10 California Adventure Meals for $10

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10 California Adventure Meals for $10, it’s like Genie himself showed up with a magic lamp at the Hyperion again. Eating at California Adventure is a treat in itself, but we know you don’t want to spend tons of hard-earned cash on dining in the parks.

10 California Adventure Meals for $10, what to eat at the Disneyland Resort from The Happiest Blog on Earth.
10 California Adventure Meals for $10, what to eat at the Disneyland Resort from The Happiest Blog on Earth.

I love California Adventure (read more on why here). Any time I can manage to fit in an extra trip, I’m good to go. Food can be a huge chunk of your Disneyland Resort spending, so today we’re talking 10 California Adventure meals for right around $10 so you can eat, play and have a magical trip even on a budget. Plus, don’t forget to check out our companion post, 10 Disneyland Meals for $10.

10 California Adventure Meals for $10: Award Wieners

Hot Dogs at Disneyland Resort

You’ll find this winner in Hollywood Land with a shaded seating area nearby.  From chili cheese dogs to BBQ hot links and Italian sausages, everything on the menu here is priced at about $10 or less. You can also find hot dogs near Toy Story Midway Mania.

Note that the kid meal comes with a turkey dog and my kids were not fans. While it’s still a hot dog, we stick to the all beef ones at home and my littles could taste the difference.

10 California Adventure Meals for $10: Fiddler, Fifer & Practical

Fiddler, Fifer & Practical where to eat at California Adventure for about $10. Photo credit: HarshLight via Foter.com / CC BY
Fiddler, Fifer & Practical where to eat at California Adventure for about $10. Photo credit: HarshLight via Foter.com / CC BY

Where is this place? You probably walked right past it on Buena Vista Street as you entered the park. Head back for some shopping and stop to eat a roast beef and cheddar sandwich or a turkey and swiss sandwich for just about $10. They also have breakfast wraps and sandwiches, more on Disneyland Resort breakfasts here.

10 California Adventure Meals for $10: Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta

For about $10, you can get a slice of pizza and any of their pasta offerings at Paradise Gardens Park. Or go in as a group and grab a whole pizza for about $40 (oh my goodness, did I just say one pizza is $40? eek!). A variety of salads are also on the menu for less than $10.

10 California Adventure Meals for $10: Corn Dog Castle

 

Photo courtesy Disneyland Resort
Photo courtesy Disneyland Resort

Also located at Paradise Gardens Park, it’s the famed Disneyland corn dogs you can chow down on at California Adventure. It’s under $10 and comes with a bag of chips or sliced apples. You can also order your corn dog a la carte.

10 California Adventure Meals for $10: Cozy Cone Motel

Grab a quick bite to eat at the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land for under $10.

Need a quick place to rest? Each of the Cozy Cone’s offer a different snack option and while I completely consider churros, popcorn and pretzel bites with cheese sauce a good dinner, you should consider grabbing Chili Con Queso for your under $10 meal. The beef chili is served in a bread cone and topped with cheese and corn chips to warm you up during a crisp evening in Cars Land.

10 California Adventure Meals for $10: Flo’s V8 Cafe

 

Photo courtesy Disneyland Resort
Photo courtesy Disneyland Resort

Get your engines running right over to Flo’s. A perfect place to rest and enjoy the scenery in Cars Land; you can get anything from their menu for around $10 including the classic roast beef and cheddar with a side of coleslaw. I’ve also tried their citrus turkey salad and found the portion to be plenty big. Need more healthy ideas for Disneyland dining? Don’t miss our Healthy Disneyland Dining Guide.

10 California Adventure Meals for $10: Cocina Cucamonga

10 California Adventure Meals for $10, Disneyland budget tips from The Happiest Blog on Earth. Photo credit Disneyland Resort.
10 California Adventure Meals for $10, Disneyland budget tips from The Happiest Blog on Earth. Photo credit Disneyland Resort.

This one is really pushing the $10 limit. For a couple more bucks you can get a really delicious meal that’s not your typical theme park food, which is why I decided to include it anyway. Soft tacos Monterrey with either beef or chicken. Enjoy your food a the water front local of Pacific Wharf.

10 California Adventure Meals for $10: Pacific Wharf Cafe

Photo courtesy Disneyland Resort
Photo courtesy Disneyland Resort

I would go to California Adventure right now just for some broccoli and cheese soup in a sourdough bread bowl. Mmmm. Three different soup varieties to choose from, plus a turkey pesto club and salads all for about $10. Plus, you can’t beat the setting overlooking the water and Mickey’s Fun Wheel.

10 California Adventure Meals for $10: Paradise Garden Grill

Photo courtesy Disneyland Resort
Photo courtesy Disneyland Resort

Another Paradise Gardens Park Favorite, with a menu on the lighter side of things. Choose from grilled chicken or steak skewers, grilled tofu and veggies, greek salad and more. Priced a little higher at about $12 per entrée.

10 California Adventure Meals for $10: Smokejumpers Grill

Photo courtesy Disneyland Resort
Photo courtesy Disneyland Resort

Relax in this often uncrowded area of Grizzly Peak, here you’ll find the classics like burgers and nuggets, salads and sandwiches that average about $12 per plate served with fries and/or coleslaw.

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Now that we’ve covered 10 California Adventure meals for $10, I am ready to go raid the fridge, what about you?!

14 thoughts on “10 California Adventure Meals for $10

  • Ty

    Couldn’t quite make it to 10 under $10 could ya. 8 under $10 just doesn’t have the ring to it (though it’s much more accurate and isn’t misleading).

    • Couldn’t quite read the article could ya? 😉 There are 10 places listed and more than one meal suggestion at each, totaling about 20 suggestions for about $10 each. Thanks for keeping me on my toes Ty!

        • Ashley Russell

          Ty, I’m not sure if you are aware how you are coming off, but it’s not pleasant or helpful. You kind of just seem like you are having a bad day and nit picking. Also, you may want to proofread your own comments if you are going to offer suggestions on writing. 😉

          • Ty

            Just giving you some tips. Didn’t realize I was writing for The Times. Just good to give readers what they are expecting when they click on a headline. No reason to become defensive.

  • Christina

    The sour dough bread bowl, but with clam chowder is my favorite for sure! But I haven’t actually had any of the other things except the corn dogs. My husband would say the corn dogs are his favorite. Every time we go I THINK about trying some of the other food, but some how my taste buds always pull me to the clam chowder ???? I guess the Lobster Nachos at Cove Bar are over $10 huh? Because that would be my second choice. And you can get them with chicken if you don’t like lobster. I love all seafood but my husband isn’t fan, so a couple years ago we tried it with chicken and it was just as tasty and plenty to share! Mmmm…yeah I’m ready to go back again! ????

  • We love Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta! Definitely a great deal and very filling. Thanks for sharing the other places. We’ll have to try them out the next time we go!

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