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Disney World cracks down on a table-service loophole

Disney World cracks down on a table-service loophole

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One table-service loophole allowed you to get a lot more than what you were paying for. Now, Disney World is cracking down on to ensure the loophole is closed.

Prix Fixe Meals

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Disney loves to offer prix fixe meals in its restaurants. What is a prix fixe meal? It is a meal that has a set price and set number of appetizers, entrees, or desserts offered per person. Usually, it will be one of each, but some prix fixe meals only offer one course.

For example, California Grill currently has an $89/person prix fixe meal where you can order one appetizer, one entree, and one dessert. Over at Cinderella’s Royal Table, your set price for breakfast includes a plate of pastries and one entree.

Prix Fixe meals offer a set price and offerings.


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At many of these restaurants that offer a prix fixe menu, you can actually order more than what is offered. Oftentimes, servers are not very strict on how many sides or entrees you order. For example, you could order a quiche with a “side” of steak (which is not actually a side but an entree without the egg).

Over in our Kenny the Pirate Crew Facebook group, we just learned that Topolino’s Terrace is cracking down on this “loophole” by not allowing Guests to order more than one true entree off the menu. This means no more mixing waffles and steak or ordering part of an entree as a side.

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So far, we have not heard reports of other restaurants closing this off. However, I would not be surprised if we begin to see this across the resort. I can definitely see Disney wanting to maximize their profits and keep food costs down.

Do you ever order more than one entree? What do you think of Disney closing this loophole? Let us know in the comments below and share this post with a friend.

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Wednesday 5th of April 2023

The food has went downhill since 2021 at every single Magic Kingdom restaurant I have eaten at for my last 3 trips, so bad it was inedible, and the prices increased, portion sizes decreased and the food was horrible, so I feel like bringing own food is now necessary anyways.


Monday 20th of March 2023

Disney an ALL these changes are going to lose so many many loyal guests. Maybe that is what they want. New addicts. So sad to be treated this way after 50


Monday 20th of February 2023

I have never ordered an extra anything. Maybe French fries instead of rice or a different vegetable. And I will gladly pay , if the price is extra.


Monday 20th of February 2023

At Topolinos, the menu is a set fee no matter what entree you order. $45 flat fee. So ordering steak with a side of waffles is exactly the same as ordering waffles with a side a steak. If they limit to just 1 entree item it will be too pricey to just order waffles in my opinion.


Friday 10th of February 2023

Same experience, our server at Topolino’s suggested we do it as well.

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