Between rising Disney ticket costs and inflation, it’s no wonder many Disney World-bound families are looking for more ways to save money. Vacationing at Walt Disney World is not a cheap endeavor, and there is no way to do Disney World on a dime. That said, there are ways to cut costs on a Disney vacation. Disney dining is a great place can manipulate your vacation budget to save money.
We have many articles on great food value and dining for a cheaper price. But looking for cheaper menu items is not the only way to save money on dining at Disney World. Disney dining dollars can go twice as far when you share meals. This article counts down some of our favorite shareable Disney meals.
Satu’li Canteen, Avatar – The World of Pandora, Animal Kingdom
The Combination Bowl in Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite healthier Disney dining options and is also one of the most shareable eats. For $17.49 you can snag this customizable bowl that comes with your choice of salad, or grains as a base and is topped with a veggie slaw, fruity boba, your choice of dressing drizzle, and loaded with slow-roasted grilled beef and wood-fired chicken.
Don’t let a glance at this eat fool you — the meat-heavy nature of this entrée means it goes a long way and is super filling. In fact, this is a menu item I could not imagine eating alone – it’s the perfect size for sharing!
Cityworks Eatery & Pour House
The West Side, Disney Springs
You just can’t beat spicy and melty buffalo chicken dip. My favorite place to enjoy this yummy appetizer is at Cityworks Eatery & Pour House. This sports bar has an expansive menu with delicious offerings. The buffalo chicken dip at this spot is a favorite because paired with a beer or cider from this restaurant, it can be split between two adults as a meal. This $16 shareable means that you can experience a fun table service restaurant for less than $10 each during your shopping day!
Foot-long Hot Dog
Casey’s Corner, Main Street U.S.A., Magic Kingdom
The foot-long Hot Dog at Casey’s Corner is a delicious Main Street U.S.A. classic theme park food you will not want to miss. For only $11.29 you can buy a foot-long all-beef hot dog that is served with fries. This is certainly enough food to split, making the cost around $5.99 per person! Sip water as your meal beverage instead of purchasing a soft drink, and you’ll save even more cash!
Columbia Harbour House, Liberty Square, Magic Kingdom
Theme park food isn’t all hot dogs and popcorn. You can actually get delicious shareable seafood options at Columbia Harbour House in Liberty Square, near the Haunted Mansion and Peter Pan’s Flight. For only $14.29 you can snag a Seafood Trio that has fried shrimp, battered fish, and chicken strips along with hush puppies and your choice of a side dish. The serving size means two people can easily share this meal. You could also add on an additional side dish for around $5 if you want a bit more food.
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe, Frontierland, Magic Kingdom
If you are looking for shareable Walt Disney World dining in the Magic Kingdom, walk past Aloha Isle and Sleepy Hollow Refreshments to Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café near Pirates of the Caribbean and Splash Mountain. This Tex-Mex quick service spot has one of my favorite shareable entrées on the menu, the Fajita Platter. Coming in priced at $15.49 this entrée includes pork carnitas and seasoned chicken as meats. The platter comes with the fixings: yellow rice, beans, fajita vegetables, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, salsa, and fresh flour tortillas. Because of the buildable nature of this menu item, you can easily share these yummy Fajitas.
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Oak-Grilled Rotisserie Chicken
Sunshine Seasons, The Land, EPCOT
Sunshine Seasons is a must-visit for Guests searching out fresh and delicious food in EPCOT’s Future World. How fresh is it, you ask? Well, some of the ingredients served at Sunshine Seasons are grown in Living With The Land Greenhouses right in the same complex! If we are talking shareable quick service dining options, you have to check out the Oak-Grilled Rotisserie Chicken on this menu. For only $12.79 you get a half rotisserie chicken served with yellow rice and black beans. You’ll have plenty to split with your travel buddy and will love the money saved by indulging in this shareable meal!
Ribs and Chicken Combo
Flame Tree Barbecue, Discovery Island, Animal Kingdom
The Ribs and Chicken Combo is a great shareable plate to buy at Flame Tree Barbecue. This delicious meaty plate serves up a healthy plate of smoked ribs and chicken with flavorful baked beans and coleslaw on the side for only $15.69. The serving size of these meats means a pair of adults can each chow down on ribs and chicken, or you can split the ribs and chicken between diners based on preference. If you want to add on another side for even more food, you can snag options like an order of fries or an onion ring basket for $4.49 each.
Mezzo Metro Pizza
Via Napoli, Italy Pavilion, EPCOT
Who says you can’t share food from a table service restaurant? As long as you are not dining at a buffet or family-style restaurant that offers unlimited food, or dining at a Disney dinner show, you can share food at a table service restaurant. Sharing at a table service spot may serve to save money on individual servings and also enables you to taste more dishes on the menu. After all, table service dining is an experience, so it makes sense that you want to save room to try more delicious food.
Via Napoli actually offers wood oven-fired pizzas that will melt in your mouth and go far to feed a family. The Mezzo Metro sizes of pizza can easily feed a family of five, with plenty to go around. Depending on which flavor of pizza you choose, this size pizza will come in at around $50-$55. That brings this entrée serving down to around $11 per person max. Sure, you could dine on just pizza, but sharing this larger size with your family means you’ll be able to sample other menu items like a fresh House Salad (serves 2 people for $9) or an appetizer like fried calamari!
Hopefully, these tips are helpful as you plan your shareable Disney dining meals. Splitting meals is one of the keys to controlling your vacation dining budget at Walt Disney World!