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- March 19, 2016 to April 1, 2016;
- June 6, 2016 to August 11, 2016;
- December 15, 2016 to December 31; 2016;
- January 1, 2017 to January 2, 2017;
- April 8, 2017 to April 21, 2017;
- June 5, 2017 to August 10, 2017.
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News Report: Walt Disney just flipped over in his grave when he saw what his company is doing to the common people .. Also they are going to rename the parks to "Rich World".
What an elegant solution- rather than putting forth the effort to actually manage the crowd levels by adding attractions and improving guests' experience, just decrease the crowds, and then charge even more to make up the difference in sales! It amazes me how much time and effort they put into avoiding actually making their parks worth visiting.
Universal Studios started it! Disney will follow suit. It's all about the money.
Wow! What incredible ignorance this comment reveals. Epcot is adding a third Soarin' theater plus the new Frozen attraction and the meet and greet in Norway. Hollywood Studios is adding two whole new lands - Star Wars and Toy Story. Animal Kingdom is also adding a new land - Pandora - which will have 2 new attractions and a new restaurant, and their new evening World of Color type show is set to go online in the next few months. Magic Kingdom opened the new area of Fantasyland with 3 new attractions and an amazingly popular restaurant. And the new restaurant in Adventureland opened in the last couple of months. If that is not "putting forth the effort" by adding attractions and improving guests'experience, then what is?!?
The problem is Disney has too many Parks to keep all of them up to quality.
-AK's last new ride opened in 2006.
-DHS has lost over a dozen attractions. Yes new lands are on the way, but not for years. Hence the ticket price should go down until they open.
-Epcot will finally be getting new attractions this summer. (they will be great, I am designing parts of both)
-MK has added the most new attractions recently, but unfortunately they weren't that great or innovative. The big selling point for one of them is a swinging bucket seat for the ride that is just over 3 minutes from load to unload.
-Disney has no clue how to use technology responsibly. Entire families are glued to their phones more than ever. Vacations are experienced through a screen. The reliance on Fastpass + and the app needs to end. Most families don't travel to look at their phone in just a new location.
-Lastly many characters and shows are being reduced. This is what made Disney the most magical place on earth and it is being thrown out.
If the ticket prices were to have stayed at the current $107 a day and reduced prices for slower parts of the season this would be a different discussion. But there was not a $30 value jump from last summer to warrant that price hike, especially when the people at peak season get to do the least per day.
These criticisms come from a passion for the place. People don't want the legacy and the values of something that means so much to so many to be tarnished by greedy practices. Disney is what made me want to be an architect, and now I work for them. The current Disney will not be so inspiring to our youth.
I'm firmly of the point of view that Disney should be doing much more to add attractions and add to the value of park entry for their guests. But, until people start speaking loudly and clearly with their wallets, that is to say, stop going to the parks until a few years down the road when new lands and attractions do finally arrive, Disney will just continue to crank prices up and up and up. While many people complain that Disney is pricing many of us out of the market, year-over-year overall attendance numbers just continue to climb. Until people stop going and the attendance figures do actually go down, the price increases are just going to keep happening. I know this isn't a new concept, but every time prices are increased the same conversations take place, and yet people continue to go.