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Disney jacks up prices.
You won’t go?
That’s OK with Mickey

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Posted By: Ketchuplover, 6/22/2019 5:03:34 PM

Late Monday, when Donald Trump’s campaign launch was dominating the news cycle, Disney decided it would be a good time to raise ticket prices … by a lot. An annual pass without blackout dates now costs $899. That means a family of four can either go to Disney — or buy a 2012 Nissan Sentra. Or maybe pay a couple months’ mortgage. Single-day tickets now range from $109 to $159. The craftily timed announcement was masterful PR. Still, news spread quickly. (snip) In fact, Disney is trying to drive some of you away. Mickey wants tourists

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Business Ethics 101.....We CAN do it, but SHOULD we do it?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MissNan 6/22/2019 5:32:12 PM (No. 104288)
I’ve had my fill. Never going back.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Terry_tr6 6/22/2019 5:38:49 PM (No. 104294)
went(under duress) last year and it only confirmed my feelings of the last 20 years of not going. instead go to Walmart but park in shopping center across the street and leave a $20 under the windshield wiper. buy something you don't need and pick the longest line to pay for it. walk outside and throw it away. go back in and repeat until store closes. If $20 is still under wiper, throw it away.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sam1 6/22/2019 5:47:46 PM (No. 104300)
Altho we live approximately an hour and a half northeast of Disney, we were never a Disney family... did go once about 50 years ago. Never had any interest especially after Disney started their love affair with and encouraging Gay and Lesbians to parade around among the normal guests. I can't imagine what it must be like now. We do have friends in Orlando that have young children and go almost weeky. They buy the annual upgraded pass. Their kids are getting older and more involved in school activities, sports, etc., so they may not continue to buy their usual passes.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jalo1951 6/22/2019 5:49:30 PM (No. 104301)
To each his own but I never wanted to go to Disney. Hate crowds, hate sticky steamy weather, hate lines, hate paying a semester's college tuition for "a good time", hate rides, hate whiny kids and especially whiny adults, don't want to spend my monthly grocery allowance on one meal. Just as soon spend two weeks in a mountain cabin by a pretty lake enjoying the animals, a few good books, and the peace and quiet. But like I said to each his own. So DIsney you're safe, I'm not coming and that will make us both happy.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: judy 6/22/2019 5:51:18 PM (No. 104302)
Universal is better.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: JHHolliday 6/22/2019 5:56:13 PM (No. 104304)
I am 100% with No.4. Never been and never will now. When our kids were little we couldn't afford to go. Once the grandchildren came along we could afford it but never did. Disney aims at well-heeled grandparents who want to take the kids but by then I had no desire to feed the greedy mouse.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/22/2019 5:58:11 PM (No. 104307)
Disney is milking it for all they can get. That is not a good long term strategy. There will be competition that will offer better entertainment for a cheaper price. Its probably already happening.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: SALady 6/22/2019 6:16:38 PM (No. 104321)
We took our kids to both Land and World when they were younger. It really was fun, and the kids loved them both!!! Thank God that isn't a problem for us any more, since our kids are all grown!!! I have no desire to ever go back either...
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 6/22/2019 6:24:05 PM (No. 104323)
Theme parks with annual high passes are having trouble with teenagers who make it their hangout and prey on the other visitors.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 6/22/2019 6:25:31 PM (No. 104324)
I meant to say “annual passes.”
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Reply 11 - Posted by: emmajustin 6/22/2019 6:32:45 PM (No. 104330)
Was thinking of planning a trip this fall to meet up with our college daughter--give her a break from campus. Now I think we will plan something else.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: udanja99 6/22/2019 6:32:48 PM (No. 104331)
Native Floridian here. Never been. Never going. I’d rather sit home and read.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: crashnburn 6/22/2019 6:35:58 PM (No. 104334)
Disney may have liberal leanings, but they are pure capitalists; they are charging as much as the market will bear. My YF and I live in Silicon Valley, and we go every few years, so we aren't the season pass market. I'm sure we'll be back. I really like Star Wars, and the Galaxy's Edge ride looks like a lot of fun, and it might take some pressure off Hyperspace Mountain. If Disney really didn't want season pass holders to come, they could just stop selling season passes. Problem solved!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 6/22/2019 6:56:33 PM (No. 104350)
Hven't been there in at least 20 years, probably 25. No intention to ever go again.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: anniebc 6/22/2019 7:26:36 PM (No. 104372)
I haven't been to DW since I was a child; if and when my children ever produce them, I'll never take my grandchildren there either.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: volksford 6/22/2019 7:30:23 PM (No. 104374)
It ain't worth the Orlando traffic, why in hell isn't there a loop? Tampa has one,Miami has one ,Jacksonville has one . Disney has been there for almost fifty years you still drive I-4 right thru the center. Of course they still have some toll roads if you want to spend seven to eight bucks to add thirty minutes to your trip. My last excursion 1984...my last.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: RenoVet68 6/22/2019 8:00:23 PM (No. 104398)
"You have to be this tall" to spend that kind of money.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: red1066 6/22/2019 8:18:02 PM (No. 104407)
I was done with Disney when they hired foreigners to take the place of long time employees and forced the employees to train their foreign replacements or loss their severance pay.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Scout Finch 6/22/2019 9:44:32 PM (No. 104441)
Never been, never cared to go. Nor my children. We had LOTS more fun at Cedar Point, "America's Roller Coast". We were never sucked into the "Magic" of Disney. So there. It's nothing but a ca$h cow with canned "entertainment".
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Omen55 6/22/2019 9:55:52 PM (No. 104450)
The sign at the entrance should read. Hello suckers.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Strike3 6/23/2019 2:04:20 AM (No. 104525)
On the one hand, it costs more for a good NASCAR ticket than a day at the Mouse House. On the other hand, arrogance like this is what will make Disney's wish come true far sooner than they want. Star Wars and Harry Potter are quickly becoming unknown entities to todays distracted children and the Mickey Mouse cartoons are no longer entertaining to bored and commercial-flooded TV audiences. If you want some real entertainment, visit a site called DisneySucks.com and read about the horrible experiences of many former mouse fans, including the cruises.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: HHFi2 6/23/2019 2:39:17 AM (No. 104528)
It's been many years since I visited Disney World, and I've never had any interest in going back. It was as if a corporate committee took the general idea of Disneyland, bled all the charm and Walt's presence out of it, made the rides shorter and less interesting, then spread it out over three times as much space, to insure you would have to trudge past 20 souvenir stands before you got to anything interesting and end the day exhausted. Since then, Disney's corporate culture (from replacing longtime workers with cheaper foreigners on visas to pushing "progressive" propaganda at children) has convinced me I was right to give it a pass. There are many other interesting things to do with my money and vacation time that don't involve enriching the liberal hypocrites who run DisneyCorp.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: franq 6/23/2019 7:04:03 AM (No. 104594)
I won't even stand in line at a restaurant. Disney can have all the Gay Days it wants.
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