Depends on where you go, lol. Our Wal-Mart and a few other places sell those snack pack bags for 50 cents,etc. Its the large bags that make it $$. Either way, there is usually a jack up on prices at Disney, a street fair, you name it. It’s how they make the $ they lose on the ticket discounts, etc. I mean come on, I’ve seen cereal boxes that are $2 a box (tiny 1 person one’s) at WDW. Meanwhile, if you bring your own, you spend $2.50 for 8 at Wal-Mart. You can’t tell me WDW doesn’t buy in bulk and that these boxes of cereal, chips, soda, etc are truly that darn expensive. But they raise the price and guess what? People buy them. Same with the soda, food, gifts, etc.
It’s like that everywhere. It’s a part of life and business.
But most people get the case of the “I’m only going to be here once this year.” or "I’m not going to be back for years. " thoughts and will shell it out. I’ve done it, heck I bought the $70 monorail thing for my ds. Where is it now?? In a bin, and once in awhile I get to hear the monorail speech when the button gets pressed on accident. It reminds me to never let dh tell me that it’s the coolest thing ever. :rolleyes:
The discounts might not be as deep or as good to some people. The food might not be as much of a variety or portion size as they use to be, but it’s going on all over. BK switched fry boxes to shell out less fries and other places are cutting meat portions by 3 or 4 bites worth maybe more.
There are those that will go regardless, those that will go and save money on food or etc, and those that will only go with a good discount and if none appear, just won’t go yet if at all.
I fall into the “there better be a good deal going on or I won’t ever get dh to go” category. :laugh:
Disney will find a way to make money someway somehow. A new ride, new show, new hotel, new park, the possibilities are endless.
Where there is a will and there’s a way, Disney will do it.