Something happened under-the-radar last night while all of us were sleeping!
But luckily for YOU, our Mickey senses were tingling this morning when we woke up (they’re especially sensitive when it comes to price increases!). And you know those already pricey character meals at Disney World? Well, they just got EVEN MORE EXPENSIVE!
While we’re big fans of dining with some of our favorite Disney characters instead of spending valuable park time waiting in lines to meet them, we know these character meals don’t come cheap. And if your on a tight Disney World budget (who isn’t?), a price hike (even a small one) might be enough to knock a character meal off your vacation agenda!
That’s why when we noticed this morning several of the character meals had just raised their prices on the down-low, we just HAD to tell ya! Note that this is actually not all that uncommon for these meals to increase in price each year, but we still want you to be in the know that it happened! So far, here’s the list of character meals we’ve seen affected by these price increases!
- 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
- Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast Disney’s BoardWalk Inn’s Trattoria al Forno
- Hollywood & Vine at Hollywood Studios
- Garden Grill at Epcot
- Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom
- Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Cape May Cafe at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Storybook Dining at Artist’s Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Akershus Royal Banquet at Epcot
- Tusker House at Animal Kingdom
- ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Adult prices for character meals at the locations listed above (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner) have all gone up $1. That may not seem like much, but the real kicker is the new kids’ character meals cost. You see, they’ve all increased by $3-$4 across the board. Considering you could be traveling with 2, 3, 4 or even more kiddos, this small price increase could majorly impact your bottom line.
If you’re on the Disney Dining Plan, you might think you’re immune to this recent price hike, but keep in mind you’ll still have to pay gratuity, which will be higher now that the prices have gone up! Granted, it’s not a HUGE increase, but still noteworthy!
If you’ll recall, we saw several popular Disney parks foods and beverages receive big price increases this fall — along with inflation on our beloved Minnie Ears! And sadly, some of our favorite off-the-menu items weren’t spared from price hikes EITHER! Our beloved secret menu $5 Noods at Tambu Lounge are now $9 Noods and the ‘Ohana Bread Pudding now costs a whopping $12!
We will continue to sniff out more sneaky Disney price increases, but, for now, you should probably be prepared to shell out a few more dollars for certain items and experiences on your next trip to Disney World! Stay the most up-to-date with our coverage from the Disney parks by subscribing to our newsletter!
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Why do you think Disney World keeps increasing its prices? Let us know your thoughts and if this will impact your vacation planning in the comments below!