I'll first lay some groundwork, which has absolutely nothing to do with the topic at hand, but fills you in on the first part of our day. We got to Disneyland, and the four of us agreed to go to California Adventure first, since they closed at 6pm, as opposed to Disneyland's 9pm. So we went there, rode "Soarin' Over California" and "Tower of Terror," got a fastpass to "California Screamin," and then went to the Disneyland side. (Never to return and use the fastpass, due to forgetfulness.) We are all very indecisive people when it comes to things like rides, etc. So we agreed that one person would lead us in California Adventure, and I would lead us in Disneyland, since that's my favorite out of the two. And it was there that my world turned upside-down. (not really, but for discussion's sake let's say it did.) Of course, it was imperative that we go watch "Billy Hill and the Hillbillies" at the Golden Horseshoe in Frontier Land as it is my absolute favorite thing to see at Disneyland.
Now follow me as I lead you subtly into my shocking news. As many of you may have observed already, Disneyland has been upping the price of daily parking about 1 dollar each year or so since a few years ago. When my family moved to southern California in '05, the price for parking, if I remember correctly, was at 9 dollars per day. It is now at 12 dollars. That is not really a drastic change, albeit, it is a steady one, which is dangerous as well. However that is not the primary disturbing change of which I speak.
Ready? As we travelled to the Golden Horseshoe, we decided to eat there as we waited for Billy Hill, as I have already stated. In times past, up till now, I had enjoyed a good full basket of nice, plump chicken strips while awaiting the infamous "Billy Hill" show. I went in to save a table for the four of us, while the three went and ordered food. I had Daryn get me my usual, chicken strips. He called me minutes later saying, "They don't serve chicken strips anymore. They only have chicken nuggets." which I found out were about half the size of the previous mentions chicken strips. I asked how much for the nuggets and soda, to which he replied, "$11.50." I about fell out of my chair.
Not 5 months ago, at that same diner, I had eaten a nice fat juicy chicken strip meal for around 8 dollars. I had never heard of a Disneyland diner upping their prices by that much in that short amount of time. Ridiculous.
I hope that news was as shocking and outrageous to you as it was to me. Refer back to the above photo for a view of the new 11 dollar mini-nuggets.