Disney needs high income people to come to WDW to turn a profit. The problem is a lot of them are international, and the stateside people are “educated elites”
That's us, and we're likely letting our AP's lapse (or cancel them if we can ever get Disney to answer the phone).
I’m nearly ready to pull the plug on my October trip, today I canceled my Universal Trips in October (no HHN) and December (my WDW AP is still good, no need to buy another one.)
We've canceled our summer scandinavia/UK trip, and a few weekend Caribbean trips already.
Either get entertainment up and keep prices steady or start discounting the value is just not there currently.
Keeping with my Detroit mindset today, Disney can do that, but they need to be careful to not erode the perceived value of their parks by discounting them too much. Otherwise, we have a situation like where no one will pay MSRP for an American car because they're uses to having every possible discount thrown at them.