2 thoughts on “WDW Today Episode 738 – Restaurant Expectations

  • June 30, 2010 at 7:57 am

    I thought this was a very interesting episode that pointed out how the green eyeshade guys are really asserting themselves at WDW. Len pointed out how Crystal Palace is very overpriced for what you get. In one context, I agree. However, looking at it from purely a supply and demand standpoint, it isn’t overpriced because enough people are willing to pay that price. In other words, people haven’t reached their “squeal point” where the price is so high that they refuse to pay it.

    Same thing with the Disney Dining Plan. WDW removed the gratuity and appetizer from the plan (while lowering the price 1 whole dollar), but the plan remained popular. They’ve gradually raised the price since then, but the DDP remains popular. Now there are rumors that they’re going to raise the price yet again for next year while removing the dessert from the plan.

    IMHO WDW will continue to increase prices and/or remove things from dining until people push back and don’t eat at these restaurants.

    • July 24, 2011 at 7:53 am

      That’s not even 10 mnuties well spent!

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