Guest Appalled After Discovering Disney Doubled Meal Price at Luxury Resort

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We have seen some price increases at Walt Disney World as of late, and now, it seems one Disney Resort has raised the cost of their kids meals by nearly double the amount.

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We recently covered how prices for multi-day tickets have gone up at Walt Disney World. We used a 4-day trip as the basis for our comparisons. Park Hopper Plus 4-day tickets used to range from $546.65 — $708.57 and are now $559.53 — $708.57. It appears that on average, multi-day tickets increased by around $20 or so. On top of that, hotel room rates continue to increase, and although currently suspended, Annual Passes in Disney World have gone up in cost, as well as the new Magic Key Pass in Disneyland. We have also seen food pricing go up while portions go down, as well as the rise of liquor. To add, the addition of Disney Genie+ is now a new financial opportunity for Disney, whereas before, FastPasses were free. 

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Recently, it seems one Guest made the discovery that the kids meals at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Grand Destino have sky-rocketed in cost. After staying at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, it seems that this Guest had a fantastic experience, but warned others that the cost of their kids meals can really add up. Online, the Guest reported:

For some reason, in the food court the kids meals were double what they are at other resorts and quick service at the park. It was $13 for the kids waffle meal, and the kids mac and cheese meal. The same exact meal as at the other locations. This adds up with multiple kids if you like the convenience of meals at the resort.

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The Kids’ Mickey-Shaped Waffles is being charged at $12.50 while the Kids Macaroni & Cheese is being sold at $13.00. We looked at Disney’s Grand Floridian’s Gasparilla Island Grill in comparison to El Mercado de Coronado and can see there is a big cost difference. The Kids Mickey Waffle meal sells for $7.29 and the Mac and Cheese is only $6.99. It seems that El Mercado de Coronado, however, kids do get a yogurt smoothie as an addition. Now, it is up to Guests to decide if that smoothie is worth nearly doubling the cost of the kids meal.

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There are a ton of places Guests can dine while staying at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort or the Gran Destino Tower including Cafe Rix, Maya Grill, Toledo, Siestas Cantina, Three Bridges Bar and Grill, Laguna Bar, Dahlia Louge, Rix Lounge, and the Barcelona Lounge.

More on Walt Disney World Resort

tarring Aerosmith on Sunset Boulevard. By the Chinese Theater, Guests prepare to ride Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. In Toy Story Land, Slinky Dog Dash always boasts a long line with others shooting their shot on Midway Mania or spinning their brains out on Alien Swirling Saucers. Of course, you have to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk, or green milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run!

If you want to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there is a ton to see and do! You can head over to Expedition Everest in Asia (when it is not under refurbishment) to visit the terrifying Yeti. Pandora will bring your Avatar dreams to life with Flight of Passage bringing Guests into the world of the Na’vi. DINOSAUR is still filled with giant dinos at every turn, and over at Kilimanjaro Safaris, you can take a ride on a real safari, and if you are lucky, a giraffe might even step in your way! A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King is now running, and the show is not one you should miss.

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At Magic Kingdom there is so much to see and do! Cinderella Castle is decked out for the 50th anniversary and now, Festival of Fantasy and Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire have returned. You can ride the three big mountains: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain, or calm things down on Peter Pan’s Flight. Rope drop the Park to get on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and then enjoy a mid-day snack with some Dole Whip. Be sure to meet Mickey Mouse and enjoy the firework show, Disney Enchantment!

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At the moment, EPCOT is now celebrating the International Flower and Garden Festival, and tons of construction is going on! Spaceship Earth now has the new Beacon of Magic lights illuminating the sphere and Future World is on the road to completion. Club Cool and the new Creations Shop is open to Guests as well as Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France Pavilion! Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will also debut this year! Plus, you can enjoy the stunning Harmonious show each evening!

World Showcase will soon also be joined by World Celebration, World Nature, and World Discovery. The construction on these three lands has been ongoing, and now, we are beginning to see certain aspects of the theme park taking shape.

What do you think about the current prices at Walt Disney World? 

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

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