I know both Cedar Fair and Six Flags have that detailed info in its apps. In fact Six Flags in its Membership program has a frequent visitor program where people are awarded gifts and front of the line passes for getting points.I'm ok with this. It shouldn't be dificult to see who the flippers and resellers are. Does Disney scan the passes during the purhcases? I am sure they do so all they have to do is have the system keep track of multiple of the same item bought and then reviewed to see if it could be a possibility of it being used for business/profit
Let me state MY opinion, with no inside info.What I don’t understand is why they don’t make everything that’s available at the park available on the shop Disney Parks app? A lot of the collectible stuff is always available “in store only.” Then they could have each item be limited to 1-2 quantity max for each AP. Of course, non APs could still find ways to get as many as they want but would it matter if Disney is getting paid full price?
Is this maybe about Disney thinking they could convert some of these people that hire personal shoppers into guests or APs if less flippers or personal shoppers were around? Or is this about the effect that flippers may have on phased roll outs of certain items? If Disney is trying to create a demand and the Flippers / APs are buying everything at a discounted price then Disney is losing a little bit of potential profit in the long run. I just can’t imagine it’s a whole lot.
What I do know is they re not revoking people’s passes because they care about fans/ guests not getting a particular item.
I don’t think this is it. If this was the case they wouldn’t be releasing extremely limited quantities of a particular item but allowing folks to buy 10 each.Let me state MY opinion, with no inside info.
It is an image thing. When AP's stand in line and then get turned away, well you have unhappy folks.
Not sure why they just don't limit the amount pet AP. Computers can be programmed to track the sales, and turn down a sale if the barcode has already been used for the item.
Simple, easy and let's the most AP holders get the limited items.
I wish I could read the article. For some reason, OC Register has decided I've reached my limit of free articles - even though I haven't read one in a couple months. It's very annoying! Any chance somebody could copy/paste? Thanks!
The park prohibits professional photographers. The press must get permission and are restricted as to what they can photograph. It is why so many news station use the Anaheim Hotel to report things.Totally different. The people that are buying a bunch of one item are depriving other guests of their ability to purchase the merch straight from Disney. If someone posts pics of the parks on a website that has ad revenue, they are supporting themselves in a way that doesn't affect other people in a negative way.
Can't see it going that far. I would think Disney has a good idea of what is legal before doing this.If I pay for an annual pass that has the benefit of a discount, what I do with the merchandise I purchase with that pass is my business. Disney has the right of first sale, it isn't legal to dictate resale terms. First-sale doctrine 17 U.S.C. § 109.
I don't buy and resell merch, but I kind of want to see this play out in court.
Business pro-tip, it's only illegal if they get caught. They're making the same bet you are, they can't see it going that far. Take enough people's ability to go to a park away while they still have to pay for it and watch the legal fireworks.Can't see it going that far. I would think Disney has a good idea of what is legal before doing this.