That's fine... I'm not saying that Universal isn't a hell of a bargain. If I didn't have a wife & kid, I'd go there and Busch and never set foot in Disney.
Doesn't detract from my $45/day including food, though. I honestly don't think that Disney's that expensive. Even their food prices are in line. $1.25 for a bottle of water? Try finding that at a Cedar Fair, Universal, or Six Flags park.
My first visit to Six Flags Great America this past Saturday really wasn't that costly. I was very impressed with the amount and low price of new merchendise. The selection of food offering also was better. All of this resulting in increased spending by all five of us. 4 new sweatshirts @ $24.99, 3 new mugs around $9.00 each. Johnny Rockets $14.99 x 5. Great new candy items $25. Now I'm not including any of the discounts offered. We sumed it up this way, "The money will go towards 2009's replacement of Vu and Splashwater Falls." In the end we left happy and the parks pockets received what will be lot's of spending based on current product trends. For the GP Great America is offering tons of discounts on admission. Let's keep in mind Disney builds what they do based on the profits turned every year. It look like Six flags is learning and hopefully soon will be in the black.