Disney Dining Location Receives Backlash as Guest Is Outraged With $12 Meal

in Food, Walt Disney World

spaghetti and meatballs (left) pop century dining (right)

We recently reported on Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom receiving some backlash due to portion sizes versus the price of the meal. Another dining location in Walt Disney World is being talked about amongst fans for a similar situation.

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A Walt Disney World Guest recently posted a photo to Reddit of their meal from the quick-service location at Disney’s Pop Century. The Guest ordered the penne pasta and meatballs meal. The dinner was served in a bowl, along with a breadstick, and cost $12. However, the meal lacked tomato sauce, and the Guest was not happy with how their meal was presented.

The following photo was posted to Reddit with the caption, “This was $12. They don’t believe in the sauce.”

This was $12. They don’t believe in sauce apparently.
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Other Disney fans do not hesitate to comment on the photo, most in agreement with the original poster. One user said:

I’ve had microwave meals that look better.

And another user chimed in, writing:

Wow I would NOT pay $12 for that

Someone else simply commented:

That looks horrible.

And lastly, one user brought up a theme park competitor, writing:

Ok, this is legit Six Flags material. Disney, do you need to talk to someone? Is something wrong? We’re all friends here, your safe, you can tell us. We won’t judge.

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Others chimed in, telling the Disney World Guest that they should have just asked the Cast Member at the location if they wanted more sauce.

Since its original publication, Disney has reached out to Inside the Magic to provide a photo of what the pasta dish at Pop Century is supposed to look like, which you can see below.

pasta dish pop century

If you are ever upset or unsatisfied with a meal at Walt Disney World, tell a nearby Cast Member. Disney is also striving to ensure their Guests have a magical time and will be able to make the necessary adjustments moving forward.

Have you ever eaten at the quick-service location at Disney’s Pop Century? Do you enjoy the food? Let us know in the comments below.

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