What is the cheapest place for a large family to eat at in the Magic Kingdom in December?
Casey’s Corner on the right
The Plaza Restaurant on the left
Photo by Scott Endersby
Dad’s and the winner is Answer
The cheapest place for a large family, or any family, to eat in the Magic Kingdom in December or any other time is …
Now that sounds like a easy question, but (there’s always a but) the answer really isn’t that simple. It depends if you are talking about a Table Service meal or a Quick Service meal. If you are talking about a place where you’ll be able to sit down, or if you are OK with eating on the go. There are lots of variables involved.
Let’s start with Table Service Restaurants because there are only a few to choose from and it’s pretty easy to choose the cheapest. We can start by ruling out Cinderella’s Royal Table. It’s one of the most expensive restaurants at Disney World and it is probably already booked.
The Crystal Palace and Libert Tree Tavern both have a fixed price. They are both more the $30 for an adult (but well worth the price). They do have some availability for tables, but are just a bit pricey.
The cheapest priced “Table Service” restaurant in the Magic Kingdom (and maybe the cheapest priced at WDW) is the Plaza Restaurant which features sandwiches. You can usually find a table at Plaza Restaurant even without an Advanced Dining Reservation.
Now, let’s step over to the Quick Service Restaurants. I think I’ll just cut to the chase. The cheapest Quick Service meal in the Magic Kingdom is at Casey’s Corner. A hot dog and fries for just $7 is pretty cheap. Really, all of the Quick Service Restaurants are reasonable. For around $10 each you can get a pretty descent meal (now that they’ve started using white buns again).
The amazing thing is these two restaurants are across Main Street from each other.
Of course, you can always just get everyone a turkey leg and call it a meal. Those things are huge. But that wouldn’t save you any money since they are almost $10 each.
Dad’s Bottom Line
There are lots of reasonable choices at the Magic Kingdom. It’s not the McDonalds dollar menu, but for a theme park the food is pretty good and fairly priced.