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Old 08-26-2011, 07:41 PM   #16
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price increase

I thought the same as Yeti77-- that the price of the resort POP was going up!
Glad to hear it's just soda... although that is a crazy high price!

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Old 08-27-2011, 12:03 AM   #17
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I still think the drink prices, compared to Six Flags and the NJ Boardwalk, are a great value. Especially since they give you a big ol' cuppa soda!
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:32 AM   #18
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I am pretty good about bringing my own drinks into the parks, or just sticking with water --- this will just motivate me further!
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:54 AM   #19
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Still cheaper than Disneyland. I think our large is $3.29!
I was thinking the same thing! Still sounds like a bargain to me! I checked All Ears to be sure: Regular $2.79 Large $3.29 at DLR. Why on earth is everything more expensive in California than the rest of the country?


Actually, we rarely get soda anyway. We always ask for a free cup of water. You have to ask for a cup because if you just ask for water, they are likely to sell you a water bottle for an outrageous price.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:11 AM   #20
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It's not a "pop" or a "soda"! It's a "coke"!

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Old 08-28-2011, 11:09 AM   #21
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I don't get it when people call it all "Coke". Coke is a brand name. What do you say when you want a Sprite? Do you order a "Sprite Coke"?

Anyway, here in Buffalo, it's "pop".
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:44 AM   #22
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We've already stopped buying as many sodas in the parks as we used to because of prices even though Disney is not as bad as some other parks.

We take our Hydro Flasks filled with the coke product of our choice into the parks. A little ice and cold coke stays cold a long time in one of those things! Add the free cups of water, some dried fruit and nuts for grazing and our costs for snacks and drinks is a little less painful.

We still enjoy our favorite park snacks at least once during our stay-Dole Whips, churros, French pastry, German caramel chocolate thing, and a couple others the kids like. I see where we need to cut back some more!!

At first, I too thought this post was about the POP Century resort!
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:05 PM   #23
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I don't get it when people call it all "Coke". Coke is a brand name. What do you say when you want a Sprite? Do you order a "Sprite Coke"?

Anyway, here in Buffalo, it's "pop".
I'd say that the practice of calling all soft drinks or sodas "Coke" is slowly fading in the South but still around. You can order a "Coke" in some restaurants and they'll ask you what kind or flavor. You'd then reply with "Sprite."
I'm not defending the logic. That's just the way it is. Down here, 9.9 out of 10restaurants serve Coke products. Pepsi products are few and far between (other than Taco Bell, KFC, and the grocery store). I'd never heard them called "pop" until I visited Ohio in the 90's. It took me several minutes to figure out what was being sold. Just another thing that makes all these different regions interesting. I really think "soft drink" is becoming the standard down here.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:17 PM   #24
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I'll probably stop buying pop from the carts and start going into the shops to buy the bottles. This way I'll at least get 20% off the drink with my premium AP.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:42 PM   #25
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I guess the price in everything will keep being raised, it gets a little discouraging sometimes. Soda has always been high at all theme parks. I can see more people skipping the soda and getting free ice water instead......well untill they start charging for that.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:47 PM   #26
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Yep me too. I call it Coke. One of northern friends ask me what when they don't have Coke. I stated that I drink what they have.

But most southern restaurants have Coke and that's all that Disney's ever had since I have been going.
Yep...we call it Coke here too. As a matter of fact, at restaurants, we automatically order Coke products. So if they don't sell Coke, the server has to stop and say, "will Pepsi be okay?"
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:29 PM   #27
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I don't get it when people call it all "Coke". Coke is a brand name. What do you say when you want a Sprite? Do you order a "Sprite Coke"?

Anyway, here in Buffalo, it's "pop".
I was going to Xerox your question and show it to some people, but something caused me to sneeze before I got a chance and I didn't have a Kleenex handy so I had to go to a coworker's desk to get one.

Unfortunately, about the time I got to his desk, he was complaining about a nasty papercut he just received, and since noone had a Bandaid, he used his last Kleenex to try and keep from bleeding all over the place. He used some Scotch Tape to hold it on his finger. I then had to dig out an Aspirin in order to keep him from complaining about the pain.

Ugh.

Of course somehow things just got worse. The Dumpster out back is overflowing and they've not been by to empty it in a week, Some kids throwing a Frisbee dented my car in the parking lot, my neighbor borrowed my Crockpot so I can't have dinner waiting on me when i get home, The Jacuzzi is on the fritz, the Jet Ski rental I was planning on was damaged because of Irene, and the freakin Realtor just called telling me that the house i was looking at had a tree fall on it (Guess they forgot to wrap it in Bubble-Wrap to protect it.).


By the time i got back to my desk, I discovered a Post-It where my boss was telling me to get back to work. He wrote it in Sharpie, so I figured I should just forget about the Xerox.






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Old 08-29-2011, 06:23 PM   #28
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It's not a "pop" or a "soda"! It's a "coke"!

http://www.popvssoda.com/
It also counts that Coke is a southern product. There's a reason why there a "World of Coca-Cola" attraction in Atlanta, GA.

So that probably is why we call it "Coke" in southern states.

Personally A Coke is just my preference. If they have Pepsi, I order a Sierra Mist.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:28 PM   #29
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It also counts that Coke is a southern product. There's a reason why there a "World of Coca-Cola" attraction in Atlanta, GA.

So that probably is why we call it "Coke" in southern states.

Personally A Coke is just my preference. If they have Pepsi, I order a Sierra Mist.
Actually... The funny thing is that while Coke was invented and headquartered in Atlanta, Ga (World Of Coke is in Atlanta because of the company headquarters, and actually opened originally around the time of the '96 Olympics).... I Believe Pepsi was originally a north Carolina product, so technically they are both Southern.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:42 PM   #30
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On our last trip at Christmas time we saw the same thing happen with the popcorn buckets. The price was the same at every park for the first half of our trip but for the second half as we got closer to Christmas day the price went up at the MK. The other parks remained the same. Guess they sell more popcorn there. LOL After the holidays the price went back down according to threads I have read about the buckets.

Soda is going up everywhere so it is not surprising they are raising the price at Disney. It use to be on sale around here all the time 1.00 or less for a 2 liter. Now most the time when it is on sale it is 1.25-1.50. It has been going on sale less and less as well.
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