I had mentioned in today’s post covering the Christmas Day Parade that two of Diamond Horseshoe’s Kids Meals were now priced at $6.99. Other than Restaurantosaurus at Animal Kingdom, where meals are served in a plastic pail and come with a plastic shovel, virtually all Kids Picks meals are $5.49. That’s up from the previous price of $4.99 that was in effect as recently as the beginning of August. When Yakitori House opens as Katsura Grill early next month, its Kids Picks meal will also be priced at $6.99. In this instance, the meal is Teriyaki Chicken with rice and vegetables, side of udon noodles, choice of beverage, and a cookie. At the moment, the “Children’s Meal” at the temporary Japan quick service location is $7.50. I’m thinking out loud that we may see additional Kids Picks priced at $6.99 in the near future.
In several instances, the $5.49 Kids Picks meal isn’t a bad value. In the case of Diamond Horseshoe, you would have been able to purchase two Kids Picks for about the same price as an adult entree and beverage. That would give you the opportunity to try both the turkey and the pork and come away with a similar amount of food. If you have kids, you’re probably aware that most of the Kids Picks options are the same across all quick service locations. For example, many quick services offer an Uncrustables Sandwich or Macaroni & Cheese. We can assume that this is partially due to the number of adults who would purchase the Kid size portion if the options were a little more interesting. Should prices on select Kids Picks be raised to $6.99, perhaps we would see more interesting choices for kids.