Hurricane Irma refugees call out Disney World resort for price gouging food and drinks

A Disney World resort has been accused of price gouging by stranded Hurricane Irma refugees.

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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, marked up their food and beverage prices during the natural disaster in what a spokesperson for the brand told The Street is an “isolated situation.”

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Small bottles of Dasani water were sold for $2, Minute Maid apple juice boxes were $2.69, and there was even allegedly a hamburger being sold for $15.

The “happiest place on Earth” reportedly chalked it up to an “over-anxious cast member” and corrected the issue by offering a menu of food and beverage deals for $6.

This is not the first accusation of price gouging reported during Hurricane Irma. Multiple people accused South Florida 7-Eleven stores of jacking up the price for a case of water. According to Fortune, Amazon faced a lot of online criticism for exorbitant water and phone charger costs. Skyrocketing ticket prices from Delta Airlines were also the cause of outrage on Twitter — one passenger’s screenshot showed that her ticket from Miami to Phoenix had gone from $547 to $3,258. Whatever items were not hiked up to crazy costs quickly vanished from shelves; an entire pallet of water disappeared from a South Florida Sam’s Club in 42 seconds.

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