That’s is inconsistent with travel and labor statistics...If the product is good, people will find a way to make time and money to patronize. There are many times I should have put my money on things more important than renewing my pass but I don't regret it anyways. People have been constantly saying that Disney needs a park to distribute the crowds. It used to be Magic Kingdom is the only one crowded. Now even HS and DAK are packed. Even Disney Springs is packed whenever I go.
My suggestion before was if they make a Six Flags Magic Mountain/Cedar Point type park where it's more thrill rides like rollercoasters and flat rides. It's definitely way cheaper to build rollercoasters than dark/water rides. They could just theme the rides to their standards.
It’s not up to the majority of the customers...even at an expensive spot...too “make” the time or money. Real world responsibilities dictate travel opportunity more than anything. This is not a leisure society. It’s a consumption one...but those two things are not tied together.
Here’s some good internal info (it’s 20 years old so I won’t get sued):
Prior to the opening of dak in 1998...the average onsite trip stay was at 6.0 days...after dak - a billion dollars easy as the most expensive park built for many years - that number shocked Disney by going to 6.88.
Less than a day’s return. The glass wall was hit. You could build another park and what will happen is the others will be skipped more. That makes no sense...save the money and use the overhead you already spend.
The right move is reinvestment in what they have...but they kinda are stuck there too.