I've thoroughly enjoyed our discussions here in the past and for the most part, I feel like you and I share the same point of view -- *but* the difference between us is that I don't make excuses for Disney. And, while I agree with your post above, it just seems to me like you will defend Disney's decisions no matter what and that is unfortunate to me. Your posts are very insightful and a pleasure to read but heavily biased.One day tickets do cost more for the MK.
But as far as multi-day and hoppers go, they are already heavily discounted as it is, so that's sort of their way of subsidizing MK admission by charging an equal price for all parks on all multi-day tickets. Starting with at four day ticket @ $305, it's only $10 for each additional day you add. That's it. $10 for day 5, $10 for day 6, $10 for day 7, all the way up to day 10 (4 days is $305, 10 days is $365). Sure, it's their way of encouraging longer stays at the hotels, but it's hard to turn down $10/day for any park, especially for someone like me who doesn't go that often. 1 day at each park leaves me feeling terribly rushed. Maybe the Studios is currently exempt from that, but generally speaking, I like to experience the parks at a very casual pace, so 2-3 days is necessary for each one (again, Studios notwithstanding until Star Wars and Toy Story and whatever else are finished).
But really it's no different than an all you can eat buffet. You can go in and choose to eat the expensive menu items (Magic Kingdom), or you can just fill up on something else (the other parks). Regardless of what you eat, you still pay one price. The MK being the same price as the other parks is really no different than what happens inside an individual park when it comes to choosing what to do. Once you're in the park, you could ride all e-tickets, or you could spread it around, or you could ride nothing at all. No matter what you do, though, the price for admission doesn't change.
It doesn't really matter to me what the breakdown is in cost per ticket or that MK is a better value for a use of a ticket. I see it as an overall budget, and from there, I choose how I want to distribute the time I've purchased.
@AEfx, you are the only guy here that I can confide in objectively regarding the various dynamics and vicissitudes of the Frozen Ever After project. So, you know how much I value your opinion(s) no matter how wrong you are most of the time -- *but* Sci Fi is not half *****. I've never been there before but the pics look so cool, maybe I'll try it one day.Ditto for Star Wars.
It's funny because for a destination that supposedly offers such unique dining experiences, WDW doesn't really try very hard. I mean, Sci-Fi is probably the most "themed" in terms of immersion and even it is half-assed when it really comes down to it. Whatever they call the restaurant at Nemo now (is that even still open?), is cool if you are sitting next to the tank. 50's is pretty well themed. Of course, I am forgetting the MM+ gated holy land known as BoG, but in that case they have probably the worst logistical set up that could have been imagined, so they fail there, too. Even something as conceptually cool as Cosmic Rays really is the same level as your average Chuck E Cheese.
If I were WDW I'd be embarrassed that the most "fun" themed restaurants on the property are owned by another company.
I like Coral Reef -- not for the food, just the ambiance and that turtle. I always sit up close to the tank and I prefer the booths facing the tank over the tables.
As for BOG, I can't speak for breakfast or lunch but the dinner is awesome. Now, the food was not the best I've ever had, not by a long shot. But, the restaurant was beautiful and it's so funny when 'The Beast' enters the dining room to graciously greet everyone like five times during a single setting. LOL.
While Cosmic Rays food leaves much to be desired, the music there is so funny, it totally cracks me up.
The challenge will be for Disney to create an exceptional dining experience in Avatarland that can distinguish itself from The Rain Forest Cafe and T-Rex concepts.
Oh, I totally agree. MK doesn't even need to have tiers -- and, it wouldn't take much for Disney to add more rides in the other parks. Technically, all of this could be remedied in less than a year.Eliminating the FP+ tiers is very high on my wish list too. I am the planner in our family. It is always embarrassing when my wife and daughter ask what fast passes we have for the day and I include Nemo, LWTL, Muppetvision or Ariel's show. I like all of those attractions but holding fast passes for them is pretty ridiculous. Of course it will take a few big new draws in each park to make the tiers go away.