In a surprising turn of events, a mother recently faced a hefty $70 bill for a bowl of frosted flakes for her young daughter at Disney World’s celebrated Cinderella’s Royal Table restaurant in Orlando, Florida. Kaitlin LeBeouf, a travel agent, and her 4-year-old daughter were dining at the famed resort when a friend humorously inquired about what her child received for the notable sum, highlighting Disney’s reputation for high prices.
In a playful response, LeBeouf, with a tone of mock surprise, stated “frosted flakes” and attempted to showcase the cereal bowl her daughter was eating from. The little girl, donning an adorable Minnie Mouse headband, hesitantly but eventually displayed the small bowl of cereal for the camera, smiling as she did so.
LeBeouf light-heartedly remarked that the frosted flakes tasted better at Disney, referring to them as “Cinderella cereal.” This price revelation, shared on social media, left viewers astounded and sparked a variety of reactions. One user quipped about having cereal at home as a more economical option, while another shared apprehensions about taking children to Disney due to the fear of such extravagant costs.
Jokes circulated among viewers, with one suggesting it might be cheaper to invite Cinderella to one’s home than to pay these prices at Disney. The pricing at Cinderella’s Royal Table, as listed on Walt Disney’s website, is $69 for adults and $42 for children, gratuity included. The breakfast menu offers a range of options, from traditional breakfast items to caramel apple-stuffed French toast and Mickey-shaped waffles.
Despite the variety, LeBeouf’s daughter had chosen a simple bowl of cereal, which, though available on the menu, didn’t mitigate the restaurant’s high cost for the meal. Some skeptics accused the mother of exaggerating the story for attention, suggesting she was being untruthful about Disney’s pricing. They pointed out that the prices listed were for the entire breakfast, not just the cereal.
Responding to the mixed reactions from viewers, LeBeouf made a follow-up video clarifying that she was fully aware of the prices and that her original post was meant as a jest. “I’m a travel agent, well aware of the prices. My friend was well aware of the prices,” she explained. “The entire thing was posted as a complete joke and an exaggeration,” she added, shedding light on the humorous intent behind her initial post.