Disneyland Fans Talk ‘Shrinkflation’ With $10 Cake


If you’re a Disney Parks fan, you know all about the price hike. With the price increases, it seems to come with a decrease in the customer experience or, in this case, the dining experience. Apparently Disney CFO Christine McCarthy wasn’t kidding that they were going to reduce portion sizes at Disney parks. It left guests talking about “Shrinkflation” at Disneyland.

Recently there was a thread on reddit where user pizgloria007 posted about a ridiculously thin piece of cake they got at the Blue Bayou Restaurant at Disneyland. The “ribbon” was $10!

This started an entire thread about their experience. Others also chimed in to offer some of their recent food cut situations:

The original poster added that they laughed when it was released.

We started laughing when this happened. The photo does not do justice to the thinness of the slice of cake. Huge disappointment as we love cakes and are familiar with the concept of a slice of cake and what a proper slice of cake should look like. A slip indeed.

Other users chimed in with their support or their own stories:

Narnia77: “I laughed about it too, then told my husband that would be our last meal at Blue Bayoo. I will never go back there again. »

terraninteractive: “If Disney was smart, they’d charge an extra $20 for you to upgrade to the Lightning Cake, which would be the normal sized slice of cake. This is the basic package. Don’t be poor, peasant.”

Chitaku Patch: “I stopped eating at Disney restaurants when I saw how the quality of Lobster Nacho had dropped at Lamplight Lounge. Now I usually do a Nice™ Dole Whip, coffee and maybe a rontoless wrap. That’s it.

Apparently, Café Orléans’ Monte Cristo also suffered a similar fate:

Imagine my surprise when the thing came out and not only was it much smaller, but the breading meat to cheese ratio was so low that I ate it all on my own, minus the extra inches of bread with no toppings, and it didn’t feel like a full meal.

Bringing home my sad empty ziplock got me a little salty. At least the cooler came in handy for all the apples and grapes in Oogie.

My kiddos meal was, literally, 2 pieces of steak and 2 pieces of broccoli; The smallest meal I have ever seen in a restaurant, he left hungry and he has the smallest appetite I have ever seen. My “half chicken” was a boneless chicken thigh. My wife and I had a good laugh, but we will never go back!

Disney is really hurting its reputation with fans, especially at Disneyland. I guess it’s a way to stop an “unfavorable mix”, but what happens when Disney needs people back?

This must be Disney’s version of “Let Them Eat Cake.” The new Disney difference.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Hat tip: ITM

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