- Oct 9, 2000
Exactly, we always visit the Disney Outlets too. We just returned and they had lots of 40th stuff there along with a ton of DCL stuff. Of course they had the last promotion stuff. Beach towels were 9.99 and they were BOGO (this was the promotion beach towel they sold at the store)-- so $5 a towel. I bought Duffy the bear for 60% off ($30 down to $9.99). Yes his clothes said 2011, but they can be removed. We are DVC members so do several of our meals in our kitchen. But we do do one meal a day. We always have a rental car, so we do venture up to publix to pick up subs or fried chicken to eat on the balcony or at the pool. I agree with the OP, prices are out of control and I just don't know how families do it.The high price of souvenirs is the reason I always plan a trip to the Disney outlets in the area. You can get real Disney merchandise for a lot less. As far as food, we tend to eat meals offsite or get kids meals(plenty of food when you are about to run around and ride rides). I really wanted a 40th shirt last year, and would have paid $30 for one, but they only had the teenager shaped shirts or the men's styles. For the price they charge, you would think a woman's fit shirt wouldn't be too much to ask.