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Walt Disney World theme park parking fees set to rise tomorrow

DisneyCane

Well-Known Member
With regards to Universal vs. Disney parking, the walk down the main aisle of the Epcot lot from the furthest away point to the entrance "turnstiles" is about 1800 feet. At Universal, the outdoor portion of the walk from the garage to the IOA entrance turnstiles is about 1200 feet. At Disney you can take a tram. I don't usually at Epcot but you can.
 

wannab@dis

Well-Known Member
I was refering to people with similar thoughts. There will be people who think DVC and Two billion on IT bands are the best thing to possibly happpen to a theme park.
I know you don't like NextGen, but can we please use factual information? The whole $2B is bogus information... not fact. A recent NYT article includes the following factual information...

The dearth of information has allowed rumors to flourish. Coursing through the many blogs that track Disney’s parks are reports that the new system is overbudget.

...

Seated in his office at Disney headquarters in Burbank, Calif., a smiling Mr. Staggs dismissed such chatter. He said that the initiative had stayed within budget.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/02/b...celet-is-key-to-magical-kingdom.html?src=recg
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
c'mon....even you should know whatever they spend on this NextGen project is not just for "IT bands" :)

and DVC isn't a bad thing... say what you want about it but if anything many members are repeat visitors and as we all know around here it takes more to impress and keep excited those repeat visitors than it does the first timers...so....

I know. I also know that IT and infrastructure should not be lumped into a parks project that has direct impact on attraction and entertainment. Which it has. Upgrade from Windows 98 by all mean. But not at the expense of the things that make a theme park tick.

DVC... again it wouldn't be so bad if a) it wasn't being squeezed in everywhere at the expense in particular of Seven Seas Lagoon and b) if they paid as much love, money, speed and attention to the state of Epcot and DHS and a lot of other in-park areas.
 

raymusiccity

Well-Known Member
if this were Disney there would be complete outrage... example: "those money grabbing criminals just charging more for closer parking spots... how dare they... I'm never going back", etc. etc.
Agree wholeheartedly. At least Uni's money grab isn't going unnoticed:

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"Recently, reported that Disney World raised its parking fees. Sure enough, Universal Orlando followed suit. It now costs $17, the same as the Mouse charges, to park in Universal's gargantuan parking garage.

Considering the crazed demand generated by the highly anticipated Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alleyabout to open at Universal, I wouldn't imagine that any muggle will be batting an eye at the parking rate, much less notice the $1 increase. These are, after all, the same folks who happily fork over more than $10 for a cup of butterbeer and in excess of $30 for a piece of wood identified as a JK Rowling-approved wand."
 

wannab@dis

Well-Known Member
Depends who you believe. Anyway, nice to see you around again :)
True. But, who is in a place where something they say falsely could (and should) lead to civil and criminal charges based on those false public statements? An executive in a publicly traded company or an anonymous forum poster?

Just food for thought... ;)
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
True. But, who is in a place where something they say falsely could (and should) lead to civil and criminal charges based on those false public statements? An executive in a publicly traded company or an anonymous forum poster?

Just food for thought... ;)
You'd think, wouldn't you?

There again, I re read your link. I don't see the figure directly quoted from either Staggs or Iger. Or did I miss it?
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Agree wholeheartedly. At least Uni's money grab isn't going unnoticed..
They're welcome to a few extra bucks from me considering the multi year E ticket embarkation they are starting, plus a roster of C and D tickets and a full compliment of upgrades and refurbs to existing attractions.
 

BigTxEars

Well-Known Member
They're welcome to a few extra bucks from me considering the multi year E ticket embarkation they are starting, plus a roster of C and D tickets and a full compliment of upgrades and refurbs to existing attractions.

No doubt they are, I feel the same way about Disney too. Heck I am looking forward to 7D Mine Train more than the Potter expansion :)

Not sure how I feel about Avatarland, I am excited to see what they do with it but not a huge fan of the movie myself. With the next to Avatars movies though that might change :)

The Potter expansion is much needed I think, the first phase is just too limited IMO. The FJ is the star of course, the wand show is cool but that's about it for me. The rebranded coaster is not something I can relate to Potter in my mind. I think the new expansion will give Potter much needed long term legs at Uni. Very wise move on their part. IOA is my favorite Uni park by far but both the toon area and the Jurassic area I like more than Potter are right now. The expansion might change that though. Are they still requiring tickets to both park to see both sides of Potter after the expansion? No big deal, just curious.

The new Minion was cool, nice attraction/ride, I like Shrek more but that is just because of the characters.

Transformers was just too much going on to judge after just one ride, lots of content in that ride.

Funny with all the tech rides at Uni my favorites are two old school rides. Ripsaw and Mummy :)
 

disney4life2008

Well-Known Member
Disney is $17. I was researching taking some friends to six flags and parking there is $20 and the park is only open for a half day until summer season.
 

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