What a $hit show.
To clarify, are you saying there will be an "all four parks" genie + pass? Potentially?I could be wrong on all of this.
The rumor is that we'll soon see per-park Genie+ pricing. So if you want to use G+ at two parks, it'll potentially be 2 separate purchases.
No word yet on prices.
I don't expect prices to drop, at least at MK and HS. For one thing, a price drop would essentially be a discount to guests who only visit one park per day. And there's already enough demand at the popular rides. A price drop would only make that worse.
I've heard (but not seen) that the MK price will be the same as "all four parks", which would encourage you to go somewhere else after the MK. That's another way of shifting demand.
I'd expect lower prices at AK and EP, in part to encourage people to go to those parks. Also, as we've shown with ETPE, there's really no need for G+ for resort guests using ETPE at AK. So this per-park strategy allows them to reprice the value proposition.
I still expect per-park prices to fluctuate every day.
I've not seen how IT will implement all of this. I'd expect that any sort of change/refund will require you to visit Guest Relations, since I doubt that will be built into MDE.
ETA: This is just for WDW, not DLR, which is not changing (I'm told).
Nothing official yet. I've heard AK and EP pricing might be lower as an incentive. I don't expect MK or HS pricing to drop much, if at all.
I was also told there wasn't an IT budget for scenarios like refunds or "I bought for this park but now we're headed to that park." So expect manual interventions there. I could be wrong.
So is there an option to buy it for multiple parks or is it a la carte only?
This is going to be an absolute cluster at Guest Relations.
Why would this be an issue? Nobody can pre-purchase Genie+?I was also told there wasn't an IT budget for scenarios like refunds or "I bought for this park but now we're headed to that park." So expect manual interventions there. I could be wrong.
Yikes. If true this is astoundingly out of touch. And I say that as someone who admires a lot about Disney and think people are much too hard on them with the armchair quarterbacking criticism. But this is just… wow. Read the room. Customers are already starting to stay home, and I’m convinced part of that has to do with word-of-mouth happening during post Covid trips (no ME, Genie, big price increases even as they suffered from labor and supply shortages.) I honestly didn’t hear a single positive review from anyone who went during that time span if they were a repeat visitor (the one exception was first time visitors). They are squeezing their golden goose to borderline chokehold levels to fund a streaming service with no clear path to ever making that profitable.
So there’s basically going to be 5 Genie+ packages?
Package A - MK, HS, EC, AK
Package B - MK
Package C - HS
Package D - EC
Package E - AK
Package A is what we have currently, and will be priced just about the same as in the current Genie+ dynamic pricing model.
But now there’s options (Packages B-E) for guests who are just doing one park one day, which are plenty if not the majority of guests (especially at MK). These are going to be priced similar to A or lower, giving a “discount” to those one-park guests.
Idk if it’s more confusing imo, it’s just more options. Definitely more price points to keep track of though lol.
Now if I misunderstood and they’re getting rid of Package A in this scenario, then I’ll be throwing hands. I love park hopping and the ability to schedule rides for other parks while I’m in a different one.
Yeah if option A is gone it may be enough for us to cancel our trip. That would be insane if so.
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