Prices for individual meals at Disney Park are approaching the $150 mark. Where will this end?

For all the magic, wonder, and childhood innocence that visitors are immersed in when visiting the Walt Disney World parks, there is unfortunately a price to be paid, and Disney seems to have no no qualms about continuing to raise prices for the same experiences. (or less than one). And the announcement of a Disney park regarding price increases has fans asking, “Where will this end?”

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Walt Disney loved his first park, Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, and has often said that “Disneyland will never be complete”, which means that he had the hope and the dream to continue to enrich the first Disney park. But the land on which the new park was built was landlocked, meaning Walt would eventually have to expand beyond the boundaries of the small stretch of orange groves he originally purchased on which to build Disneyland.

Although it is not well known, The success of Disneyland in California led Walt and his team of Imagineers to begin imagining – in 1966 – the prospect of building a similar theme park in Europe. There was talk of building another Disney Parks hub in Frankfurt, Paris, London or Milan, by Variety. Walt would die before the final decision was made to build a park near Paris, France that would bear Disney’s name.

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The park opened in April 1992 as “EuroDisney” at a crowd of around 25,000, although the projections are much higher. Over the past decade, however, the European Disney park has welcomed between 9 million and 12 million people a year through its doors.

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the opening of what is now known as Disneyland Paris, as well as the increase in some of the costs associated with visiting the park.

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A recently released price increase is especially troublesome for park visitors who like to visit during the holiday season and enjoy Disney dining experiences while visiting. Twitter user ED92which tracks all things Disneyland Paris, has shared new rates for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dining at Parisian parks, and they’re stunning.

« Discover the dinner prices for December 24 & 31 on @DisneylandParis,” the tweet read. “They melted like Olaf in the summer.

A second tweet shares even more information about Disneyland Paris restaurant prices on both holiday evenings:

When converted from the French euro to the US dollar, the Plaza Gardens and Auberge de Cendrillon venues offer meals at Disneyland Paris that will cost visitors more than $100 per plate. Both restaurants have announced adult dinner prices on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve of 150 Euros, or more than $145.00 per plate per adult.

The Plaza Gardens offers a buffet in a beautiful room with Victorian decor.

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Disneyland Paris website gives the Customer an overview of the restaurant:

Walk the Fountain Path from Central Plaza to a time of elegance in the oldest building on Main Street. Antique furniture, porcelain, beveled mirrors and velvet curtains, all in sumptuous shades of pink and green, provide the setting as you enjoy a generous selection of appetizers, main courses and mouth-watering desserts.

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L’Auberge de Cendrillon offers a princess dining experience. Speak Disneyland Paris websitethe restaurant offers a medieval banquet hall and fine French cuisine:

Get ready for a royal meal with the Disney Princesses in this majestic medieval banquet hall. High stone archways, house flags, and spectacular stained glass windows provide a royal backdrop for perfecting your taste for the best in French cuisine. And remember, you’ll be holding court in the company of royalty, so younger guests are encouraged to dress up for the occasion.

With the exception of Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, which is currently under fire for extreme pricing for returning guests, Disney World’s most expensive plate is Monsieur Paul, which is set to reopen soon. Pre-dinner dining at this restaurant costs guests $195 each, which begs the question, “Where will it end?”

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Will $200 individual plates soon become the norm at Disney World?

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Just over a decade ago, prices were very different at Disney World than it is today. For example, one of the dishes on the Cellier menu, cheddar cheese soup, saw its price increase by more than 70% compared to 2009, and the filet mignon at the canadian restaurant also increased by more than 70%.

So, will individual customer meal prices over $100 – or worse, $150 – become the new norm? And seriously, where does it end?

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