include chicken nuggets, cheeseburger and turkey sandwich. They also have a Power Pack lunch that includes a cup of yogurt, fruits and vegetables.

Backlot Express

Over by the Star Tours ride (just look for the giant, Imperial Walker), this place has the cheapest hamburger at $8.79 (look for the Bacon Cheeseburger). There is also a hot dog served with fries or carrots for $6.79.

If you are looking for healthier options they have a Grilled Vegetable Sandwich for $8.79. It is edible but not spectacular.

Kids’ choices are limited to Meaty Mac and Cheese or Chicken nuggets for $5.49

Rosie’s All American Café

This place has hamburgers but it is also one of the only places to get a Veggie Burger for $7.79. You can also get a cup of soup for $2.99 and chicken nuggets for $8.69.

Kids’ options for $5.99 include a turkey sandwich or chicken nuggets. They also have the yogurt/veggie/fruit Power Pack for $5.49

Pizza Plant is a popular choice but is expensive per person.
Pizza Plant is a popular choice but is expensive per person. | Source

Studio Catering Company

This restaurant, located next to the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground, sometimes closes before the park does so be sure to check the hours. This place has wraps, salads and sandwiches. Nothing stands out here but the Greek Salad for $6.69 is pretty decent.

Kids’ choices are chicken nuggets or a vegetable sandwich for $5.99 or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or Power Pack for $5.49

Pizza Planet

This popular Toy Story themed restaurant gets packed at meal times! They have cheese, pepperoni, veggie, and meat lovers pizza. All pizzas are served with a Caesar salad. But because they add the salad, most meals are over $10. The cheapest option is an Antipasto Salad for $7.99.

Kids’ choices include a cheese pizza for $5.99 or a mini sub for $5.49

Animal Kingdom

This park offers the fewest choices for cheap counter service. If you know what you are looking for, though, you can still find some deals.

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Flame Tree BBQ

This is a favorite among guests. Some declare it to be the best barbeque on property. The cheapest barbeque is a Pork Sandwich for $8.99. If you are in the mood for a hearty meal, you can get a ribs and chicken combo for $11.99 and split it. The combo includes baked beans and cole slaw.

Flame Tree also offers a Smoked Chicken Salad for $7.79. The cheapest option is a fruit plate served with honey yogurt for $6.99.

Kids’ options are: chicken drumstick, peanut butter and jelly, hotdog or chicken sandwich for $5.99.

Pizzafari may have the absolutely worst pizza in all of Disney.
Pizzafari may have the absolutely worst pizza in all of Disney. | Source

Pizzafari

This restaurant gets very busy at lunch time and it is sometime hard to find a place to sit. Choices include pizzas ranging from $8.99 to $9.49. The pizzas, in my family’s opinion, are not very good and are mostly bread with very little sauce, cheese or toppings. (see picture)

The Hot Italian-Style Sandwich for $8.99 or the Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Salad for $8.99 are better bets.

Kids’ choices include pizza, mac and cheese and turkey sandwich for $5.99 or peanut butter and jelly for $5.49

Restaurantosaurus

This place has the most fast-food style options such as hamburgers and hot dogs. They do have some healthier options including a Vegetable Subosaurus or Grilled Chicken Sandwich $9.59.

All of the menu iterms are a bit higher priced with the cheapest option being the Macaroni and Cheese hot dog for $8.79. (It’s just what it sounds like—they add mac and cheese to the top of a hot dog).

Kids’ meals are the most expensive here. Choices include turkey wrap or cheeseburger for $7.49 and Peanut Butter Jelly for $6.99

Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, in my opinion, have much weaker choices overall when you are trying to eat cheaply and well. You can find what you need to fit your budget but be aware that their choices are limited at these two parks.

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