Did you know that you can eat cheaply at Disney water parks? This is valuable information because of the nature of these places.
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Think of it this way: nobody wants to leave the park in the middle of the fun, put on clothes, go to a restaurant and then come back to continue having fun.
For this reason, there are restaurant options within the water parks so that visitors can eat right there.
Check below for more information about these restaurants and how to save as much money as possible at them!
How to Eat Cheap at Typhoon Lagoon
There are in all 6 establishments serving food in the Typhoon Lagoon.
All of them are “counter service”.
That is: you go to the counter of the establishment, order your food and receive it to eat outside.
Some have some tables or chairs at the counters, but you are not served there, these objects are just to help when it's time to eat.
Check out the best dishes of each restaurant:
Leaning Palms is Typhoon Lagoon's most famous food establishment.
It is the largest and most visited.
Its menu is very complete, with a lot of variety of options. I recommend:
- 100% Beef Hot Dog ($$8.99);
- Cuban burger ($$13.49);
- Tropical Chicken Salad ($$10.99);
- Italian deli sandwich ($$9.99);
- pepperoni pizza ($$7.99).
As you can see, the range of options is wide: there's pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, healthy sandwiches and salads.
For dessert, they sell fruit salad ($3.99 USD), chocolate chip cookie ($3.29 USD) and chocolate cake ($4.29 USD).
Another good restaurant on Typhoon Lagoon.
One of the advantages of the Snack Shack is that it is a place to eat cheaply at Disney water parks and with quality.
The food here is really good and healthier than the Leaning Palms options. There's a lot of sandwiches, but not much fried food. Check out our favorite options:
- Chicken Quesadilla ($$7.99);
- Smoked Fish with Sauce ($$6.99);
- Tuna Sandwich ($$9.99);
- Shrimp Salad ($$11.99);
- Guacamole Flight ($$7.99).
For dessert, there are different options of machine ice cream and a chocolate cookie.
Low tide lou
As the name implies, this restaurant is only available when “the tide is out”. It's a cool theme park-themed joke, of course.
It has fewer options on the menu than Leaning Palms, but the food is pretty good.
There are two sandwiches on the menu (one Italian with cold cuts and the other with tuna), both with accompanying chips and costing $9.99 dollars. In addition to this option, there is a chicken wrap that costs $10.99 dollars.
For dessert, the restaurant serves popsicles, chocolate cake, ice cream and scratch cards.
Do you like fish and seafood? Then Typhoon Tilly is the place for you.
Most of the items on their menu are fish or similar. Look:
- Fried Fish Basket ($$10.99);
- Fish Sandwich ($$11.99);
- Fish Tacos ($$9.99);
- Shrimp Basket ($$10.49).
For dessert, there are fruit salad and chocolate or macadamia cookies.
Let's Go Slurping
Decorated like a hut on the beach, the restaurant does not serve lunch dishes, but alcoholic beverages.
There are several formats: from real drinks, to specialized drinks with ice or alcoholic slushies.
Happy Landings Ice Cream
Here only sells ice cream of all types and flavors.
Many are from machines, but there are also some popsicles, slushies and branded options, especially from Nestlé.
How to Eat Cheap at Blizzard Beach
The Blizzard beach it has more food options than Typhoon Lagoon.
As with the other water park, all options here are counter service. Check out:
It's a mobile bar, selling alcoholic beverage options only. It has the main American beers, in addition to its own special drinks.
Lottawatta Lodge is not really an option for those looking for cheap eats at Disney water parks.
It has some good food options (they are all very tasty), but the price is a little high.
The cheapest are the tuna sandwich ($9.99 USD) and the roasted chicken rice bowl ($9.99 USD).
The house dish is the Blizzard Burguer, which is served with smoked ham jam, cheddar cheese and rustic fries (costs $13.39 dollars).
The great differential of the place is that it is one of the few establishments in Disney with a section of the menu with only vegetarian or vegan options.
Dessert options are lemon pie, popsicle, cookie and milkshakes.
The highlight of Avalunch's menu is its hot dogs.
They all have about 120 grams of 100% beef and different side dishes. There's a version with macaroni and cheese and bacon, another with chili and fried cheese, and sauerkraut and nachos.
It serves some snacks and snacks. It has tuna sandwiches and chicken wraps, as well as pretzels, popcorn, fruit salads, cheese snacks…
Serves a few different snacks. There are two “edible” options: nachos with barbequed beef brisket and processed cheese with beer, as well as an ice cream cone.
It is the “ice cream spot” at Blizzard Beach. There are many options, from sundaes, to machine ice cream, popsicles and cones.
As the name implies, it only sells mini donuts. There are two options: half a dozen or a whole dozen, with separate sauces and toppings.
To drink, it sells coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea and lemonade.
This is another establishment that sells only alcoholic beverages.
The menu consists of special drinks made by the house, canned beers or wines.
Another kiosk that sells snack options. The variety is great, at least.
Top picks are the Topped Potato Barrels ($$7.99) and Louie Salad with Shrimp ($$11.49).
A nice detail is that they sell one of those famous Orlando giant turkey legs. It costs $12.49 dollars, with apple barbecue sauce and dijon mustard.
Tips for Eating Cheaply at Disney Water Parks
There is an interesting tip to save a lot with your meals at Disney water parks (especially if you intend to spend the whole day there): mugs of soda refill.
Several of the establishments mentioned above sell these mugs.
With them, you can get soda refills all day long in the parks.
These mugs cost $$11.99 and you can take them home as a souvenir at the end of the day.
The cool thing is that they can supply your entire group, saving you money during the day.
For example, imagine you travel in a group of 4 people.
If each one takes a glass of water ($3.50 dollars) at lunch, for example, they would pay $14 dollars and would already be ?losing money?.
Of course, not everyone likes soda or can handle soda all day.
But it is a good option for those who want to save on food.
So, did you like our options for cheap food at Disney water parks?
Now you can't complain about the price of food on this trip anymore, huh?
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