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Dine in Downtown Disney.

by Jay
(Hamilton, Canada)


Hi Dad!


Great blog…thanks for all the great tips.


We just booked for 2 days in November and are staying at the “Disney” Holiday Inn. How expensive is it to dine in Downtown Disney? We are not driving so we’re limited with our options on where to eat.






T-Rex is one of the places to dine at Downtown Disney

Dine at Downtown Disney at T-Rex Photo by Peter E. Lee

Dad’s more expensive than it used to be Answer




Unfortunately, it’s more expensive to dine at Downtown Disney than it used to be. For years, there was a McDonalds at Downtown Disney. A couple of years ago, Disney replace McDonalds with Pollo Campero. Dad visited Pollo Campero earlier this year. It’s wasn’t the best experience I’ve ever had.


There are some less expensive options to dine in at Downtown Disney. Here’s a list of some fairly good and comparatively inexpensive options. (Under $10 per person)

  • Earl of Sandwich
  • Wolfgang Puck Express
  • Food Quest (inside Disney Quest)
  • Fresh A-Peel


There are several good family friendly sit down restaurants. ($15 to $20 per person)

  • T-rex
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Planet Hollywood


These are good alternatives to the restaurants in the parks.


Even with all of those choices, I wish Disney would bring back McDonalds. This health food kick that Disney is on is driving me nuts. Give me a choice but don’t force me by putting wheat buns on all the hamburgers and hot dogs (even at Casey’s Corner). I’m an adult and if I choose to eat white buns or if I like McDonalds that’s my choice. One of these days Disney’s going to go too far.


Yes, I know it’s healthier, but I don’t go on vacation to be healthy. Changing McDonalds for Pollo Campero may be healthier but it has to be losing someone a ton of money.

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Dad’s Bottom Line


Jay, enough of Dad’s editorializing … You’ll have plenty of reasonably priced restaurants to choose from to dine in at Downtown Disney. Some are even pretty good. Enjoy the trip.


inside the Sci Fi Dine In



the fire pit at 'Ohana



the disney world website for ADRs

advanced dining reservations


Disney Dining Plan

dining plan


Comments for

Nov 03, 2011 Don’t forget House of Blues.
by: Christina R. The House of Blues has been consistently pretty good both times we’ve gone. They have absolutely amazing burgers, a really great atmosphere if you’re into the laid back, Southern style, and the best part is you can go to and sometimes get a gift certificate for $25 or more for as little as $3 out of pocket. They run discounts all the time and the House of Blues at Downtown Disney is one of the restaurants that use the service. Nothing like cheap food as long as you know where to look.

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