Visiting Walt Disney World Resort can be an overwhelming experience, and some Guests need to do a lot of planning to try to have the vacation of a lifetime. Between all the hotel options, the hundreds of dining spots, and the four theme parks and two water Parks, Walt Disney World isn’t a place where a lot of people want to fly by the seat of their pants. Not only that, but Disney World isn’t cheap, and some of that planning involves finding the best places to eat for the budget that you have.
What’s so great about Disney World is that it has great options for nearly every budget, including those who want to get the biggest bang for their buck. Sadly, it looks like the bang might not be there like it used to be. Redditor u/pjtheman posted that their family went to Dockside Diner in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where they ordered what used to be a foot-long hot dog. However, the hot dog is no longer the size it was, but the price is the same.
What’s worse? The hot dogs are still being served in foot-long containers, letting Guests know what used to be there.
Went to Dockside Diner for the first time in a while yesterday, and discovered that they took what used to be a footlong hot dog, cut it in half, and replaced the rest with potato chips. They even kept the footlong box. Price is still the same pf [sic] course.
Went to Dockside Diner for the first time in a while yesterday, and discovered that they took what used to be a footlong hot dog, cut it in half, and replaced the rest with potato chips. They even kept the footlong box. Price is still the same pf course. from WaltDisneyWorld
While the Guest may have been surprised at the meal he was served, according to the Walt Disney World Resort website, Dockside Diner no longer serves foot-long hot dogs. Instead, they serve specialty quarter-pound hot dogs, like the Bacon Mac & Cheese Dog, the California BLTA Dog, and the South African Dog.
This is far from the first time that Disney has been accused of charging more while giving less. Things got particularly bad during Bob Chapek’s time as CEO, with CFO Christine McCarthy defending the choice, saying that cutting portions would be better for some Guests “waistlines”.
Before any trip to Walt Disney World Resort, it’s always a good idea to visit the Walt Disney World website or the My Disney Experience app to see the most up-to-date menu offerings. That way, you can get a good idea about what will be offered while you and your party are visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth. It is important to remember that menu offerings are subject to change at any time.