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mainejeff

Member
Sep 2, 2012
618
The biggest problem that I see for Disney is their cost to value ratio in the minds of guests. They keep raising prices while the average guest experiences less rides per visit. At what point do people say.....I’m not visiting a park to ride 4 rides ($50/ride). Are they paying for the right to spend more money buying expensive merchandise & food? There just is little value there from a common sense standpoint.

I keep going back to the wait times for rides & attractions. I check the Disney app often & it’s just unbelievable what the wait times are now. 100.....120....150....180 minutes for the most popular......but even 60....75....90 for many of the rest. It’s madness!
 

Mad Dog

Premium Member
Jan 30, 2013
19,434
Pittsburgh area
Looking at Touring Plans daily, it appears WDW crowds are up, in contrast to Disneyland's down, so it seems very counter productive to cut at WDW....but they probably still will.
 

Ron101

Member
Apr 9, 2018
527
California
120 minute waits for major rides today and yesterday! Incredicoaster, Monsters Inc, Space Mountain, Racers, Guardians, and Indy had well over 2 hour standby waits. The fast passes for EVERY ride were gone by mid-late afternoon.
 

Rideguy70

Veteran Member
Feb 17, 2016
1,018
Los Angeles
It was bad... I went yesterday to get my new Flexpass and finally get my first ride on Rise.

The Monsters situation is bad, but for what it's worth, they're still offering the Buddy pass, so my husband and I just sailed on in about 5 minutes.
 

Magic Feather

Member
Apr 19, 2019
529
It was bad... I went yesterday to get my new Flexpass and finally get my first ride on Rise.

The Monsters situation is bad, but for what it's worth, they're still offering the Buddy pass, so my husband and I just sailed on in about 5 minutes.
Buddy pass?
 

Brian G.

Editor-in-Chief
Staff member
Administrator
Jan 21, 2008
20,915
Orlando, FL

Disneyland is officially shut down through the end of the month.
It’s being discussed here:

 

Freak

Veteran Member
Jan 10, 2013
4,141
No man's land: SoCal
It’s no surprise that this Summer could very well be even worse than last year. Since we will likely hit a recession from this, will Disney finally bite the bullet and be forced to lower their prices? If they don’t, they’ve really trapped themselves into a corner.
 

Ron101

Member
Apr 9, 2018
527
California
It’s no surprise that this Summer could very well be even worse than last year. Since we will likely hit a recession from this, will Disney finally bite the bullet and be forced to lower their prices? If they don’t, they’ve really trapped themselves into a corner.
Day tickets maybe. They could offer another version of the SoCal resident ticket valid until the Christmas weeks. As for Annual Passes, I don’t see them going down in price at all.
 

GadgetGuru

Premium Member
Dec 2, 2011
2,418
Seattle, WA
Day tickets maybe. They could offer another version of the SoCal resident ticket valid until the Christmas weeks. As for Annual Passes, I don’t see them going down in price at all.
I can see Annual Pass prices going down.

Disney seems to have such a love-hate thing with their pass holders. They seem to love the consistent monthly payments, but hate seeing the pass holders show up in peak times.

If we’re in a recession, peak times won’t look so peak. Disney would love to see those pass holders in that case.
 

SkiBum

Veteran Member
Dec 14, 2012
1,418
Cincinnati, OH
Dins
I can see Annual Pass prices going down.

Disney seems to have such a love-hate thing with their pass holders. They seem to love the consistent monthly payments, but hate seeing the pass holders show up in peak times.

If we’re in a recession, peak times won’t look so peak. Disney would love to see those pass holders in that case.
They love the money but they don't want people going enough that Disney ends up on the losing end. Disney instead wants the out-of-towners who purchase just enough tickets to cover the vacation since that is a most profitable endeavor.