Walt Disney World Raises Fountain & Bottled Drink, Popcorn, Pretzel, and Other Snack Item Prices Exponentially

Snack and beverage prices are on the rise again at Walt Disney World, with increases hitting both bottled and fountain sodas.

Bottled sodas have risen to $4.50 (up from $4), while fountain sodas have increased from $3.29 for a regular and $3.79 for a large to $3.99 for a regular and $4.49 for a large. The price increases have also hit water bottles, with prices rising from $3.00 to $3.50.

Cart (ODV) offerings have also been hit by the increases. A Mickey pretzel has risen to $7, an increase of a dollar from their previous price. Ice cream novelties have risen to $5.75, up from $5 in June, while frozen bananas have risen by fifty cents to $5.75, matching their ice cream counterparts. Frozen fruit offerings, including lemonade-strawberry bars and frozen strawberry bars, have also matched the seventy-five cent increase, though their prices vary.

Most notably, churros are currently $6.25, up a whopping $1.75 from their June prices.

Credit to Rachel Faith on twitter for the photo of the new prices.

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Frank
Frank
1 year ago

✨Sure , it’s a matter of “supply & Demand “ . We here at Disney are concerned for your calorie intake ✨🤣🌿

Justin Copeland
Justin Copeland
1 year ago
Reply to  Frank

As much walking there is to do, forget the calorie intake. These increases are ludacris

Disdug
Disdug
1 year ago

Trying to recoupe that 73 billion as quick as possible.

Fritz
Fritz
1 year ago

I will bring groceries with me next Disney visit for certain. I wonder where I can buy some churros?

Alan
Alan
1 year ago
Reply to  Fritz

All the walmarts around disney have awesome churro restaurants in them… no joke

Evelyn
Evelyn
1 year ago
Reply to  Fritz

Sams club or Costco $1!

Beth
Beth
1 year ago

Great! Lately it has been a nightmare with people bringing humongous coolers full of food already. It’s crowded enough without having more coolers around 🙄. Keep prices reasonable for families! This is ridiculous!!

Sulley
Sulley
1 year ago
Reply to  Beth

Don’t have so many kids and then blame the cost on others.

Justin Copeland
Justin Copeland
1 year ago
Reply to  Sulley

Are you stupid? Lol. It’s a place for kids

Rae
Rae
1 year ago
Reply to  Beth

Agree! Disney is catering to the rich and famous exclusively making it near impossible for the common person to have a “ magical” Disney experience.

Matt
Matt
1 year ago
Reply to  Rae

Blame the increase to $15 an hour. Like I’ve been saying, increasing the minimum wage by nearly 100% so quickly is only going to hurt the current middle class who will see the cost of everything go up except for their salary since they are already above that threshold.

Jeff
Jeff
1 year ago
Reply to  Rae

yes. A $5 snack is for the rich and famous.

Me
Me
1 year ago

Do snack prices include tax?

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

Disney is getting too greedy for their own good. They are pricing out the everyday person with all the price increases. Between the tickets now this huge jump in drinks and food. The dinning plan will go up next if it hasn’t already.

Melanie B.
Melanie B.
1 year ago

Going in January– thanks for the warning! I’ll be bringing my own refillable water bottle like always. I’m surprised that someone decided five bucks for a single ice cream sandwich still wasn’t enough. Wouldn’t be surprised if the price of Dole Whips go up too, as they know people will probably pay it.

Disneyguy
Disneyguy
1 year ago
Reply to  Melanie B.

You are correct about the price of Dole Whips going up. Went up by 50 cents.

Diane loewe
Diane loewe
1 year ago

Someone had to pay for all the new construction, it’s a shame along with the high prices and special things for the very wealthy, the magic is disappearing. Sad.

Matt
Matt
1 year ago
Reply to  Diane loewe

It probably has more to do with the bump in salary to $15 an hour for every cast member. Everyone clamors for an increase on minimum wage until they see how it’ll send the costs of everything up.

Adam
Adam
1 year ago

Have you all been to an MLB, NFL, NHL, or NBA game before or any other sporting event????? These are high but not professional sports high!!

Frank
Frank
1 year ago
Reply to  Adam

You probably haven’t seen nothing yet !!!

jerad
jerad
1 year ago
Reply to  Adam

But sporting events don’t keep you for a week or more.

dusty
dusty
1 year ago
Reply to  Adam

you got that right !!!

Matt
Matt
1 year ago
Reply to  Adam

Street level pricing is the new thing at the new stadiums Adam. Mercedes-Benz Stadium replaced the Georgia Dome in ATL. $2 bottle water, $4 souvenir unlimited refills soda, etc.

Not Goofy
Not Goofy
1 year ago

I don’t think you know what exponentially means.

Tom Corless
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Not Goofy

ex·po·nen·tial·ly
ˌekspəˈnen(t)SHəlē/Submit
adverb
1. (with reference to an increase) more and more rapidly.
“our business has been growing exponentially”

Andrew
Andrew
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Corless

Got’em

dusty
dusty
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Corless

MR CORLESS indeed sir

Randyland
Randyland
1 year ago

Here’s the issue;

When you go to a place that you will never get to go to again for many years, high prices on things don’t matter that much because it is a one time deal….

When you go to a place often, then it becomes an issue, and most people who go to Disney Parks go often.

Raising prices is not conducive to maintaining happy repeat customers.

But the occasional Guest will just have a good time.

Striking the balance is the key.

Rob
Rob
1 year ago

This is what happens when you increase wages from 10-12 dollars an hour to 15 dollars an hour. Somebody has to pay for it. Even Disney can’t magically make money out of thin air.

Ryan
Ryan
1 year ago
Reply to  Rob

Yes, blame the workers making minimum wage! They are the problem!

Xxx
Xxx
1 year ago
Reply to  Ryan

That’s exactly right! They’re greedy workers who are demanding $15 an hour who haven’t had any type of formal education are the problem. Ignorant people don’t understand…if the wage increases, so does everything else!

Anthony
Anthony
1 year ago
Reply to  Xxx

The parks division is making plenty of profit. However, if higher prices mean living wages for workers, irrespective of their education level, than I am all for it.

Savanasue
Savanasue
1 year ago

Cast Members are receiving historic pay raises. Disney needs to pay for that somehow.
This is the way!

Brent
Brent
1 year ago

lol you can thank that livable wage… thank God we locked in military discount magic dining plan prior to this for our trip next week.

Dennis
Dennis
1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

military discount on dining plan? please explain how you got that…

Jayne
Jayne
1 year ago

Canceled my October and one of my December trips. No trips planned in 2019 or beyond. I feel even better about these decisions now.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

You didn’t think Disney was going to pay for the cast member raises themselves, did you?

Geo
Geo
1 year ago

Cast members get a raise to 15.00 per hour.
Someone has to pay for it!
That’s us!

WildD
WildD
1 year ago

The drink prices are officially too high for me now. I was willing to pay $3.75 for a large drink when I visited two years ago, but $4.50 is too much. Looks like I’ll just bring drinks in with me and take advantage of free ice water.

Economnomnomics
Economnomnomics
1 year ago

The WDWNT Comments Section: Where everyone thinks they’re an economist.

Exmouser
Exmouser
1 year ago

I really do have a degree in economics and accounting. This is 100% about paying for Fox and $15/hr cast members. Expect everything at the parks to rise at much higher than the rate of inflation until they finally see a decrease in demand – hasn’t happened yet.

Ajhsys
Ajhsys
1 year ago
Reply to  Exmouser

Prices will have to increase much more on food before there is a decrease in demand. There are many guests who only come to a Disney park once in their lifetime, and I must say they should make that effort. Until the entrance fee per day equals a week’s wages, they will continue to come. Most of those will not have the experience to bring their own food, so they will buy the $10 hot dogs. (I’m extrapolating.)

Avian
Avian
1 year ago
Reply to  Exmouser

Cast members are currently only getting $10.50/hr. It won’t be $15 until 2021

Robert
Robert
1 year ago

Doesn’t take a genius to do the math on Disney.

JimQ
JimQ
1 year ago

Everyone can bring their own chilled soda and bottled juice into the parks. Disney won’t confiscate. I always bring one liter Pepsi bottles that cost $1 from the supermarket. Sometimes, I bring premade sandwiches, chips, and cookies. You spend $10 to save $20 a person.

Evan
Evan
1 year ago
Reply to  JimQ

Exactly. We have been making sandwiches for lunch and bringing in our own water bottles for years. We only spend $ on one Disney meal a day…usually dinner.