Disneyland has no shortage of delicious food anywhere in the resort, but some experiences can lighten your wallet a lot more than others. You can always leave to eat off property and save some money, but there are some great options inside the parks that are a lot more convenient and don't require you to go in and out of security again (which we all know is a huge pain). These are what I feel are the best cheap places to get a great meal inside the parks - and your wallet will thank you!
REFRESHMENT CORNER | Main Street, USA - Serving up classic hot dogs and pretzels, there's nothing super fancy but everything is tasty and filling.
THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE | Frontierland - Typical family favourites, like chicken tenders and chili, but no high prices. The sundaes are my personal favourite!
STAGE DOOR CAFE | Frontierland - Don't waste time waiting in line at the Little Red Wagon on Main Street for a hand-dipped corn dog - you can get the exact same thing in Frontierland for less money and get fries and a drink, too! Plus funnel cakes!
RED ROSE TAVERNE | Fantasyland - There's usually a bit of a wait here, but the food is delicious and not your typical quick-service food. Kids will love the choices of dessert, too.
GALACTIC GRILL | Tomorrowland - Also known as the Tomorrowland Terrace, the Galactic Grill has simple tasty options that everyone in the family will love.
HUNGRY BEAR RESTAURANT | Critter Country - My favourite part of the Hungry Bear is that it's the only place in the park where you can get sweet potato fries! The options here are always unique and worth the extra trek to find.
Disney California Adventure
COZY CONE MOTEL | Cars Land - Nothing fancy here, but some simple cost-friendly options that will fill up even the hungriest guest.
FLO'S V8 CAFE | Cars Land - Down-home cooking from Mama Flo herself! If you want some great Americana food then this is the perfect pitstop for you and your family!
PACIFIC WHARF CAFE | Pacific Wharf - Delicious bread bowl soups abound here and, unlike other places around Disneyland, the bread bowls here are the freshest and best!
COCINA CUCAMONGA MEXICAN GRILL | Pacific Wharf - If you like Mexican food, then this is a great inexpensive place to try. The portions aren't out of control, either, so you don't have to feel like you're wasting money on excess food. Plus this is the only place you'll find tamales!
SMOKEJUMPERS GRILL | Grizzly Peak - If you're in the mood for some specialty burgers, the Smokejumpers Grill is a great and cheap place to satisfy your cravings.