DISNEY fans are used to saving up spending money before they head off to one of its parks on holiday.
But now it looks like they’ll have to save quite a bit of extra cash – as food prices are going up.
Disney announced on its blog that guests having dinner at the Beauty and the Beast-themed Be Our Guest restaurant in the Magic Kingdom will now be served three courses – with a fixed price.
The blog states: “Starting this summer, Be Our Guest Restaurant will offer an enhanced prix fixe dinner menu that boasts a variety of delectable French-inspired dishes and new offerings.”
Travel and Leisure reports that the fixed price for the new menu will be $55 (£39.43) before tip and taxes.
Disney promises guests that they will make guests feel “like royalty”.
The three-course dinner includes options like French onion soup, charred octopus and fillet mignon steak.
Disney says: “Our chefs are hard at work putting the final touches on… the kids’ menu.”
But guests will also be stumping up a lot more when it comes to money.
The kids’ menu bears the brunt of the price increase, rising to $35 for three courses.
Before this, you’d expect to pay $3 (£2.15) for a kids’ salad, $12 (£8.59) for the grilled seafood of the day – and dessert was free – coming in at $15 (£10.74) for the whole meal.
This is a huge 133 per cent price increase on childrens’ food.
And it’s not just kids' food that adults are going to be paying more for.
Previously, an adult would have paid $11 (£7.80) for salad, $22 for the ratatouille (£15.70) and $5 for dessert (£3.58), which comes to $38.
This is a whopping 44 per cent increase for an adult in the restaurant with the new price of $55 for three courses.
Customers could have paid even less up until now if they’d not ordered the full three courses – but this now won’t be an option at the restaurant.
And this isn’t the only restaurant at Disney that’s changing its menu to a fixed-price one.
WDW News Today reports that the Pinocchio Village Haus in Fantasyland, also in the Magic Kingdom, is also going to have a fixed-price menu.
The restaurant was previously a counter-service restaurant.
Sun Online Travel has contacted Disney for comment.
And it’s not just the price of food that’s going up at Disney parks – the entry fee is getting dearer too.
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Families heading to Disneyland California will now see an annual pass rocket up to £526 ($729) from £447 ($619).
The Signature Plus pass will shoot up by nearly ten per cent, from £758 ($1049) to to £830 ($1,149) – a premium punters must pay to enjoy speedy-boarding access to rides and free parking, reports the LA Times.
Costumers lashed out at the move on social media branding the company "pathetic".
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