Reader Challenge: EPCOT Dining on $40 in a Day

Epcot Dining #2

Today’s article is a reader challenge which I picked up on listening to the Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast earlier this week.  Episode 34 of their podcast had them go around EPCOT and eat for less for $40.  I assume they took inspiration for this idea from Rachael Ray’s show “$40 A Day.” This brings both “value hunting” and “debate” which have been the themes for this week at Dad For Disney.

I thought this was a great idea for a blog article and EPCOT is great place for this challenge.  There are lots of places to get something to eat.  A wide variety of foods are present because all the different countries represented in the World Showcase.  I can’t see two people giving the same answer because of this variety.

Epcot Dining #1

Here are the ground rules:

  • Guests must choose 1 table service meal, 1 quick service meal, and 1 snack
  • Tax does not need to be included in the price of any of the meals
  • A 18% gratuity must be included in the price of your table service meal.
  • Beer is not a snack (Sorry, Tiki Guys)

For example, here’s what I chose for my meals:

  • Build Your Own Pizza with Prosciutto at Via Napoli with water ($17 + 3.50 for the topping = $20.50 + $3.69 tip = $24.19)
  • Fish and Chips at Yorkshire County Fish Shop with a bottle of water ($8.99 + $2.50 = $11.49)
  • Single Scoop of Coconut White Chocolate Ice Cream at L’Artisan des Glace ($3.99)
  • My total = $39.67

To help you with your eating quest, you can find up-to-date menus at

I can’t wait to hear what your eating plans would be.  There should be a lot of yummy selections.  I know there are a lot of things that I left off to fit my $40 budget.

Epcot Dining #3

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