Walt Disney World Resort has released its latest upcharge with a $120 cookout and viewing of the Independence Day fireworks from the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Yes, the grill will include the classic hot dog and baked beans but finer tastes will prevail with steak and shrimp, specialty drinks, beer and wine.

The evening begins with a 7 p.m. dinner at the resort’s Summerhouse, followed by dessert and a lakefront viewing of the fireworks from the Grand Floridian Marina. A live DJ and crafts for kids will round out the evening.

If it rains, the event will move to the Grand Floridian Convention Center.

The $120 cost does not include taxes; ages 3-11 are $59.

The pricey cookout is one of several upcharges Disney has introduced that include a $199 VIP tour of the Magic Kingdom, a $129 guided Star Wars Land tour and $49 per person ice cream social to meet Princess Tiana.

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The youngest of seven children, Terry O. Roen followed two older brothers into journalism. Her career started as a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, where she wrote stories on city and county government, schools, courts and religion. She has also reported for the Associated Press, where she covered the Casey Anthony and Trayvon Martin trials along with the Pulse massacre. Married to her husband, Hal, they have two children and live in Winter Park. A lifelong tourist in her own state, she writes about Central Florida’s growing tourism industry for Florida Politics and Orlando Rising.

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