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    In General, Ticket Price Increase

    So as we all well know, tickets for the parks increase pretty much twice a year. So basically here is where the discussion starts. When is it enough? For a one day, one park its now $80 at the Disneyland resort. Sure it can be argued that it is a one of a kind experience and that Disney offers a unique experience that cannot be bought anywhere else. Yes this is very true. However, I am 20 years old. As a University student I cannot afford this, as well as many other people who want to experience Disneyland. In my lifetime, even very soon in my lifetime (as in within the next five years), I expect to see the price increase to $100 dollars. $100 dollars for one day one park. So here is the real discussion, will people still do this? Of course they will for the reasons stated earlier. But in all honesty, when is it enough? Please discuss this.

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    Re: In General, Ticket Price Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Soul_Meets_Body View Post
    When is it enough?
    Here we go again.

    Price will be set by supply and demand. Disney wants to get as many people into the park as possible, and each of them paying as much as possible. People will decide if the price is too high.

    WHEN, and only when, enough people say the price is too much and stop going, will the price increases stop.

    I took a year off myself. When I went back a year ago, I was shocked to see how crowded the parks were despite the price increase and the terrible econmy.

    Clearly, the corwds are saying that we are not yet at the point where it is too expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dshimel View Post
    Here we go again.

    Price will be set by supply and demand. Disney wants to get as many people into the park as possible, and each of them paying as much as possible. People will decide if the price is too high.

    WHEN, and only when, enough people say the price is too much and stop going, will the price increases stop.

    I took a year off myself. When I went back a year ago, I was shocked to see how crowded the parks were despite the price increase and the terrible econmy.

    Clearly, the corwds are saying that we are not yet at the point where it is too expensive.
    ok, dont "here we go again" me.

    this is supposed to be a sass-free discussion.


    the point is they will keep going because it is a one of a kind experience even though it is too much for someone to realistically afford. Actions do override mentality a lot of the time.

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    Re: In General, Ticket Price Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Soul_Meets_Body View Post
    ok, dont "here we go again" me.
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    The reason I said that is because this exact topic raged for days before being locked by a moderate this very morning for wondering too far off topic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soul_Meets_Body View Post
    the point is they will keep going because it is a one of a kind experience even though it is too much for someone to realistically afford. Actions do override mentality a lot of the time.
    If you will keep going even if it becomes uncomfortably expensive, then we have a long way to go before enough is enough.

    Again, basic economics supply and demand. They will keep raising the price until enough people stop going that demand falls below what they want to supply.

    If you want the price increases to stop, then you ans and a lot of others need to stop going. No amount of appealing for them to stop will work.

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    Re: In General, Ticket Price Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by composerboy View Post
    Agree

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    Re: In General, Ticket Price Increase

    Every year, once a year, tickets will increase in price. That is pretty much how it's going to be as long as DLR continues to gain popularity, which it will. There's nothing we can do. We all wanted Disneyland to be in it's prime, but now that it is, we can't help but to complain about the side effects. It's unfortunate but it's time to bite the bullet and deal with the increases.


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    Re: In General, Ticket Price Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by dshimel View Post
    Here we go again.

    Price will be set by supply and demand. Disney wants to get as many people into the park as possible, and each of them paying as much as possible. People will decide if the price is too high.

    WHEN, and only when, enough people say the price is too much and stop going, will the price increases stop.

    I took a year off myself. When I went back a year ago, I was shocked to see how crowded the parks were despite the price increase and the terrible econmy.

    Clearly, the corwds are saying that we are not yet at the point where it is too expensive.
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    But it's not FAAAAAAAAAIIIIIRRR!!!

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    Re: In General, Ticket Price Increase

    I really didn't know how much the one day ticket was. I've been telling people it's $80.00 for over a year now. I suppose they were happy showing up and it being less.

    When is it enough? When people stop going. Until then it will never be enough.

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    Re: In General, Ticket Price Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Soul_Meets_Body View Post
    I am 20 years old. As a University student I cannot afford this, as well as many other people who want to experience Disneyland.
    What's your point? University students often can't afford a lot of things, let alone visits to theme parks. Work hard, and one day you will have the ability to visit Disneyland.

    I'm a working adult and there are many things I cannot afford. Complaining, or wishing for lower prices is not going to work. I need to make the effort to save for the things I would like to be able to afford, and/or find a way to make more money to pay for them.

    Disney is not going to lower prices. If going to Disneyland is something you want, you have the power to make it happen. For all their marketing talk (emphasis on marketing), about wishes and making dreams come true, Disney is not actually going to deliver on those promises for cheap.

    This may sound harsh, and is not directed at you specifically, but the endless whining about ticket prices to one of the greatest entertainment destinations in the world, is tiresome, to put it mildly.

    Too expensive? Don't go. Can't afford it? Save up, or find a way to earn more money. The attitude that Disneyland should be provided to all those who desire it, is self-serving and ludicrous. Argue that education or health care or housing should be provided in some form to everyone, by all means, but access to a theme park? I don't think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC_DisneyGeek View Post
    This may sound harsh, and is not directed at you specifically, but the endless whining about ticket prices to one of the greatest entertainment destinations in the world, is tiresome, to put it mildly.
    Meaning no offense, one of the great mysteries of this and other fan forums is why, when faced with threads that clearly they will find tiresome, people insist on reading them, posting in them, and whining about them.
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    Re: In General, Ticket Price Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
    Meaning no offense, one of the great mysteries of this and other fan forums is why, when faced with threads that clearly they will find tiresome, people insist on reading them, posting in them, and whining about them.
    Point taken, and I sometimes wonder why I bother. People who feel entitled to having things their way never seem to understand the reality of the situation.

    Having said that, I think it's an interesting topic, and I don't find the entire thread tiresome by any means. If I did, I would definately skip over the thread, as I do with many other subjects of discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC_DisneyGeek View Post
    For all their marketing talk (emphasis on marketing), about wishes and making dreams come true, Disney is not actually going to deliver on those promises for cheap.

    This may sound harsh, and is not directed at you specifically, but the endless whining about ticket prices to one of the greatest entertainment destinations in the world, is tiresome, to put it mildly.

    Too expensive? Don't go. Can't afford it? Save up, or find a way to earn more money. The attitude that Disneyland should be provided to all those who desire it, is self-serving and ludicrous.
    Interestingly enough, when Disneyland was founded it was Walt's philosophy that the magic and entertainment found in Disneyland should be available too everyone, this stemmed from his lack of money as a child. He was never able to visit amusement parks and always had to watch children play from the outside. I understand the need to make profit, but the company could at least pay homage to the philosophy by not robbing people at the ticket booth.

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    Re: In General, Ticket Price Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Yeslos View Post
    Interestingly enough, when Disneyland was founded it was Walt's philosophy that the magic and entertainment found in Disneyland should be available too everyone, this stemmed from his lack of money as a child. He was never able to visit amusement parks and always had to watch children play from the outside. I understand the need to make profit, but the company could at least pay homage to the philosophy by not robbing people at the ticket booth.
    Personally, I don't think Disney's prices are out of line. Even at its' most expensive, $80 for the day, the bang one gets for the buck compares favourably to just about any form of entertainment I can think of.

    While you may not mean that Disney is literally commiting "robbery", it's worth pointing out that no one is forced to pay Disney's admission prices. It's not robbery if you willingly pay for it.

    Even Walt's Disneyland was out of reach for some. $80 may seem like a lot to some people, but it shouldn't be out of reach for most people. It might mean saving up for months, or even years, but it can be done. Just because Disneyland isn't available as often or as cheap as every single person would like it to be, doesn't mean it's out of reach.

    I don't disagree with the notion that Disneyland should be for everyone, and affordable to the average family. For the most part, I just happen to believe that this is still the case. Not literally everybody, but certainly most.

    I have no issues with people arguing that the prices are too high. It's a matter of personal opinion. What irks me is simplistic and self-serving arguments like "I want to go to Disneyland. I can't afford to go to Disneyland. Therefore, Disneyland should lower its' prices". Uh, no.
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