Date Based Park Ticket Pricing

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Date Based Park Ticket Pricing

So - no one has mentioned the recent elephant to walk in the room. How are you all feeling about the new date based ticket pricing for Disney Parks? Will this effect how you purchase your tickets?

For my family it does. In the past 10 years I can think of at least three trips where we ended up using ticket media that had been left over from a prior trip. The "left over" tickets happened because for some reason I had to postpone the dates for our trip, or because someone got sick while in Florida and didn't use their park tickets. Regardless of reasons why, I think that it happens frequently enough for my family that I will need to always add on the flexible dates from here on out. I think I'm viewing it as trip insurance for my park tickets.

I'm not particularly happy about this, but I will suck it up because I don't feel like I have much of a choice.

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We usually have annual passes, so it won't affect us except the potential of a change in the crowds in lower seasons.

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JanJ wrote:
We usually have annual passes, so it won't affect us except the potential of a change in the crowds in lower seasons.

Finally getting an AP has been rattling around in my head this week. I don't think that it would be a good investment for the rest of my family, because different people travel with me on different trips. However, for myself this may finally tip me over the edge into buying on. My tickets for October are taken care of, but I need to seriously take a look at it for 2019.

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JanJ wrote:
We usually have annual passes, so it won't affect us except the potential of a change in the crowds in lower seasons.

Ditto but it kinda keeps pushing me to not caring for the added complexity, I really don't like that some of the best times might be more expensive and pushed out of reach for some people.

Prior to getting the AP, our trips have always been planned based strictly on going when we like to go, factoring in potential crowds, weather and special events. I don't think I would changed much with the new price structure as far as when we went but I would quietly complain of it were significantly more costly.

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I haven't read much on it since it was announced. I have an annual pass now and plan on getting one for next year too.

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Yup! DH and I are also annual Passholders! With the DVC discount and the cheaper rate for renewals it is worth it to us!

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We always have annual passes too. We also usually go during their slower times and everyone we go with has park tickets for everyday so I really doubt it will make much difference to us.

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As a guest, we usually have an annual pass. However, from a travel agent perspective, I'm NOT excited for one more complex element to try and explain to clients. Disney continuously gets more and more complicated to plan for the less experienced guests. Which also increases the value of a having a travel agent so it's a trade off.

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oHIo wrote:
Yup! DH and I are also annual Passholders! With the DVC discount and the cheaper rate for renewals it is worth it to us!

How much is an AP for DVC Members? Is the discount big?
laugh Says the girl to lazy to go look it up herself at the moment.

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Kristen K. wrote:
oHIo wrote:
Yup! DH and I are also annual Passholders! With the DVC discount and the cheaper rate for renewals it is worth it to us!

How much is an AP for DVC Members? Is the discount big?
laugh Says the girl to lazy to go look it up herself at the moment.

New purchase Gold (with some blackout dates.....Easter and Christmas) is $589

Renewal is $500

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Allie wrote:
I'm NOT excited for one more complex element to try and explain to clients. Disney continuously gets more and more complicated to plan for the less experienced guests.

So agree!