Guest Outraged as Iconic Snack Suffers From Portion Cuts

in Disneyland Resort, Food

MIckey beignets

Credit: Disney Parks Blog

A few months ago, Disney announced they would be “reducing portions” at Disney Parks restaurants and that it “would be good for Guests’ waistlines.”

This allegedly came as a financial decision in order to cut costs, but ever since, Guests have voiced several complaints about the quality of the food at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Recently, one Disneyland Guest ordered a pack of iconic beignets and was outraged by what he received.

mickey beignets disneyland
Credit: Inside the Magic

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Redditor u/Effective_Mud_5565 posted an indignant photo of a thin and completely hollowed beignet, adding that Disney wasn’t kidding when they said they were cutting portions.

Hollowed beignet Disneyland
Credit: Reddit user u/Effective_Mud_5565

Related: Disney Guest Frustrated With $17 Meal, Portion Sizes Become Outrageous.

Redditor u/lostand1 commented that being from Louisiana, she could confirm that traditional beignets can sometimes be hollowed but not have a hole as big as this.

From southeast Louisiana here. Grew up eating beignets my whole life, and my mawmaw cooking them in the kitchen. Cafe du monde has some of the most dense beignets I’ve ever had. Most down here are fluffier and have holes in them. Granted they’re usually not one big hole like this lol but it’s not uncommon to have some like this in a batch.

MIckey beignets
Credit: Disney Parks Blog

While it may be true that traditional beignets are not as dense as Disney’s offering, Guests visiting the Parks are already used to enjoying Disney’s fuller version of beignets. It was not explained if the whole pack of beignets received by this Guest was as hollow as the one pictured. Still, if that were the case and Disney suddenly decided to adopt a more traditional recipe for this beloved treat, Guests would not be too happy with the decision.

New Orleans Style Beignets
Credit: Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

Related: Disney Restaurant Increases Prices While Significantly Reducing Food Portions

Some Redditors added that not all beignets are created equal, as different locations use different mixes to prepare the iconic sweet treat. Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen at Downtown Disney came out as a favorite among these comments, as many mention this location serves the best beignets on property, making it worth the price difference.

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen at Downtown Disney
Credit: Disney

According to a Disney manager, the changes in food quality are being caused by issues affecting the Parks’ supply chains and not because of Disney cutting costs.

At Disneyland, there is so much for Guests to enjoy! Now that the mask mandate has dropped for fully vaccinated Guests, Guests can enter buildings without a face covering if they so choose. Walking up to Sleeping Beauty Castle is always a dream, especially when you get to go inside and relive the story of Aurora and Maleficent. Riding classics like “it’s a small world,” Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Splash Mountain, and more will have you feeling the magic and craving a churro! Toontown is currently gearing up for a massive change which will be revealed in 2023 with the reopening of the land and the debut of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Plus, now at Disneyland, Guests can enjoy Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk or green milk and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run.

New Orleans Square
Credit: Disney

Have you noticed food and snack portion sizes getting smaller in your recent visits to Disneyland Resort? Let us know in the comments below!

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