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Price Increase on Walt Disney World Snacks, Pretzels, Alcohol, and Dole Whip

Price increases at Walt Disney World are a regular occurrence, and if you are going soon, you might be surprised at some of the latest price increases on snacks and food in general at the restaurants.

Recently Disney made some big price increases on Walt Disney World snacks at many quick service locations throughout property including Mickey Pretzels, Dole Whip, Churros, Re-fillable Mugs, Soda, and Alcoholic Drinks.

Price increases at Walt Disney World on snacks and food are normal, and Disney usually does an all-around snack price increase in October or the Winter, so we’re not surprised. This latest increase does come at a bad time however since guests and fans online have been bombarded with price increases to just about everything.

In this post, we are going to break down some of the latest price increases around Walt Disney World to food, snacks, and hundreds of other items.

Which Snacks Increased in Price?

We looked back at some old menus of quick service locations around Disney World, then looked at the updated prices on the Disney World website to make a comparison and see just how much the damage was.

Latest Price Increases for Food in Walt Disney World

What exactly went up in price? This is a list of some of the price increases in Disney World:

Snacks:

  • Popcorn: was $4.99, now $5.50
  • Popcorn Bucket: was $11.29, now $13.00
  • Popcorn Bucket Refill: was, $1.89, now $2.25
  • Churro served with Chocolate Dipper: was $6.19, now $6.39
  • Mickey Pretzel Served with Cheese Sauce: was $6.79, now $7.19
  • Mickey Ice Cream Bar/Other Ice Cream Bars: was $5.69, now $5.99
  • Pineapple DOLE Whip Cup: was $4.99, now $5.99
  • Pineapple Float: was $5.99, now $6.99
  • Pineapple Float with Tiki Sipper: was $10.99, now $11.99
  • Float with choice of Fountain Beverage: was $5.49, now $5.99
  • Chocolate-Chip Cookie: was $3.49, now $3.49
  • Oatmeal: was $3.99, now $4.99
  • Cookies ‘n Cream Sundae Cupcake: was $5.49, now $5.79
  • Brownie Bites: was $4.79, now $4.99
  • Cinnamon Roll: was $4.39, now $4.49
  • Danish Assortment: was $3.99, now $4.29
  • Coffee Cake: was $3.79, now $4.29
  • Croissant: was $3.49, now $3.79
  • Toasted Plain Bagel: was $3.49, now $3.79
  • Assorted Muffins: was $3.49, now $3.79
  • Almond Croissant: was $3.99, now $4.29
  • M&M’S® Milk Chocolate or Peanut: was $2.29, now $2.49
  • SKITTLES: $2.29 to $2.49
  • Snickers Original: was $2.29, now $2.49

Quick Service:

  • Most Quick Service Entrees: $1 increase
  • Bacon Macaroni & Cheese 1/4-lb All-Beef Hot Dog Served with Chips: was $11.49, now $11.99
  • Chili-Cheese-Corn Chip 1/4-lb All-Beef Hot Dog Served with Chips: was $11.49, now $11.99
  • All-Beef Hot Dog Served with Chips: was $8.99, now $9.49

Drinks:

  • Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite 20oz. bottles: increased to $5.00 at some carts, $4.69 at resorts
  • Hot Beverages Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee™ Regular: was $3.29, now $3.49
  • Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee™ Decaf: was $3.29, now $3.49
  • Hot Cocoa: was $3.29, now $3.49
  • Twinings London® Hot Tea: was $3.29, now $3.49
  • Specialty Coffee French Vanilla Iced Coffee: was $4.79, now $5.49
  • Mocha Iced Coffee: was $4.79, now $5.49
  • Margaritas: $1 increase on most margaritas
  • Martinis: $1-$2 increase on most martinis

We checked out menus from other parks outside the Magic Kingdom and the resort hotels, and some menus reflected these changes, with some not having updated the new price changes totally.  We expect that to be fixed shortly.

Alcoholic drink prices increases looked to be across property with drinks like margaritas, martinis, beer, hard root beer floats, and the like going up between $1-2 per drink.

Jedi Mind Trick Oga's Cantina

For example, over at Oga’s Cantina in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, prices for all alcoholic drinks across the board went up including:

  • Fuzzy Tauntaun: was $16, now $17
  • Dagobah Slug Slinger: was $16, now $17
  • The Outer Rim: was $17, now $18
  • Bespin Fizz: was $18, now $19
  • Yub Nub: was $45, now $46
  • Jet Juice: was $15, now $16
  • Rodian Ration: was $13.50, now $14.50
  • Bloody Rancor: was $18, now $19
Oga's Cantina Menu

Over at 50’s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it was similar with the prices increasing on appetizers, entrees, and alcoholic drinks:

  • Beer-battered Onion Rings with Horseradish Sauce: was $10, now $12
  • Cousin Amy’s Iceberg Lettuce Wedge: was $9, now $11
  • Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken: was $24, now $25
  • A Sampling of Mom’s Favorite Recipes: was $26, now $27
  • Cousin Megan’s Traditional Meatloaf: was $21, now $22
  • Mom’s Old-fashioned Pot Roast: was $24, now $25
  • Caesar Salad with Salmon: was $18, now $19
  • Magical Star Cocktail: was $15, now $17
  • Grandma’s Picnic Punch: was $15, now $16
50's Prime Time Menu

It’s not only in the theme parks, but even the restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels have seen increases, both in the quick service and table service restaurants.

For example, here are some of the increases at Oliva’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Resort:

  • Homemade Soup of the Day: was $8.00, now $9.00
  • Southernmost Buttermilk Fried Chicken: was $22.00, now $24.00
  • Cay Hueso Shrimp Pasta: was $24.00, now $26.00
  • Turtle Krawl: was $13.00, now $14.00
  • Olivia’s Strawberry Lemonade: was $15.00, now $16.00
  • Slappy Joe’s Bourbon Berry Lemonade: was $14.00, now $15.00
Fried Chicken at Olivia's Cafe

What do the Latest Price Increases Mean?

Yes, it’s true that this is a seasonal price increase, and there were mixed results across the board. Some things got hit a lot harder than others. For example, alcohol got hit the hardest with a 7-10% increase on most mixed drinks.

$1-$2 on drinks that were already overpriced is a bit much.

I can’t imagine what people would do if Disney World ever got rid of the free ice water in a cup at quick service locations, people would riot.

I understand the company’s pressure to perform for stockholders and investors, but with price increases across Walt Disney World, a super expensive Star Wars Hotel, Genie+ and Lightning Lanes, increase to merchandise prices, park tickets, parking, and annual passes, things are getting out of hand.

Latest Price Increases for Food in Walt Disney World 2

Also, not having the Disney Dining Plan is a big source of complaint from guests since they at least get peace of mind and don’t have to worry as much about high snack costs. When will the Disney Dining Plan return? It should be sometime in 2022, but that’s anyone’s guess at this point.

This price increase isn’t going to make a huge difference in the short term as raising the prices $1 or so on various snack items isn’t going to stop the family of four who is already dropping thousands on their vacation. If you want a Mickey Pretzel, the fact that it went up a few cents isn’t going to stop you.

However Disney can afford to raise the prices right now because the people are coming through the turnstiles, but they need to tread carefully here, as they could find themselves with a drop in attendance numbers if it continues too much.

Mickey Pretzel Disney World

Already in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World they haven’t been seeing the giant crowds they were expecting for the 50th Anniversary, (due to a number of reasons not all related to price), but our economic state could change at any time and all these families who once had a bunch of disposable income, might not anymore.

Even the families that do go to Disney World now often times have to be on such a strict budget, that they can’t enjoy as many of the snacks or drinks that they would like. Not being able to take advantage of special deals like the Disney free dining promotion becomes even more important now.

If the attendance continues to slip, there’s also the risk of all those awesome projects on the horizon for Disney World either getting axed or getting their budgets greatly reduced, which again is bad for the guests.

I’m not saying this is the end of the world and again the steam train that is Disney is going to most likely keep chugging along full speed ahead, but I hope in the near future the leadership within the company starts to take notice that a big part of its biggest fans are being squeezed out, not being able to afford a Disney vacation nearly as much as they would like, and some not at all.

I love this company and don’t want to see even more negative side effects happen down the road, and I definitely want their biggest supporters like all of you to be able to keep coming back to the place you love so much.

Let’s hope that Disney gets what’s going on and appreciates the people that made this place turn into what it is today.

We’ll continue to update you on any more price increases around Walt Disney World if and when that happens and which snacks have been affected so keep checking back for more updates…

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Your Thoughts

I want to know what you think about the Big Price Increase on Walt Disney World Snacks…

  • Does this affect your travel plans to Walt Disney World?
  • What can be done to keep prices down?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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kamir bouchareb st

Sunday 23rd of January 2022

gooooooooooooooooooooooooood

Grumpy

Friday 21st of January 2022

Many say theirs no magic left at the parks ? I wonder what the 32 Million Dollar Man has to say about that ?

Bob Cheapik feel free to chime in.............

Bill M.

Friday 21st of January 2022

I went there in November a couple months ago. I was most disappointed in the huge crowds combined with the genie system. I wasted my money on the genie and my tickets. There are several things about the genie that I could not stand. One of the things was that being on my phone to use the genie became a big nuisance and a time consuming activity. And I am a computer scientist and quite savvy. Trying to schedule a day in the park became a pain. And I had to pay money for that. I am from out of state and have been to Disney world over 25 times since the first year it opened. This trip was the worst. The genie system, to me, seems like something that a bunch of well intentioned but not so practical young kids put together. There is no common sense in it. But the blame rests at the top I guess on the CEO.

larry

Sunday 16th of January 2022

stay home disney in out of control money money

KenK

Sunday 16th of January 2022

While what you say is very true. Keep in mind that society has changed it's standards. What is acceptable today was not 10 to 20 years ago.

As demographics change so do the standards.

As you point out families are fighting in parks where that would be frowned upon by "Disney" social standards.

Did Disney bring this upon themselves ? No !

Is the unfriendly family atmosphere at their parks their doing ?

Would pricing out of the market those who want a WWE experience at their parks, be a cause for or some justification for their incredible price increases ?

People don't conduct themselves as they once did.

Not making ANY excuses for the money grab at Disney Parks and Resorts, but .......... who's setting the social standards these days ?