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Old 02-12-2018, 07:00 PM   #21
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As I understand it, I will not be a fan. We change our plans too may times to be dependent upon a date specific ticket. Not an issue for us as annual pass holders. But for those who come with us on a 7 day ticket, this might be problematic.

Additionally, I like to stock pile tickets ahead of time. This will force me to buy more last minute...at the current (highest) price tickets.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:44 AM   #22
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just when you think disney has wrung out every cent on all dimensions (e.g., tickets, dvc, hotels, extras), they find yet more ways to raise prices and/or reduce services/the experience. guess i'm glad to have those park hoppers in my account, even though i have no trips planned for personal/health reasons.
We are milking our NE tickets for as long as possible! I may have to offset using them by purchasing a one day ticket every other trip
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:16 PM   #23
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It's just another "nail in the coffin"

I was in Orlando this weekend and while I went to Disney Springs I had no real desire to visit a park. Cost vs. benefit just isn't there right now. Maybe when Star Wars opens?
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:40 PM   #24
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While the time-range could be something they would toy with (although they do a lot of things at parks around the world that don't necessarily transfer from one to the next), I think the no-gap issue has some negatives that would be a hindrance to WDW. One of the things they manage to do with the 'world' is get people for stays longer than their park visits. People want 4-5 days in the parks, but stay 6-7 days in order to enjoy other parts of the world, other area attractions, etc... While Disney doesn't get them into the parks every day, they still get their hotel revenue, shopping at Disney springs, dining, etc... This could take a real hit of the non-gap ticketing was required.

Consider DL, for example. Frequent advice for visitors staying onsite is to stay there for the 2-3 days you are in the park, and then move hotels to something cheaper and more convenient to the beach, Hollywood, or whatever else you are doing there. WDW doesn't have this same issue, because those alternative days are spread throughout a trip. If they start having everyone attend in chunks, this changes and that revenue moves offsite.

The pre-arranged time window I can see (even down to the day, perhaps, as our trips are all scheduled to the minute 60 days out anyway). The non-gap issue, however, I see as unlikely for WDW.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:40 PM   #25
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just when you think disney has wrung out every cent on all dimensions (e.g., tickets, dvc, hotels, extras), they find yet more ways to raise prices and/or reduce services/the experience. guess i'm glad to have those park hoppers in my account, even though i have no trips planned for personal/health reasons.

both surprising, and yet not at the same time

On those park hoppers- do they have expirations, or can you hold those for an indefinite amount of time? Is that still available, or are they only sold with expirations now?
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:16 PM   #26
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The PH tix sold now have expiration dates.
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