Ticket Price Increase and New Seasonal Pricing

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Ticket Price Increase and New Seasonal Pricing

http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/articles/walt-disney-world-resort-announces-ticket-price-increase-and-seasonal-pricing

It's official - you have until the end of today (2/27) to grab your Theme Park tickets without the price increase.

What do you think of the new seasonal pricing? Will it change the way that you travel?

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I'm pretty disappointed. Thankfully right now it doesn't affect multi-day packages too much (which is the way we travel down to WDW). The increase on the those packages is disappointing though. However if (when?) the multi-day packages change it may affect our travel.
The fact is that some people can ONLY travel during those peak times. I work in a school and I am given designated vacation time. I can't just take a week off in September or October like others, even though that's when I would prefer to go. But that's what comes with working with children. It also means ALL vacations tend to be more expensive and I have missed out on cheaper trips with my family (Ireland was one one of them..) because of my designated time.

In addition, even if parents have vacation time when they want it they may not necessarily want to take their children out of school for a week at a time and technically is considered an unexcused absence which can get parents into trouble if they're not careful. Then again, I understand why parents do it. When it saves you hundreds if not thousands of dollars, some people have to do it to be able to give their kids the opportunity to go to WDW.

I say "BS" to their reason of spreading out the crowds. It's money driven. The people who CAN travel in off peak season will and do. The people who CAN'T still can't. Or the people who want to go during the holidays are still going to go because that's the experience they're looking for. If the crowds decrease it will be because people won't go, versus going at a different time.

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I'm disappointed about the change because it's going to add one more layer of complication to a vacation that includes WDW, but the writing was on the wall. Consumer surveys regarding this possibility have been out for awhile now, indicating that this is not a decision that Disney made lightly. Sadly the only recourse that we have is to stop going and I don't know about you guys, but that's not something that I'm planning to do anytime soon if I can help it!

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We'll always get either an annual pass or a multi-day pass, so as it now stands the tiered pricing will not affect us. If, someday, APs or multi-day passes become tiered, we never travel during peak season but usually travel during average season. Even so, we'd still go.

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So with all the chatter on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and Forums I am super excited about our next trip! With all the people who are NEVER going again, we won't even need Fast Passes!!!!! biggrin laugh

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Well, the pricing has already made changes to my travel. I used to go to WDW 4xs per year for 4 days each. {I have a luxury of living in Florida} - this was in 2005 to about 2010. We also did a table service restaurant every day.

Because hotels got more expensive (particuarly on Fri and Sat) and a meal for mom and me went from about $50 to $70 - and tickets go up - even though we had an full Florida annual pass - I now go to WDW 3xs per every other year for 4 days each and instead of an annual pass I get the weekday select pass. We also only do table service one day of the 4 days. So much food was being wasted in the restaurants (I can't eat it all sometimes) it bothered me anyway.

The thing is that WDW doesn't care how much it cost as long as thousands of people are willing to continue to pay. All these tiers and dining plans are just a complicated way to make people think they are saving money.

I will go to WDW - but I only have so much money in the budget so I will do less and less - my next move is to go 2x's a year for 5 days - shaving off another 2 days in hotels and for meals.

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JMed wrote:
So with all the chatter on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and Forums I am super excited about our next trip! With all the people who are NEVER going again, we won't even need Fast Passes!!!!! biggrin laugh

laugh laugh laugh

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Allie wrote:
JMed wrote:
So with all the chatter on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and Forums I am super excited about our next trip! With all the people who are NEVER going again, we won't even need Fast Passes!!!!! biggrin laugh

laugh laugh laugh

Or at least less people in line. awesome

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For once this move has worked in my favour!

Tickets for 1 day in Disneyland pre price rise (non-hopper) $99
Today as its low season and only 1 day the same ticket is $95

Yes it's only a $4 saving but in my world that equals a snack item (or at least part of one)! So does anyone want to advise me what that $4 should go towards? biggrin

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MrHub wrote:
Allie wrote:
JMed wrote:
So with all the chatter on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and Forums I am super excited about our next trip! With all the people who are NEVER going again, we won't even need Fast Passes!!!!! biggrin laugh

laugh laugh laugh

Or at least less people in line. awesome

I heard that a lot when Disney switched from the paper fastpasses to fastpass+. So many APs said they weren't renewing their annual pass because of it.

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JMed wrote:
So with all the chatter on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and Forums I am super excited about our next trip! With all the people who are NEVER going again, we won't even need Fast Passes!!!!! biggrin laugh
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We can hope. crossfingers biggrin

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Mandy wrote:
MrHub wrote:
Allie wrote:
JMed wrote:
So with all the chatter on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and Forums I am super excited about our next trip! With all the people who are NEVER going again, we won't even need Fast Passes!!!!! biggrin laugh

laugh laugh laugh

Or at least less people in line. awesome

I heard that a lot when Disney switched from the paper fastpasses to fastpass+. So many APs said they weren't renewing their annual pass because of it.

I always think it's so dumb when people say that. My touring has changed, for instance last year we only did 1 Park day on a three night trip. At least I'm honest with myself, I will still go, just maybe less often.

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Kristen K. wrote:
Mandy wrote:
MrHub wrote:
Allie wrote:
JMed wrote:
So with all the chatter on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and Forums I am super excited about our next trip! With all the people who are NEVER going again, we won't even need Fast Passes!!!!! biggrin laugh

laugh laugh laugh

Or at least less people in line. awesome

I heard that a lot when Disney switched from the paper fastpasses to fastpass+. So many APs said they weren't renewing their annual pass because of it.

I always think it's so dumb when people say that. My touring has changed, for instance last year we only did 1 Park day on a three night trip. At least I'm honest with myself, I will still go, just maybe less often.

EXACTLY! I love the over reaction, it makes for good reading!

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