Yesterday was Disney’s fourth quarter 2021 investor conference call. On his Q&A section on the investor conference call, CFO Christin McCarthy said Disney would find ways to address rising food costs by increasing prices or reducing portion sizes and charging the same amount. I admit that I may have to.
But it’s not that the already much more expensive food has become more expensive for guests, or smaller at the same price point, that people got a little mad about.
“We can cut portion sizes to fit some people’s waistlines,” she said. Of course it is. I feel it’s just another way Disney can continue to put a price on people and make huge profits.
Twitter was quick to point out that Disney’s CFO’s comments were a bit off-brand for a company touting “diversity and inclusion.”
Some people are tired of being gouged out.
@WaltDisneyCo You should refer to some online forums about parks. CFO says smaller portion sizes improve customer waistlines, but it doesn’t look good…Disney should be about the consumer and you.i’m losing it
— Slapdash (@jmmhund) November 11, 2021
How to go to Disney for fat shaming…and keep the prices the same They want our waist sizes down but with all the money in their pockets they want waist sizes up I think…
— 👨🦯 Mike Wheeler 👨🦯 (@Wheels_518) November 10, 2021
This pisses me off how much they sell the food.. the portions are already perfect. They charge an arm and a leg for drinks, sandwiches and other meals.I don’t understand why they can’t carefully calculate and study this at the statistical level they can balance
— Mijehake (@MikeJHB20) November 11, 2021
New Skillet in Whispering Canyon pic.twitter.com/uo13O5iSpd
— Mike Graney (@MikeGraney25) November 10, 2021
Imagine. Disney executives and investors see guests as piggy banks, not people.
Cutting parts to cut costs is one thing, but comments about people’s waistlines are so unflattering, unnecessary and disrespectful as f***More
— Felicia (@craftymom35) November 10, 2021
i love this!
What happens if I pay for the Lightning part?
— Fastpass forever (@Michael43369891) November 10, 2021
Portion size?im about to lose it #bob chapek
— Ed (@Iwishiwassmart2) November 11, 2021
That’s it, I’m just doing all you can eat there. And I do everything I can to cut their profits. Fill your face all day long. they will regret this…
— Kelli Ross (@KelliRoss80) November 11, 2021
I believe they are already there. Just last week, the quantity of Thai Pelken noodle bowls at Skipper Canteen was dramatically less than on any other visit.
— Lee Denham (@lee_funkomics) November 11, 2021
She never knew you shouldn’t say the quiet part out loud….
33% have purchased Genie+….Wondering if it is above or below their expectations.
— Miss Pam (@pfswafa) November 11, 2021
On the other hand, at the head office.. pic.twitter.com/3LrlgO7ZL7
— Chris (@OrlandoCountySC) November 10, 2021
Sorry but oh my god. Disney has done terrible things lately, but this one is the best for me. Who is Christine McCarthy, but she can go F OFF. How about Disney cutting salaries to save your wallet waistline?
— Zacharoni Studios 🍁 (@zach_studios) November 11, 2021
“Here at Disney Parks, we care about your waistline.
— Bunny Dragon (@DisneyDragon) November 11, 2021
In fact they could raise the price or raise the price by one or two extra per night.
I haven’t finished reading this picky comment made to Disney’s shareholder call about inflation costs.
..can cut portion sizes suitable for some people’s waistlines..
Wow. People are on vacation and have already paid a lot for most of these meals.
— Nicole (@SparklyNicole) November 10, 2021
Christine McCarthy probably shouldn’t be in the press again 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️
Also, they had already cut some down a few months ago at the Quick Serve in the Epcot Mexico Pavilion. We always get the Pollo Cascabel rice bowl and for the same price we were appalled at what they gave us.
— Duder (@Duder80) November 10, 2021
I know people still go but my family ran out of our 🏦 @Walt Disney World! @WDW Guest Services I’m sad that this happened!! 😞 already ✨ and my whole family ✨ #disney!Sorry, kids, @Disney Parks Shareholders are more important than you 🤦🏼🤢🤮#BeBetter pic.twitter.com/y0wVzYpOod
— Aaron (@madjoes8028) November 10, 2021
People are not happy!
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