“Just for one day in the park and one night at the hotel, we were looking at over $1k and that didn’t even include food,” he says. “I had to explain to the kids that Mickey was out of Daddy’s budget.”

The Hustle analyzed the cost of three family activities in 1960 vs. 2022:

A baseball game A movie at a theater A one-day Disneyland visit

Source: America’s favorite family outings are increasingly out of reach

Generally, I just wouldn’t do any of these things anyway. They can all be fun, of course. That said, I just can’t imagine the next time I’d really want to go to a movie theater.