Disney Prison Food
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Disney TikToker Shares Solution For ‘Prison Food’ Complaints at the Parks

Yesterday, the New York Post published a controversial article with an extremely harsh title, “Prison food: Disney fans slam skimpy, overpriced, ‘disgusting’ grub at theme parks.” The report states that Guests at Disneyland and Walt Disney World are unhappy about the small, yet expensive portions offered at many Resorts.

In response to pictures of various Disney food items shared across social media, some Guests referred to the fare as disgusting, going so far as to call it “prison food.” Wow, that’s quite a statement!

Disney Prison Food

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It seems that the backlash started with an announcement made last year by Disney’s chief financial officer, Christine McCarthy. She stated that the company would begin “reducing portions” because it “would be good for Guests’ waistlines.”

Needless to say, the statement did not go over well! Disney meals are not cheap, and the comment seemed misguided and unfounded. It also came off as insensitive to many loyal Disney fans.


Ah yes, the comparison of Disney food to prison food. Let’s rate the Disney food in the article. #disneyworld #disney #disneyfood

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A TikTok video created by @bethanyvinton addressed the conundrum. She found the article amusing, but her response was unique in that she had a solution for every food item’s complaint.

She starts with the lobster roll, which is offered at Columbia Harbor House. While the Disney Guest who posted the photo complained about insufficient lobster, the TikToker suggests that all the other menu options at this location are satisfactory.

She moves on to a complaint from a Guest about pasta from the Pop Century Food Court. She suggests ordering the basics next time, such as chicken strips or a burger.

Disney Prison Food

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In another photo of a salad she assumes is from Be Our Guest Restaurant, she admits that Guests will probably be disappointed by their food offerings. In her opinion, the restaurant focuses on the experience, rather than the menu.

The TikToker also rates all the food items in the video. The more Guests visit the Parks, the more they learn what to get and where. No restaurant or food establishment is ever 100 percent all the time but to each their own!

About Christy Weinberg

Christy is a West Coast writer with a special place in her heart for Disneyland Resort and Aulani. Growing up near the Parks, she was an Annual Passholder for about twenty years, often frequenting the Resort several times per week. Though she recently moved to the Pacific Northwest, she carries the magic with her by writing about Disney and connecting with the Disney community on social media.