- In the Parks
People don't pay $200 just for the attractions.... they are spending that money on a day out with their family. Taking pictures, watching shows, eating snacks and meeting characters. It's a whole package. That's probably why it's easy to accept all these supposedly unacceptable issues.
For a family of 4, that $200 a day is actually $800. Plus marked up food & merchandise, closer to $1000 probably. I can think of several other places to take pictures, watch shows, eat snacks, and meet "characters" (maybe not the kid-friendly kinda characters) for much, much less.
One day at Disneyland for my wife and I, is one months worth of a Tesla car payment.