If you’ve been a long-time Disney fan, you’re no stranger to price increases.
In fact, over the past few years, we’ve been seeing quite a few price increases across the board. Nowadays, park tickets, food, merchandise, and Disney hotels cost more than ever before. Plus, with many Disney restaurants still changing and returning to “normal” after the temporary closures in 2020, we’ve seen prices rise here too. And, now increases are set to hit another Disney World Resort restaurant when it reopens.
After almost a year of refurbishments, Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is reopening on April 1st, 2023 — but, a lot has changed.
According to Disney, the entire interior of the restaurant has been revamped with a new “land and sea” concept, and the menu has been updated to match! Now, you’ll find a host of new menu items created exclusively for Narcoossee’s alongside returning fan-favorite dishes. But, be prepared to shell out even more cash for the signature restaurant.
First, let’s take a look at how much more the starters will cost you.
Before Narcoossee’s closed in 2022, the cheapest starter was priced at $14, and the most expensive was priced at $22. Now, the cheapest starter available on the menu is $15 and the most expensive is $28. Here’s the full breakdown of what’s changed:
- Shrimp and Grits remain on the menu for $19
- Barbecued Crispy Eggplant ($14) has been replaced with Sweet Potato Gnocchi ($16)
- Artisanal Cheeses ($22) has been replaced with the Ocean-Inspired Charcuterie Board ($28)
- Crispy Rhode Island Calamari ($18) has been replaced with Buttermilk Fried Calamari ($18)
- Shrimp and Crab Cake ($15) has been replaced with Brisket and Ricotta Tortellini ($16)
- Lobster Bisque has increased in price from $16 to $18
- Endive and Pear Salad ($15) has been replaced with a Blueberry and Barrel Aged Feta Salad ($15)
- Caesar Salad ($15) has been replaced with Romaine and Hearts of Palm ($16)
And, a lot has also changed when it comes to the Entrees, including some heft price hikes:
- Blackened Salmon ($41) was replaced with Lemongrass Poached Ora King Salmon ($46)
- Instead of your choice of seafood with the Surf & Turf (which cost between $52-$58 depending on what you chose), there’s only one option that includes a 6oz. Filet Mignon and Butter Poached Lobster Tail for $87.
- Filet Mignon ($54) was replaced with a 12oz. Prime NY Strip Steak ($59)
- Sweet Potato Gnocchi ($29) was replaced with Roasted Vegetable Paella ($34)
- Shrimp Scampi ($41) was replaced with Gulf Shrimp Bucatini ($42)
- Pan-seared Georges Bank Day Boat Scallops ($50) was replaced with Plancha-Seared Scallops & Parisian Gnocchi ($52)
- Milk-brined Duroc Pork Chop ($42) was replaced with Dry-aged Pork Ribeye Chop ($46)
- Mahi Mahi ($48) was replaced with Blackened Redfish ($48)
You’ll also notice that what was previously listed on the menu as “Enhancements” has now become “Sides,” and there’s a new version of the Enhancements section that lists three additional seafood options that you can add to any entree for an extra $27.
Plus, there are also some updates to the sides section of the menu worth noting:
- Sweet and Sour Brussel Sprouts remain on the menu for $11
- Grilled Asparagus ($13) was replaced with Wild Mushroom Risotto ($12)
- Narcoossee’s Signature Mashed Potatoes ($9) was replaced with “Loaded” Mashed Potatoes ($14)
So, all in all, there are really only a few dishes that were left unchanged when it comes to pricing, and the rest were either updated to a more expensive option or simply increased in price. But, does that mean that you should write off a return to Narcoossee’s? Not necessarily!
As a signature restaurant in Disney World, you’ll be treated to some of the best service and the best food on property. Plus, Narcoossee’s is unique in that it offers panoramic views of the Seven Seas Lagoon, meaning that you can get a great view of Magic Kingdom fireworks if you time your reservation just right!
Of course, the menu, pricing, and dining experience isn’t for everyone. But, if you’re thinking about making a reservation for Narcoossee’s when it reopens, be sure that you plan to spend a bit more on your meal. And, don’t forget that reservations open on March 1st and will then be available 60 days in advance.
Want to learn about more restaurant changes happening in Disney World hotels? Check out these posts:
- Reopening DATE & MENU Announced For Narcoossee’s in Disney World
- An Underrated Restaurant Is CHANGING At Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
- Big CHANGES Are Coming To Disney’s BoardWalk Inn!
- Disney World’s NEW Hotel Coffee Shop Is NOW OPEN!
And, stay tuned to The VacationEAR for more of the latest Disney hotel news and updates!