Disney World Puts Guests at Risk, Sells Expired Product

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A little boy gazes into a case full of desserts.

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Walt Disney World Resort boasts thousands of delicious food and beverage offerings; trying them all on your vacation is impossible! Some prepackaged edible souvenirs are available to take home with you so that you can get your Disney Parks fix when your trip ends.

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We often assume Walt Disney World Resort is the safest place in the world and wouldn’t think twice about eating anything freshly served there. But recent bouts of near-deadly food poisoning have left some Guests questioning Disney Park food quality standards.

Mickey Mouse Coffee Maker
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According to a new report this week, pre-packaged Walt Disney World foods are also risky. Reddit user u/atschinkel shared that they purchased a bag of “Mickey’s Really Swell Coffee” from a gift shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort on Saturday, February 4, only to find that it had a “Best By” date of 11/29/22.

“I’m sure the coffee is fine but I do think they should be a bit more diligent about selling expired goods on shelves,” the Guest said. “I definitely wouldn’t have purchased coffee that isn’t super fresh if I’d done my due diligence.”

Two Mickey Mouse shaped waffles on a plate with strawberries and orange slices.
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Commenters advised the Guest to contact Walt Disney World Resort’s Guest Services team, which will often do anything to ensure Guests have a magical experience.

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While Best By dates aren’t always the same as expiration dates, most stores will throw out a product past its freshness date. If you notice an expired product on the shelves at Walt Disney World Resort, notify a Disney Cast Member.

Have you ever accidentally purchased something expired at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney Springs? 

Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks Guest experience. No two Guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Park operations.

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