I was in shock when I read this article from Anonymouse earlier this month about Disney possibly dropping desserts from the Dining Plan.
I am by nature a Dessertarian. I fell in love with the Desserts at Disney ever since my very first visit to Walt Disney World. For me what did me in was the Bread Pudding at Ohana’s!
What is a Dessertarian? It is someone who loves desserts of course. Someone who drools over bowls of ice cream. Thinks Cakes & Pies should be one of the food groups. Dreams of all desserts having 0 calories and 100% fat free.
Disney really puts a lot of time, thought, imagination, and effort into their foods including their desserts. (I would love to have a job taste testing the Disney Foods before they go out into general consumption. Disney if your listening and need a taste tester I am your man!) With names like the Kitchen Sink, Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake, and Chocolate Moose you can tell Disney has a sense of humor. But this is no laughing matter!
At Disney there are endless choices for foodies like myself. From traditional American fare to unique one of a kind meal choices like Polynesian, Moroccan, and even African Fusion. But I am not telling your anything you already didn’t know.
My wife and I are avid Disney Dining Plan users. I like the Deluxe plan the best! It is a lot of food but allows us to go to restaurants that we normally would not go to. Think of it as a layaway plan for your Disney Meals. We try to book all the best Disney Casual Service Restaurants as we can like Ohana, Sanaa, Coral Reef, etc. The desserts there are some of the best available at Walt Disney World.
So when I found out that Disney was going to drop desserts from the dining plan I became LIVID! You can take away my appetizer, you can take away my alcohol but do not mess with my desserts!
If Disney is going to do this to keep costs down, or to get America healthy that is cool I totally understand that. But Disney needs to give us an option to add a Disney Dessert Dining Plan to our choices. Make it an additional option like alcohol. Shoot if you really wanted to give users the ultimate choices allow them to pick:
- Add Appetizers
- Add Alcohol
- Add Pop & More
- Add Dessert
- Add Tips
to their meal plans. Make a buffet of choices they can add to their meals.
This is Disney were talking about here, an innovator when it comes to new ideas and possibilities. They rocked the theme park industry with Fast Pass, and Park Hopping. I don’t see why they should pull desserts from the meal plan at all or if they do they need to give us Dessertarians an option to continue to indulge in those delicious, delectable, and delightful Disney Desserts!
Now is your chance to Chime in and let us know what you think. If you a Dessertarian and think they should leave the meal plans alone stand up and be counted!
Viva la Disney Desserts!