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Disney World guests throw dazzling bill at Victoria & Albert’s resort restaurant
September 23, 2022
Disney World fans have criticized the resort after one of its restaurants significantly increased prices by as much as $200 per person.
Located in the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa of the Orlando theme park, Victoria & Albert’s recently reopened this summer after the pandemic forced the restaurant to close its doors. Now, Disney World guests have noticed the theme park has pushed up prices at the already expensive restaurant.
Offers from Victoria & Albert three different dining experiences which vary by price: the dining room, the Chef’s Table and the Queen Victoria Room. The Dining Room menu is the cheapest option at the restaurant, now starting at $295 per person compared to the previous pre-pandemic of $185. The seven-course meal also requires an additional $150 for wine, according to Disney Food Blog.
The Chef’s Table tasting menu, which cost $350 per person before the pandemic, is now even higher at $425 per guest. Wine costs an additional $200, bringing the bill to a total of $625 per person. The Chef’s Table only seats six people per night.
The overwhelming price hike drew criticism online from Disney fans and theme park guests alike. on redditone user wrote: “I’m sure it’s a great experience and super chic, but no thanks. I’m out. No chance of spending $300 per person for some food.
“Crazy overpriced,” said another Reddit user. “Michelin starred restaurants in NYC don’t even cost that much.”
“The price jump is to keep the messy middle class out,” one person claimed.
However, others who have eaten at Victoria & Albert’s felt that the expensive prices are worth it for a once in a lifetime meal.
“My husband and I saved up for two years and left. It was incredible. I will probably never get another chance, but the experience is well worth it,” one person wrote.
“Totally worth it,” agrees someone else.
The price hikes in the Walt Disney resorts have recently attracted a lot of attention after a viral TikTok video showed a guest pushing a young child in a stroller to avoid paying the park entrance fee.
“When Disney ticket prices go up,” the caption read.
The video shows a group of park-goers waiting online to buy tickets to the theme park, while pushing a stroller. The video then moved on to a clip from the same group standing at the entrance to the Disney park. The two women pushing the stroller then lift a young girl dressed in a Disney princess outfit from the stroller.
Ticket prices to Walt Disney World Park start at $109 per day for guests age 10 or older, according to the Walt Disney website. Tickets for those ages three to nine start at $104, while guests under three don’t need a ticket to enter Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort.