Published: November 26, 2012 at 10:50 PMAs a child my parents used to always buy my brother and me a Mickey ears balloon when we were departing Disneyland. Today, I wouldn't even consider buying one for myself, my nephews or anyone. The price of a balloon has skyrocketed more than anything else that is sold in a Disney theme park. It's a disgusting rip off. I don't know anyone of sane mind that buys Disney balloons.
Published: November 27, 2012 at 12:18 PMTwo years ago, I paid $40 dollars for two Mickey ear balloons. I was in shock. They also caught me in a weak moment (I had become sick on a ride). First because I didn't know how much it would be. Second, because they had already given my young sons the balloons before telling me the price. Feeling horrible, I didn't need the mommy guilt to kick in. Needless to say, that was the first and last time I bought balloons for my children. I do understand the price increase though, since they have the lights now, and that the balloon is inside a thicker plastic that also contains helium. But still, $20 dollars a balloon was more than I would normally pay.
Published: November 30, 2012 at 5:04 AMAmanda.