Originally posted by Wintem01
That's the most ridiculous statement I've read on these forums
You really need to do some more reading, then :-)
Seriously tho, as others have said, MH - it's quite typical to see food prices substantially inflated at amusement parks, and Disney is no exception
I don't like paying a premium either, you know, being the cheap b*****d I am, but I look at it like this - it'd take me and the clan 2-3 hours to exit the park, find a good hot dog (or whatever) for let's say half the price, purchase and eat those dogs (or whatever), and come back. I'd rather pay the premium and get more time on the rides (ok, ok, more time in the lines to get on the rides, heh)
In addition, the dogs at Casey's are actually QUITE good, above average in size, and include a lot of free toppings (like fresh sauerkraut) if you want them.
Also, much of the food in the Magic Kingdom runs between awful to mediocre, so finding something actually good is a minor miracle. I mean, you can pay that same 5.79 (or more - much more) for something awful, so naturally I'd prefer something good. Aside: Epcot is the opposite. TONS of good eats. TONS.
One other good thing I have found in the Magic Kingdom: the pineapple ice cream and slushie style drink/desserts at the Dole stall in Adventureland