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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    ^ once i wrote a check at the store, a old lady said this to me " can you hurry up"..no joke..i guess checks are going obsolete also..LOL

    the %20 does save, it all adds up in the end to savings!

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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJS View Post
    A lot of AP discrimination here.

    I read something that irked me. Someone said they should not allow a payment plan. That's kind of discriminatory. "Hey, you can't afford to buy it outright, you don't deserve it!"
    I've been here longer than you and I've noticed the same thing since my first post.
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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by Not My Real Name View Post
    I've been here longer than you and I've noticed the same thing since my first post.
    It does go both ways, maybe not in equal amounts but it happens enough to notice it.

    It also happens in the parks (both ways). When I spent almost a week at the resort, my SO who is only a casual DLR fan noticed it.

    Ultimately, I just wish the discrimination would just stop, but I wont hold my breath.
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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMazz View Post
    It does go both ways, maybe not in equal amounts but it happens enough to notice it.

    It also happens in the parks (both ways). When I spent almost a week at the resort, my SO who is only a casual DLR fan noticed it.

    Ultimately, I just wish the discrimination would just stop, but I wont hold my breath.
    How do you mean it goes both ways? AP holders are discriminating against daily ticket buyers?

    I've never noticed it at the park. Really.

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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    I actually think this would be good. I have an AP and we are from Northern CA, so we visit about twice a year. I think if they made every guest pay for each time they enter the park, instead of just stopping by and watching shows, riding attractions, and being a dumping ground for local teenagers...this might be a welcome move in my book. I'm all for those that live close going as often as they can, but when you still get in so cheap, and let's face it, if you go a few times a month and pay under $500, that's a deal, it "inflates" the park artificially. We just got back yesterday for our first trip of the year, and we had 1 chance to see Fantasmic. Literally everyone around us was local, and camped out for hours before the show! Sorry Disney, but your blowing it here with the whole vacation, resort, idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyFan28 View Post
    I'm happy my ap gives me enough time ..I might go 2-3 times a week with a SoCal passport ,but only because A. This is the closest park withrides I can actually enjoy.

    With the removal of the low tiers, I would not be going but oncea year.. I hope the low aps don't get removed
    This is kind of my point. Using the park multiple times a week and worry about increasing prices??? Meanwhile the family that comes from long distances is waiting in line for hours for a ride (RSR) that you've been on 20 times...this week!
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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    Meanwhile the family that comes from long distances is waiting in line for hours for a ride (RSR) that you've been on 20 times...this week!
    I'm not an AP holder, but I don't see why long lines are getting blamed on them. The overcrowding at the parks, that makes sense, but long lines? A person with an AP will be more likely to see a long wait and decide to come back later. They're not likely to be joining the line and making the wait even longer when they can literally come back next week in the morning when it's less busy.

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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    I highly doubt they would eliminate AP's. We spend so much money there. I went last friday and dropped $40 just on pins! I go once a week and at the very least get a churro! It would be a lousy move on their part to discontinue APs.
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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Apples4Disney View Post
    I actually think this would be good. I have an AP and we are from Northern CA, so we visit about twice a year. I think if they made every guest pay for each time they enter the park, instead of just stopping by and watching shows, riding attractions, and being a dumping ground for local teenagers...this might be a welcome move in my book. I'm all for those that live close going as often as they can, but when you still get in so cheap, and let's face it, if you go a few times a month and pay under $500, that's a deal, it "inflates" the park artificially. We just got back yesterday for our first trip of the year, and we had 1 chance to see Fantasmic. Literally everyone around us was local, and camped out for hours before the show! Sorry Disney, but your blowing it here with the whole vacation, resort, idea.

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    This is kind of my point. Using the park multiple times a week and worry about increasing prices??? Meanwhile the family that comes from long distances is waiting in line for hours for a ride (RSR) that you've been on 20 times...this week!
    I agree with this post 100%, and this is the kind of thing I was trying to say. Them just strolling in at crowded times, and not giving any thought that many of the people here can't and won't be back for a while; it's not fair. Sure, it may not be that big of a line increase, but those minutes the APs add on keep tallying up, till you could have rode Indiana Jones two times with the time you lost.
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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by jyshin2 View Post
    I'm not an AP holder, but I don't see why long lines are getting blamed on them. The overcrowding at the parks, that makes sense, but long lines? A person with an AP will be more likely to see a long wait and decide to come back later. They're not likely to be joining the line and making the wait even longer when they can literally come back next week in the morning when it's less busy.
    Except for the independently wealthy (whom I would expect Disney would never deliberately alienate) anyone with a pass most likely has a job or has to go to school, and therefore does not have the luxary of coming back on an uncrowded morning. But they can come in the evening to "crowd out" entertainment venues, restaurants, and even some rides.
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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Apples4Disney View Post
    I actually think this would be good. I have an AP and we are from Northern CA, so we visit about twice a year. I think if they made every guest pay for each time they enter the park, instead of just stopping by and watching shows, riding attractions, and being a dumping ground for local teenagers...this might be a welcome move in my book. I'm all for those that live close going as often as they can, but when you still get in so cheap, and let's face it, if you go a few times a month and pay under $500, that's a deal, it "inflates" the park artificially. We just got back yesterday for our first trip of the year, and we had 1 chance to see Fantasmic. Literally everyone around us was local, and camped out for hours before the show! Sorry Disney, but your blowing it here with the whole vacation, resort, idea.

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    This is kind of my point. Using the park multiple times a week and worry about increasing prices??? Meanwhile the family that comes from long distances is waiting in line for hours for a ride (RSR) that you've been on 20 times...this week!
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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJS View Post
    I read something that irked me. Someone said they should not allow a payment plan. That's kind of discriminatory. "Hey, you can't afford to buy it outright, you don't deserve it!"
    There is nothing wrong with that. I am all for getting rid of the payment plan. People who really want it can save up for it and buy it when they have enough scratch. If they really must make monthly payments, the ticket booths accept all major credit cards. I think this would be an excellent way to thin out the herds since most people aren't responsible enough these days to save up for something that they want.
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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Apples4Disney View Post
    I actually think this would be good. I have an AP and we are from Northern CA, so we visit about twice a year. I think if they made every guest pay for each time they enter the park, instead of just stopping by and watching shows, riding attractions, and being a dumping ground for local teenagers...this might be a welcome move in my book. I'm all for those that live close going as often as they can, but when you still get in so cheap, and let's face it, if you go a few times a month and pay under $500, that's a deal, it "inflates" the park artificially. We just got back yesterday for our first trip of the year, and we had 1 chance to see Fantasmic. Literally everyone around us was local, and camped out for hours before the show! Sorry Disney, but your blowing it here with the whole vacation, resort, idea.
    So again, I have to ask how a person would know that all the people camped out are AP holders and locals. I have read several posts here from out of town folks that are willing to camp out for that, which apparently poster quoted here was also doing.
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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    I don't think most people save up for what they really want. The world revolves around credit. What percentage of the population pays off their credit card each month? I don't think a very large percentage. More likely a small one.

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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaraann View Post
    I don't think most people save up for what they really want. The world revolves around credit. What percentage of the population pays off their credit card each month? I don't think a very large percentage. More likely a small one.
    Personally, if I ever had to put Disneyland (or any other luxury) on credit because I couldn't pay for it within the month, I would not buy it. Disneyland is not worth going in debt for. That's just how I see it.
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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    It depends how you look at it, I think. A lot of luxury services--health clubs, cable TV service (which IS a luxury), etc. are typically paid month by month. Season tickets to sports clubs, big ticket items like computers or TVs--payment plans are common with all of these. So are essentials--you probably pay your rent, cell phone bill, heat, etc. month by month. You could typically save up and pay for any of these but it lightens the load to do it month by month.

    In that light, the payment plan is just like what is offered everywhere else. I don't see an issue with it. Maybe some do.

    Another perspective is that Disneyland doesn't charge interest, and a credit card does--so by paying Disney instead of paying off a credit card balance, you're saving finance charges.

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