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ANOTHER Price Hike! Beverages at Disney Just Got More Expensive

There has been a whirlwind of Disney news this week… and most of it sadly includes price hikes. Now, purchasing a beverage at Walt Disney World Resort has joined the list of price hikes.

Disneyland Resort Guests arrived this week to discover Disney Genie+, the upcharge line-skipping service, was quietly increased from $20 to $25 per person per day. Not only did Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure get hit with this news, but Disney also revealed a Disneyland theme park admission price hike.

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And Walt Disney World was not in the clear! Disney quietly updated the Disney Genie+ to be a “vary by date” pricing. With the sticker price of $15 per person per day removed, Disney can charge whatever they please for the line-skipping service. Disney wasted no time implementing the Genie+ price increase the next day from $15 to $20 per person.

PLUS – the price hikes continue as individual Lightning Lane attractions not included in Disney Genie+ also jumped up in pricing. Just imagine spending $90 for a family of four to experience ONE ride without a three-hour wait.

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Credit: Disney Dining

But tickets, Genie+, and Lightning Lane aren’t the only price hikes! If you’re looking to purchase a soft drink or bottled water, the price has gone up.

@bioreconstruct took to social media to share two screenshots. One was from September 19, 2022, when an assorted fountain beverage at a standard quick-service restaurant was priced at $3.99. Another screenshot shows the same assorted fountain beverage on October 11, 2022, priced at $4.29.

Note in the screenshot the “Qualifies as a Snack.” Since the COVID-19 closures, this terminology has been irrelevant with the removal of the Disney Dining Plan. Disney has promised the return of the fan-favorite plan, but there is no clear indication yet of WHEN.

In addition to the price hike of soft drinks, Guests can also expect to pay more for a bottle of water. Bottled water has gone up from $3.50 per bottle to $3.75.

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Credit: Disney Dining

Disney beverages aren’t the only price increase. As previously shared, Disney has bumped up the cost of select meals in and around the Disney Parks.

It may seem like a few cents here and there, but when all of the price increases come together, it begins to impact the Disney budget quickly.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.