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    Rumors swirling about a massive, and I mean MASSIVE, price hike coming to WDW... Sit tight, buckle up... this is going to get bumpy....
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    Depends on what you call massive. With the large increase in Premiere Annual Pass price (as announced with Disneyland price increases) it should be an expectation of things to come....

    The Premiere Annual Pass (good for both Disneyland AND WDW) went up (around) $400 and single day tickets going up by $14 for 'Peak' days, maybe WDW ticket will see similar increases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PopPhan View Post
    Depends on what you call massive. With the large increase in Premiere Annual Pass price (as announced with Disneyland price increases) it should be an expectation of things to come....

    The Premiere Annual Pass (good for both Disneyland AND WDW) went up (around) $400 and single day tickets going up by $14 for 'Peak' days, maybe WDW ticket will see similar increases.
    I expect WDW's Annual Passes to go up by a higher percentage... Day tickets, I think may increase by the same price as Disneyland's... I know something is coming, I can feel it.. I think we all know it is coming... How much is the question...
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    From what I read, annual passes will be through the roof and all the 'regular prices' will go up (but less than they had been) and expectation we're going to see additional promotional discounting down the road. I got the impression they think the market is about to soften (finally).

    I think they hate annual passes, so they are going to charge more and more and laugh all the way to the bank about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DizneyFreak2002 View Post
    I expect WDW's Annual Passes to go up by a higher percentage...
    That would be a massive price hike! Usually it's been the Disneyland APs going up by big percentages while the WDW ones have been more muted but they seem to think Star Wars is going to bring in the crowds.

    Interesting as well because I know a number of the manager level CMs I've spoken with say that Disney's economists / forecast types have been in prep mode for the possibility of economic slowdown which you'd think would hit park attendance.

    Of course if the net result is 20% fewer guests all paying 25% more then they'd probably be happy with that.

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    Thats why I bought my season pass yesterday!

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    I was thinking about getting another annual pass for my trip in May. If I buy it now before the price increase, does the year countdown start when I buy or when I use it for the first time in May?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinderelley View Post
    I was thinking about getting another annual pass for my trip in May. If I buy it now before the price increase, does the year countdown start when I buy or when I use it for the first time in May?
    If you are buying a 'fresh' AP and not renewing an old AP, the start date will be the first time you USE (activate) the new AP. You will then have 366 days of WDW park entrance. Renewals start on the 'anniversary date' of the original AP.

    Maybe I should not have let my renewal window run out....Just wasn't thinking of making a trip this year (or more than one, to make it worthwhile to renew)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tekneek View Post
    I think they hate annual passes, so they are going to charge more and more and laugh all the way to the bank about it.
    No offense to the locals, but this works for me. Although I doubt you'd see a drastic change in the crowds. It would be interesting to see the data on AP/FL residents vs. PHP or one day tickets on a daily basis. I'd also be interested to see the average daily spend of someone in for a one-time visit vs. the locals. My guess is that the "guests" have to be spending more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PopPhan View Post
    If you are buying a 'fresh' AP and not renewing an old AP, the start date will be the first time you USE (activate) the new AP. You will then have 366 days of WDW park entrance. Renewals start on the 'anniversary date' of the original AP.

    Maybe I should not have let my renewal window run out....Just wasn't thinking of making a trip this year (or more than one, to make it worthwhile to renew)
    It is the same price whether you renew or buy fresh, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinderelley View Post
    It is the same price whether you renew or buy fresh, right?
    Renewals get 15% discount off the 'current' AP pricing.
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    My feelings... WDW day tickets will get a more substantial increase than Disneyland, and the APs will get a huge hike too, but I don't think as much as Disneyland... Disneyland has more AP than day guests, where WDW actually has more day guests... And believe it or not, WDW gets a lot of one day visitors... They are going to pay out the Mickey....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnickels View Post

    Interesting as well because I know a number of the manager level CMs I've spoken with say that Disney's economists / forecast types have been in prep mode for the possibility of economic slowdown which you'd think would hit park attendance.

    Of course if the net result is 20% fewer guests all paying 25% more then they'd probably be happy with that.
    You know I seem to remeber discussing this on intercot around 2008 or so. I think the consensus among the group was Disney would rather do their annual/ semi annual increases then get guest in with promotions. That way when the economy starts booming again they can just stop the promotions, and it gets almost no negative press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PopPhan View Post
    Renewals get 15% discount off the 'current' AP pricing.
    Well, that is good to know. I will have to factor that into my planning.
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    Meanwhile Bob Iger pocketed $66M in 2018. That doesn't seem fair when my DVC dues went up over 30% and cast members don't generally make much more than minimum wage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baldburke View Post
    Meanwhile Bob Iger pocketed $66M in 2018. That doesn't seem fair when my DVC dues went up over 30% and cast members don't generally make much more than minimum wage.
    Our country definitely has its priorities mixed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinderelley View Post
    Our country definitely has its priorities mixed up.
    Corporate governance is not what it used to be. It's like almost all of these businesses are run by the Ferengi.

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    I just saw a commercial advertising WDW. The hashtag was #NowMoreThanEver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tekneek View Post
    Corporate governance is not what it used to be. It's like almost all of these businesses are run by the Ferengi.
    So, I'll be okay if I can dig up my chest full of gold-pressed latinum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RunDMV View Post
    I just saw a commercial advertising WDW. The hashtag was #NowMoreThanEver.

    You don't say, Disney. You don't say.
    Well, that slogan wasn't thought out completely.
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