When my family was at DL yesterday, I noticed that there was something odd about the water we purchased. Instead of the sports bottle we had always received when purchasing a bottle of water from an ODV Cart, we received screwtop bottles that were 20 fl. oz. instead of the 24 fl. oz. in the sports bottles. I would think that the price would have been less, but no. Still paid the same $2.75 for the bottle.
When I purchased my next bottle of water from the popcorn cart in New Orleans Square, I asked when the change occured. The CM told me it happened about a week ago.
On a hot day like yesterday, it makes me sad to think that people who are spending good money to get hydrated are being a bit ripped off by Disneyland. When I was at WDW, the water was much cheaper for the same size sports bottles that we have (had) at DL. They understand the value of people needing to hydrate themselves properly while walking all over the parks. Not so much the folks crunching number in the TDA building who made the decision to downsize the water bottles.
I did spy a few sports bottles of water while at DCA & DL, and I noticed the ODV fruit/refreshment cart on Main Street still had the sports bottles for sale. Does anyone know why DL is changing the size of the bottled water they are selling to guests?
(On a side note: I understand that there are water fountains located throughout the parks, but I am a bit spoiled when it comes to my bottled water.)