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News Bobby Mouse needs his cut.. (Price Increase)

nesboy43

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Disney fans are so predictably contradictory. Of course they ASKED for this price increase because they are the reason for the overcrowding and the decrease in value for prices paid. They want less crowds yet contribute to overcrowding, now more than ever. Maybe if they are so unhappy, they will stop going. The only ones crying about it is themselves as if we care that they cannot be consistent in their arguments.
If someone wants to go to a place and wants it to not have people, they are already living a contradiction.
 

DanielBB8

Well-Known Member
Make AP prices $10,000 and make one day one park tickets $75
Are you then going to complain that you’re getting a poor value for the $10,000 AP? All you’re getting is entry into the park with little else and the same attractions with a little IP overlay at Pixar Pier. Those paying $75 to enter will think nothing is wrong.
 

Phrubruh

Well-Known Member
Make AP prices $10,000 and make one day one park tickets $75
and make a special AP forum member price of $50 with likes over 20k because we are the original Disney fan boys. The rest of the internet are fakers.
 

TP2000

Well-Known Member
Those articles that come out every price raise are so predictable. They always mention inflation even though a park with limited capacity and high demand has every reason to raise prices.

If Disney over the years adjusted only with inflation they would be at max capacity every day. I also don’t see Dodger Stadium adding billion dollar additions. Those news outlets are either looking for views or are not looking at the big picture. Expecting Disneyland prices to scale with the economy is definitely entitlement, as is someone who loves Disneyland but is upset when they are priced out of their pass. Going less frequently whether it be a pass every few years or using tickets is always an option.
The American news media stopped looking at the "big picture" about 20 years ago. And now they play to an audience who apparently only wants to spend 75 seconds absorbing complex issues at an 8th grade comprehension level. There is no Walter Cronkite or Chet Huntley left to object to that industry practice.

The latest round of news stories on Disneyland's annual price increase are perfect examples of that.
 

jbradway

Active Member
I'm not sure who they are really trying to run off here. The family of 4 who want to spend a few days in the summer? Seems like it with the $199 park hopper ticket per day. The AP price increases won't cause enough eyes to blink. Seems like they are telling me to go somewhere else while the premium pass holders crowd the park.
 

shambolicdefending

Active Member
I'm not sure who they are really trying to run off here. The family of 4 who want to spend a few days in the summer? Seems like it with the $199 park hopper ticket per day. The AP price increases won't cause enough eyes to blink. Seems like they are telling me to go somewhere else while the premium pass holders crowd the park.
Alnost doesn't make sense for any non-locals to do Disneyland anymore. You'd think that kind of price structure would have long-term consequences, but what do I know?
 

Phrubruh

Well-Known Member
The pricing schedule is still really good for active and retired military.

Disneyland Resort is saluting active and retired U.S. military personnel by offering Military Promotional 3- and 4-Day Park Hopper Tickets. You can visit both theme parks each day of your ticket!

Purchase from November 1, 2018 through December 18, 2019, and receive admission for 3 days for just $178 or 4 days for $198 from January 1 through April 13 and April 23 through December 21, 2019.
 

1LE McQueen

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Original Poster
You give us more experiences like SWL and all of classic Disneyland (like Tropical Hideaway), well i'd be fairly "ok" about the price increases. Give us Pixar Pier (& Pixar Fest), M:BO (& Marvel Land), Hyperspace Mountain (& SW Tomorrowland), movie previews where MV3D used to be, and all the other IP advertisement trash they throw in the parks.. IMO, the prices should be going down not up.

We can blame increases on whomever we want but the real heartbreak comes from them targeting the same IPs with ZERO integration of non-IP attractions, budget cuts, issues (ehem, Toy Story Land), cookie cutter experiences; then charging more for all of it like it's what we're asking for.

Yes, I understand Supply and Demand. blah blah Disney is a business. I understand people love the newer stuff. For some reason. To each their own, but this is MY opinion and with it I am fairly unhappy about the direction here. Personally I don't think i'm asking for too much; More originality, even with loose IP integration. Some of the best attractions ever created put originality and care above all else.

I mean for goodness sake, there's more love and care in temporary overlay HMH then there is in what $hapek is offering as a full experience.
 

SuddenStorm

Well-Known Member
Alnost doesn't make sense for any non-locals to do Disneyland anymore. You'd think that kind of price structure would have long-term consequences, but what do I know?
Their current pricing structure encourages non-locals to spend multiple days at a time at Disneyland, 4 days is only $25 more than 3, and 5 days is only $15 more than 4. 5 days at Disneyland Park is $340- the amount of shows, music acts, and attractions that allows you to experience still seems like a solid deal, and the demand for the product is there.
 

SuddenStorm

Well-Known Member
You give us more experiences like SWL and all of classic Disneyland (like Tropical Hideaway), well i'd be fairly "ok" about the price increases. Give us Pixar Pier (& Pixar Fest), M:BO (& Marvel Land), Hyperspace Mountain (& SW Tomorrowland), movie previews where MV3D used to be, and all the other IP advertisement trash they throw in the parks.. IMO, the prices should be going down not up.

We can blame increases on whomever we want but the real heartbreak comes from them targeting the same IPs with ZERO integration of non-IP attractions, budget cuts, issues (ehem, Toy Story Land), cookie cutter experiences; then charging more for all of it like it's what we're asking for.

Yes, I understand Supply and Demand. blah blah Disney is a business. I understand people love the newer stuff. For some reason. To each their own, but this is MY opinion and with it I am fairly unhappy about the direction here. Personally I don't think i'm asking for too much; More originality, even with loose IP integration. Some of the best attractions ever created put originality and care above all else.

I mean for goodness sake, there's more love and care in temporary overlay HMH then there is in what $hapek is offering as a full experience.
You completely misunderstand. People don't go to Disney parks to ride nondescript coasters themed to [twilight zone] or whatever, Disney's offering them the opportunity to experience Pixar or Guardians of the Galaxy.
 

shambolicdefending

Active Member
Their current pricing structure encourages non-locals to spend multiple days at a time at Disneyland, 4 days is only $25 more than 3, and 5 days is only $15 more than 4. 5 days at Disneyland Park is $340- the amount of shows, music acts, and attractions that allows you to experience still seems like a solid deal, and the demand for the product is there.
Well, yeah, the price-per-unit goes down the more you commit to up front. That's standard for just about any kind of business.

But, in my own personal view, even the cheapest per-day tickets are above what I'd consider paying for a Disney experience. Add in hotels, travel, etc. and I just don't see the value.

Only makes sense to me if you live locally and can buy an AP and visit a ton for a flat price.
 

1LE McQueen

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
Well, yeah, the price-per-unit goes down the more you commit to up front. That's standard for just about any kind of business.

But, in my own personal view, even the cheapest per-day tickets are above what I'd consider paying for a Disney experience. Add in hotels, travel, etc. and I just don't see the value.

Only makes sense to me if you live locally and can buy an AP and visit a ton for a flat price.
I'm thinking about the Premier Passport and i'm having a difficult time understanding who the target market is. People who live in Orlando and just occasionally go to LA for business / Disneyland? I mean for 2 grand you're gonna have to visit the parks ALOT to get your moneys worth, and like you said that's not to mention travel, lodging, food, etc.
 

Phrubruh

Well-Known Member
Cedar Fair has a season pass that lets you visit all of their parks. So does Six Flags. It's just a industry standard thing. It's kind of nice to hit up a new park when your traveling. Granted Disney's is 10x more expensive than the other too.
 

1LE McQueen

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
Cedar Fair has a season pass that lets you visit all of their parks. So does Six Flags. It's just a industry standard thing. It's kind of nice to hit up a new park when your traveling. Granted Disney's is 10x more expensive than the other too.
For sure I agree that Premier Pass should be a thing, but for that price tag i'm wondering who's gonna buy it and get their money's worth with it. I was thinking about getting it at 1500+ and even then i'd have to make another trip to Disneyworld (after my Jan trip) and a lot of visits to DL, which is easier, to make it worthwhile. But at almost 2k I'd imagine i'd have to be living at (or around) Disney.
 

shortstop

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For sure I agree that Premier Pass should be a thing, but for that price tag i'm wondering who's gonna buy it and get their money's worth with it. I was thinking about getting it at 1500+ and even then i'd have to make another trip to Disneyworld (after my Jan trip) and a lot of visits to DL, which is easier, to make it worthwhile. But at almost 2k I'd imagine i'd have to be living at (or around) Disney.
I think you’d be surprised. There’s a rabid albeit small portion of the Disney Parks fanbase that easily gets their money’s worth on those AP’s by making multiple trips to each resort. But like you say, most of them are probably locals to DLR or WDW.

I mean, just look at how often a lot of the people on the WDW board on this site travel to Orlando. Throw in a trip or two to Anaheim and you easily get your money’s worth.
 
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