Something I read in one of Kevin Yee's columns prompted me to ask a question. When you dine at one of Disneyland's fine eateries, how much extra will you pay for "ambience"?
To clarify: Kevin mentioned that at an Irish pub type place on Disney's Florida property, diners inside the place paid 15 bucks for fish and chips that cost $8.50 if bought outside.
Back in the day when I cooked in the New Orleans Square Main Kitchen (as a CM in the 70's and early 80's, creole jambalaya cost much more if you ate it at the Blue Bayou compared to what it cost at the French Market. The very same stuff...I should know...I cooked it.
In essence, you paid an "ambience fee" for sit-down service and fake fireflies, instead of going through a cafeteria line and getting it on a plastic plate.
I'd much rather sit outside and enjoy the less-expensive ambience of New Orleans Square, but I must confess - and I know this will draw objections from many Mice-Chatters - I've always felt the Bayou to be at least somewhat overpriced and overrated (And again, I used to prepare much of their food).
Should you pay extra for china plates and fireflies?