New Disney Warning Asks Guests To Leave Park To Eat in 2024

in Disney Parks, Disneyland Paris

Walt Disney Studios Park entrance

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One of the best things about visiting any Disney park is getting to enjoy the food. Now, millions of guests will no longer be able to do that at one Disney park after their new and recent notice.

A family finding a hidden Remy statue during the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival
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It’s no secret that traveling to Walt Disney World is costly. That is because when it comes to spending money at Disney, it is the easiest thing any guest can do. Take Walt Disney World Resort, for example. Do you want to purchase tickets when you visit? Will you be going to Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT? Will you be eating at Disney Springs? Will you be getting a snack at Magic Kingdom, like a churro? Will you enter World of Disney or the Emporium on Main Street, U.S.A.? It is honestly so easy to spend money at Disney — it’s impossible not to.

Over the years, The Walt Disney Company has really ramped up its theme park division, creating new and exciting rides and attractions for guests to enjoy. From Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida to Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure in California, there’s no end in sight to all of the incredible and magical experiences that await guests at every Disney park.

This is true for international theme parks as well, like Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disneyland. Because of this, we’ve seen interest in a Disney vacation spike, with guests eager to experience all of the new things to do at Disney.

The Walt Disney Company is no stranger to controversy, with CEO Bob Iger managing multiple issues as of late. However, despite all of the exciting things to do and see at Disney, these theme parks have faced low attendance numbers over the last few months.

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Another issue that we have seen is the overall price increases. At Walt Disney World, Annual Pass prices have gone up, as well as Memory Maker. At Disneyland, daily tickets, Magic Key Passes, and Disney Genie+ have also seen price increases. Overall, at every Disney park, we have seen and continue to see the price of food and drinks creep up to a point where it may not be financially viable for some guests to afford a $15.00 snack or a $18.00 drink with barely any alcohol.

At Walt Disney World, for example, the price of beer has gone up over the past year. We have also seen popcorn increase in cost, as well as Mickey Pretzels. There are tons of offerings in Disney World that you can enjoy, from table service to quick service. At Disney Springs, we have seen prices at Boathouse, STK Steakhouse, House Of Blues, and more cost increases.

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Even if you can afford the high price tag of restaurants like ‘Ohana, Chef Mickey’s, Cinderella’s Royal Table, California Grill, and more are nearly impossible to snag Disney Dining Reservations, making dining at Disney even more complex.

Now, things are changing for the worse regarding eating at Disney at one Disney park.

Disneyland Paris has been making a ton of changes as of late, as they have been facing many controversies from guest stories and accusations, as well as experiencing high crowd levels.

Disneyland Paris has even asked guests to leave the theme parks from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in order to avoid the higher crowd levels we previously noted. This has been an issue for many, as that means they would have to miss Disney Dreams!, the firework show, as well as multiple hours in the parks without discount.

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We have also seen guests post that their Disney hotel rooms had mold found inside, as well as tons of leftover trash from previous guests (and a lack of room cleaning by cast members turning over the room). On top of that, bed bugs are currently infesting Paris, and some Disney guests have reported that they have been bitten.

Disneyland Paris is also shutting down multiple attractions next month, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Hyperspace Mountain.

Today, we shared that Walt Disney Studios Park, the second Disneyland Paris theme park that is currently undergoing heavy construction with the Frozen-land addition, will soon have more construction added, shutting down Studio 1 entirely.

As we reported, “The park’s big transformation kicked off in 2018. In February of that year, Bob Iger announced that Walt Disney Studios Park would receive €2 billion ($2.12 billion) in enhancements. The first of these upgrades debuted in 2022 in the form of Avengers Campus, home to a brand-new attraction – Spider-Man W.E.B. Adventure – and a rethemed Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, now known as Avengers Assemble: Flight Force.” But, this closure may be the largest inconvenience yet.

The front entrance to Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris
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For those who do not know, Studio 1 will be shut down from April 2024 to spring 2025. This means that for a year, the entrance to the theme park, which is already quite small in size and offerings, will be shut down.

When guests enter Walt Disney Studios Park, they must enter Studio 1. This is a giant studio space that has restaurants like the Brown Derby as well as a majority of the gift shops within the theme parks. The location is super convenient for guests looking to eat or purchase merchandise, and also is the one of the most unique aspects within the park.

It truly allows guests to feel like they are on a sound stage, which is something no other Disney park around the world does on this level. Shutting it down means that Disneyland Paris is basically eliminating the most creative and intriguing part of their park, and the first initial wow factor of Walt Disney Studios Park.

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Now, it has been confirmed that due to this closure, Disneyland Paris is asking guests to leave the theme park to go and eat. DLP Welcome (@DLPWelcome) said, “With the closure of Studio 1 from April 2024 until spring 2025, Disney advises eating outside the Walt Disney Studios Park, for smaller budgets, especially during periods of high attendance due to the lack of offer fast food. This is no joke!”

Walt Disney Studios Park does offer some good food locations, such as the popular Bistrot Chez Rémy, however, it does not have a plethora of options, and their table service locations tend to rarely have reservations open. The majority of quick service locations are located in Studio 1, and now that the building will be shut down, so will a large chunk of the affordable dining options.

Now, Disney guests will have to either park hop to Disneyland Paris, eat at Disney Village, or go to a Disney resort for food. Since Disneyland Paris requires guests to take the RER train to visit if they are not on-property, there are not many other options that do not involve transit when it comes to finding food.

Do you think that Disneyland Paris should lower ticket costs for Walt Disney Studios Park due to the amount of closures next year?

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