April is Earth Month and in celebration, Disney World is making an eco-friendly decision to remove all plastic silverware from their Florida theme parks starting today.
A few years back Disney decided to remove all plastic straws from the theme parks in an effort to protect wildlife, especially at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Guests could still ask for straws but they were no longer front and center at most quick-service restaurants. Some places like La Cava del tequila came up with replacement straws made with agave nectar instead of plastic. Love them! You can get your own reusable straws here.
Back in 2019 the Disney Store and many of the shops at Walt Disney World began the removal of plastic bags instead encouraging guests to use reusable bags as a way to save the environment. Who doesn’t have about a million of them at their house?
With the popularity of items like the spork (only $10.99) from Star Wars Galaxy’s edge and recently the all-new Disney Parks reusable bamboo utensils, it was an easy transition to removing plastic silverware from all theme parks.
So starting today Disney World is going to remove all plastic silverware from the theme parks and encourage guests to bring their own. I found some nice bamboo ones on Amazon here, or you can pick up the Disney Parks reusable ones that come with a nice carrying pouch.
For those guests visiting a sit-down restaurant there will be a .98 cent surcharge to use Disney’s metal silverware. This is for maintaining and upkeep of these items.
Many Disney Addicts are behind this decision:
I never really used them anyway…Mr Tom Morrow
With the increased handwashing and hand sanitizers around the theme parks, the spread of germs is pretty much non-existent so plastic silverware is not really needed anymore. Who really uses a fork to eat Mickey Popcorn?
For those guests visiting events like Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival and the upcoming Food and Wine Festival Disney is allowing those more eco-friendly guests to opt-out of using plates instead Disney Chefs will place the food items in your hands where you could just eat and go. Talk about convenience!
The removal of plastic silverware at the theme parks will save the company millions of dollars and prevent waste at local landfills. There is no information if this eco-friendly change will be coming to Disneyland when they reopen on April 30th!
We will have more information at a later time…
and if you haven’t figured this out yet April Fools!
For some of our other past April Fools jokes check out these articles below:
- Disney to build footbridge from Transportation and Ticket Center to Magic Kingdom
- Disney lowers ticket prices and adds Magic Extras
- Universal Studios Hollywood officially reopens TODAY! - April 16, 2021
- Disney Cruise Line Pop-Up Shop Now Open at Disney Springs - April 16, 2021
- Disney Magic sailings through October 9th have been suspended - April 15, 2021