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

monothingie

I'm both Crunchy and Delicious!
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But what’s even more stupid is I don’t think there have been sold out parks recently, or not many anyway. So the whole system is pointless.
Not only pointless, but a leading driver of guest dissatisfaction. Difficult and complicated is a close second behind expensive, as a leading negative factor for guests wanting/not wanting to visit WDW.

I guess a continually increasing number of empty Disney Hotel rooms are a good thing?
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
Not only pointless, but a leading driver of guest dissatisfaction. Difficult and complicated is a close second behind expensive, as a leading negative factor for guests wanting/not wanting to visit WDW.

I guess a continually increasing number of empty Disney Hotel rooms are a good thing?
…well it saves on wear and tear/rehab

Those Pennies save over years more than makes up for the hundreds of dollars of lost guest spending each day

Don’t be so dense 🙄
 

monothingie

I'm both Crunchy and Delicious!
Premium Member
…well it saves on wear and tear/rehab

Those Pennies save over years more than makes up for the hundreds of dollars of lost guest spending each year

Don’t be so dense 🙄
But thanks to G+ / ILL, all the rides and attractions have to be at 100% all the time because of the potential loss in revenues by having them down for long rehabs.
 

Jambo Dad

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They are opening for Annual Passholders for 1 day every month but won’t let you know until that day and only if MK is less than 50% full with a relative humidity above 90% and if it’s not a Saturday, Sunday and it’s not a night with a full moon. We value our AP holders and hope to offer even more benefits in 2025.
 

Fido Chuckwagon

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Meanwhile, it looks like Universal is about to beat Disney and have the first combination drone/fireworks show in Orlando. I bet anything we see Universal start to close later and keep people in the parks after they do that.
 

Andrew25

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Meanwhile, it looks like Universal is about to beat Disney and have the first combination drone/fireworks show in Orlando. I bet anything we see Universal start to close later and keep people in the parks after they do that.
I hope so. Love Universal, but I'd argue having to check park hours whenever you plan on visiting is just as annoying as the park pass system. Randomly closing the parks at 6PM for a private event on a Friday/Saturday is just bizarre.
 

Tom Morrow

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The way they're still playing wildcard with the Annual Pass "good to go" days is insane to me. Like, how much of a difference can it really make? Oh no, if we drop these AP reservations we might get 100 additional guests in the park today! Even though we're nowhere near capacity! Clinging to this system after all this time is so very anti-consumer.

I hope so. Love Universal, but I'd argue having to check park hours whenever you plan on visiting is just as annoying as the park pass system. Randomly closing the parks at 6PM for a private event on a Friday/Saturday is just bizarre.

Not only that but they often allow the people attending those events into the park early, resulting in a huge surge of guests, making the day more unpleasant for the day guests.
 
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Andrew25

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Not only that but they often allow the people attending those events into the park early, resulting in a huge surge of guests, making the day more unpleasant for the day guests.
Yup - Universal also plays the inflated posted wait-time game so people don't hop in line at the last minute.

It wasn't difficult to see why Cinematic Celebration, a spectacular show, didn't draw guests as intended... you never knew if the park would open late enough to see it lol
 

twilight mitsuk

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Yup - Universal also plays the inflated posted wait-time game so people don't hop in line at the last minute.

It wasn't difficult to see why Cinematic Celebration, a spectacular show, didn't draw guests as intended... you never knew if the park would open late enough to see it lol
look at Hagrid's wait time at closing
sign says 60 minutes waited about 25 minutes
 

DisneyDodo

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The way they're still playing wildcard with the Annual Pass "good to go" days is insane to me. Like, how much of a difference can it really make? Oh no, if we drop these AP reservations we might get 100 additional guests in the park today! Even though we're nowhere near capacity! Clinging to this system after all this time is so very anti-consumer.
I feel like they’re keeping the park pass system around in this form not to limit guests, but to anticipate how many there will be. APs are being used as a proxy for overall attendance. They’re forcing a subset of customers to disclose their plans ahead of time so they can plan accordingly, even though they will ultimately let them in regardless.
 

Tom Morrow

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Wait, can someone clarify this? Whether it's a "good to go" day or a "reservation required" day, if it's after 2 PM, do Annual Passholders not have to worry about the reservation? That would help a lot as I rarely go before 2 PM anyway.
 

Brian

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Wait, can someone clarify this? Whether it's a "good to go" day or a "reservation required" day, if it's after 2 PM, do Annual Passholders not have to worry about the reservation? That would help a lot as I rarely go before 2 PM anyway.
Yes, unless it's a weekend at Magic Kingdom, in which case, a reservation is still required (unless it happens to be a Good to Go day).
 

Tom Morrow

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Yes, unless it's a weekend at Magic Kingdom, in which case, a reservation is still required (unless it happens to be a Good to Go day).
Oh, good. This wasn't totally clear, I ended up finding it mentioned as in a line near the bottom of the park reservations start page. This is a little better.
 
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