I just got home from a long four day weekend, where, among many other things, we spent two whole days at Disneyland and I am exhausted.
It is really tiring sticking it to The Man. ("The Man" being Disneyland in this situation.)
My preparations to stick it to The Man began on Disneyland Eve. I stayed up way too late meticulously packing a bag of goodies to sustain us during the day. At Disneyland food prices, I estimated that I avoided paying $140.00 to The Man by bringing my own food into the park!
The bag I packed included* -
3 Peanut Butter Sandwiches - $30
2 Oranges - $5.00
3 Large Water Bottles - $30.00
10 Granola Bars - $20.00
1 Quart Bag of Trail mix - $25.00
5 Nutri-grain Bars - $15.00
1 Quart Bag of Cheerios - $15.00
*All prices are conservative estimates of what these same items would cost if I bought them at Disneyland.
You that have never been to Disneyland may think I am exaggerating. No. It really is that expensive to buy food at the park.
Even though it was my birthday weekend and we were "livin' it up" by getting a hotel room in Anaheim, I still couldn't justify buying food at the park. Erik went against everything I believe in and bought a Mickey Mouse ice cream on Thursday. (In his defense, it was really hot outside.) My mother and I figured that each bite of that little ice cream cost him $1.00. I hope it was worth it.