You know, I have been thinking for awhile about this one. It makes me wonder. Are we making a mountain out of a molehill with these ticket prices and the effects of them? Now, before you scream, "BUT IT'S DISNEYLAND AND IT'S GETTING TOO EXPENSIVE FOR POOR FAMILIES", hear me out...
1. As one person has pointed out, if ticket prices are up a good amount and attendance is flat, that means that Disney is actually making more money now. So I don't think this is an issue.
2. We are yelling about less annual passholders...but it's been just over two months! Annual passes last a year. I don't think Disney is going to experience any effects from that, if there will be any, for awhile.
3. With park attendance and how it may seem less crowded, we have to keep two things in mind: a) the number of annual passholders is at an all-time high, and many of those passholders are blocked out. In previous years, many of those same people may have come to the park with regular hoppers and b) Cars Land could quite possibly be such a gigantic people eater that it has drastically changed attendance in the park and made it so that it seemed less crowded, which would have been something Disney definitely intended.
So, with that, please take the time to answer my poll. Do you agree? Is this being blown out of proportion? Or do you think this is a real issue, now? Feel free to reply with a more in-depth answer. I'm curious to know what you think!
Final thoughts: Do I see that these price increases could become an issue for Disney? Yes, absolutely. But right now I don't think it's an issue, but we're making it one. That's all I'm saying.