The Disney Fandom Rumor Mill has been busy again and this time not for the good. Apparently soft drinks property-wide have increased to $2.69 and $3.19. (That is a $0.20 increase for the large size and a $0.10 increase for the medium.)
Now, I love my Diet Coke and am no means cheap but $3.19 for a large soft drink is a bit much for me to stomach since a 2-Liter bottle of Diet Coke is only $1.99. It wouldn’t be so hard to take if there were free refills, like at a few of the quick service restaurants, but for a one-time fill up I am questioning my sanity at paying that price.
(Presumably, this increase in drink prices also applies at the resorts but since you can buy a mug for the length of your stay the price increase isn’t as daunting.)
I am sure that when I am tired and hungry and waiting in line at the Columbia Harbour House that I will forget my current outrage and go ahead and order my large Diet Coke – which I am sure is what Disney is hoping – but somewhere in the back of my mind I will be cringing on behalf of my wallet and secretly praying that my 401(k) will get fully funded this year.
For right now, my plan is to only get a soft drink where there are free refills and drink healthy water instead.
I can think of a few refillable locations but help me think of the rest.
So far, I’ve got these:
Epcot – Electric Umbrella, Sunshine Seasons
Magic Kingdom – Tortuga Tavern, Be Our Guest (lunch service)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Backlot Express
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Restaurantosaurus
Are you upset at the rumored price increase? Can you think of any other free refill locations?