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News Disney Park Pass System announced for Walt Disney World theme park reservations

mnelson3

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Should be interesting to see what happens to availability once nighttime shows return. Hopefully a significant capacity increase comes along with it.
 

Sorcerer Mickey

Active Member
Curious to hear where capacity is at now (above 35%). Just got back from our trip and all four parks felt like they were operating on a normal day. Extended queues with six-feet markers were still out at all the parks and the lines still filled that space, even though everyone was less than three feet apart (sometimes it felt like less than one foot).
 

Jrb1979

Well-Known Member
Curious to hear where capacity is at now (above 35%). Just got back from our trip and all four parks felt like they were operating on a normal day. Extended queues with six-feet markers were still out at all the parks and the lines still filled that space, even though everyone was less than three feet apart (sometimes it felt like less than one foot).
I bet wait times were high too.
 

trojanjustin

Well-Known Member
Curious to hear where capacity is at now (above 35%). Just got back from our trip and all four parks felt like they were operating on a normal day. Extended queues with six-feet markers were still out at all the parks and the lines still filled that space, even though everyone was less than three feet apart (sometimes it felt like less than one foot).

When you say extended queues, do you mean like Haunted Mansion into Frontierland or just the extended queues at the attraction itself?
 

monothingie

Hooray! People Are Paying Attention To Me!
Premium Member

Disney Park Pass now unavailable for all ticket types for the remainder of May 2021 at Disney World​

They don’t have enough cast members.

Ate yesterday at 7PM at an empty Rose and Crown. Only 2 CM working outside tables. ADRs nonexistent.

Disney Springs is packed to capacity but operating hours are short. They can’t find enough people to work. Which means capacity suffers greatly.
 

disneygeek90

Premium Member
This is a terrible guest eperience. You can’t even argue that the lower crowds are a nice guest benefit because with all the shows closed the lines are still long for everything.

Hopefully once capacity is back to “normal” we won’t see days blocked weeks in advance. I’d also like to see the number of days APs can hold increased too.

Prior to covid there were very limited days every year the parks truly hit capacity.
 

Jrb1979

Well-Known Member
This is a terrible guest eperience. You can’t even argue that the lower crowds are a nice guest benefit because with all the shows closed the lines are still long for everything.

Hopefully once capacity is back to “normal” we won’t see days blocked weeks in advance. I’d also like to see the number of days APs can hold increased too.

Prior to covid there were very limited days every year the parks truly hit capacity.
Don't be surprised if you see that going forward. Limiting how many days a month you can visit.
 

MisterPenguin

Fully Pfizered!
Premium Member
Limiting park attendance was the "nuclear option" I've mentioned at times before when discussing FP+ and park attendance being beyond capacity and their tipping point.

Disney's been using a lot of carrots and sticks to move people from peak times to off-peak times. And the prime way to stomp that peak is to significantly raise prices. Which Disney's been doing. The last option was the nuclear one: limit park attendance through a park pass/reservation system.

A park reservation system should put an end to Disney making significant hikes to prices to tamp down peaks. Tho, of course, Disney can still do both. Law of Demand.

At least if you pay the big price and get a reservation, you won't have an hour wait to get on TTA, because the parks would never get that crowded.

Remember, once dining and merch space reaches capacity, Disney can't squeeze more money out of people, and everyone is having a lousy time. Park reservation caps solve that issue... at the expense of people sitting in their homes angry they can't get a reservation for a certain date. Better that than showing up with a valid ticket and being turned away at the gate because of a phased closing.
 

jt04

Well-Known Member
Limiting park attendance was the "nuclear option" I've mentioned at times before when discussing FP+ and park attendance being beyond capacity and their tipping point.

Disney's been using a lot of carrots and sticks to move people from peak times to off-peak times. And the prime way to stomp that peak is to significantly raise prices. Which Disney's been doing. The last option was the nuclear one: limit park attendance through a park pass/reservation system.

A park reservation system should put an end to Disney making significant hikes to prices to tamp down peaks. Tho, of course, Disney can still do both. Law of Demand.

At least if you pay the big price and get a reservation, you won't have an hour wait to get on TTA, because the parks would never get that crowded.

Remember, once dining and merch space reaches capacity, Disney can't squeeze more money out of people, and everyone is having a lousy time. Park reservation caps solve that issue... at the expense of people sitting in their homes angry they can't get a reservation for a certain date. Better that than showing up with a valid ticket and being turned away at the gate because of a phased closing.

Nailed it.

And to deal with pent up demand, the separate ticket events. And those too will sell quickly.

It is great marketing if it doesn't alienate too many traditional customers. I don't like change. 😕
 

jt04

Well-Known Member
Don't be surprised if you see that going forward. Limiting how many days a month you can visit.

They will have to. Or you will purchase different amounts of points like DVC. Weekends and peak season will require more points to be used to attend.

They're putting the cash cow on steroids 💊 🐮
 

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