Oh I’m not new. Same as @FigmentForver96. I tried over and over again to get into my account but no resets or passwords I tried worked. So alas I’m forced to start over. I messaged Steve just to let him know who I am so nobody thinks I’m attempting to break forum rules on purpose.Welcome to the forums
The difference for me is that in my eyes the 3 pillars of what you pay for are rides, characters and parades.Special events are just that “special” I.e above and beyond so charging seems to me to be less of an afront."I paid for a day in the park and now I have to pay more to stay for the Halloween Party?!"
Ok, I'll pay.
"I paid for a day in the park, then paid for the party, but I have to pay more to go to the Cruella’s Halloween Hide-A-Way?!"
Some of it will. The interactions will be rough or differnet if things stay this thick. Entertainment has never gone away completely. Imagineers and designers often say there are three types of people who visit theme parks. One of them is going ot be the type of person who meets as many characters as they can. It is not me, but that is a huge aspect and market.What makes anyone think entertainment, especially character entertainment, is coming back?
Exactly this.Disney gets money from these experiences by having people wait in line for them with their kids, buying autpgraph books, photopass and spending more time in the park. They are pretty ingrained as a standard part of the experience. For sure the company has toyed around with the idea of upcharge versions where there is some more personal involvement such as the tea parties, meals and experiences that already exist, but it is doubtful you are going to ever see what is described implemented.