WDW Food and Beverages Increase January 2022

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No heart for that! But thanks for sharing.

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Really? The dolewhips needed to be increased by a full dollar? :roll_eyes: Nice one, D’amaro.

Has anything been introduced in the past year that has been an actual benefit to the guest? I’m honestly struggling to think of something, but I’m trying.

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Just the opportunity to spend even more money. And I guess Ratatouille.

No, Ratatouille doesn’t count. That was announced before Covid. The same could be said for the Star Was hotel.

I mean something, ANYTHING, that actually is of value to the guest. I’m thinking of something along the lines of that Express Shuttle Bus that was shortlived in 2017.

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Yeah I can’t think of anything. Even the “extra hours perk” isn’t so much a perk as it is a poor replacement for a previous product that is now available to even less guests.

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They told us they were going to do that. Charge more and give you less. It’s good for our waistlines :roll_eyes::roll_eyes:

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In isolation, the food price increase doesn’t bother me so much. With rising costs and supply issues, it seems inevitable.

Trouble is…this is not a change being done in isolation. It is coming on top of all the other negative changes and increases.

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Agreed.

the problem is these increases are obviously independent of the supply issue though.

  • Popcorn – increased from $4.99 to $5.50

  • Popcorn Bucket – increased from $11.29 to $13.00

  • Popcorn Bucket Refill – increased from $1.89 to $2.25

In no reality beyond “we wants yer monies” is popcorn going up from the already insane cost of $5 for 2 cups (I’m guessing that’s how much the thing holds). It was already like a 5000% profit.

i’m frankly shocked that the pretzels avoided an increase this round.

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Shhhhh they are listening…

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Oh i don’t care… i stopped buying the pretzels except on rare occasions. And even then, it’s just the specialty ones.

Increase it again and even that’ll stop. I love the pretzels, but I don’t love’m that much. Same for teh mickey ice creams. I haven’t bought one without a Dining Plan since 2018.

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The pretzels are listening??

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Oh, looks like WDWNT just didn’t detail all of it:

Fuck off, Disney.

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They do have ears :smirk:
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These prices are beyond a joke. I dread to think what we’re going to spend on food in 2 weeks.

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I’m actually going to say you’re going to spend less than you normally would.

Because before you might spring for a pretzel, a dolewhip, and an icecream…but now… just a dolewhip and leave the other two behind.

You end up saving money! It’s a LOSE to WIN!!! …

(that’s the saying, right?)

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We usually get free dining, that’s the UK offer. And we are big eaters. The heat doesn’t put us off our food at all.

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oh right.

well…
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We save money by not using the DDP simply b/c we do less TS when we are paying ‘out of pocket’ and we buy less snacks b/c we aren’t hungry. All in all we spend less w/o DDP

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