We hope you’re sitting down because it’s with heavy hearts and shaking hands that we type out these SAD words…
The much-beloved $5 Noodles from Tambu Lounge are NO MORE. Haven’t got a clue what we’re talkin’ about? Gather near to us DFB fam, and we will tell you a tale of the golden, glistening Teriyaki Noodles for $5… that WERE NEVER MEANT TO BE!
Our story begins at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. You may recall this Disney World resort which is best known for its relaxing South Seas vibes and tropical undertones. What are we saying? The Poly’s an over-the-top tropical PARADISE! This place screams island oasis, you know, in a soothing sorta way!
Walking through the Polynesian’s doors today, we were immediately welcomed with the floral scent of tropical orchids and the dulcet tones of Hawaiian music strumming. AHHHH! HEAVEN!
As if on auto-pilot, our bodies made their way to Tambu Lounge where we ponied up to the bar. Once we had the friendly bartender’s attention we inquired about our beloved secret menu $5 Teriyaki Noodles (the exact same ones served at the more expensive ‘Ohana dinner service) — and we were SHOCKED at what we learned!
Don’t worry! You can still order the Teriyaki Noodles and other secret ‘Ohana menu items at Tambu Lounge, but once you hear the price tag — you may be less inclined…
Brace yourself for this… HERE IT COMES! The $5 Noodles are now $9!!! Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, does it? That’s what we thought, too! And while $5 Noods sounded like an awesome deal (well worth a tasting size portion of ‘Ohana’s delightful noodles!), 9 bucks for a tiny bowl IS a hefty price increase! And$9 feels like a lot for the portion size (to us at least).
But the blows kept comin’! While earlier we were able to get ‘Ohana’s signature dessert, Bread Pudding, for $6 (as recently as February of last year) the cost has also gone up! The ‘Ohana Bread Pudding now costs $12 — a 100 percent price increase!
We were reeling after hearing the news. And while there’s no actual, physical menu we can show you since these are SECRET MENU items, a Cast Member has confirmed these changes. 🙁
We think we’d rather just shell out the $60 and take the Twilight Feast of ‘Ohana eats in our rooms instead! We’ll keep an eye on this situation as it develops, but for now, calm your nerves by subscribing to our DFB newsletter where we’ll tell you about happier times!
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Have you ever ordered the ‘Ohana secret menu items at Tambu Lounge? Are you just as shocked as we are by these price increases? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!