Making some people pay a whole lot more, and others a whole lot less seems somewhat discriminatory.
Also, I don't think the park management's focus should be on getting its guests to buy overpriced food, beverage, and souvenirs. Its focus should be on the experience, so people will want to pay to return, and tell their friends about it.
It's not the AP Holder. It's the AP Program.
AP Holders are simply buying a product that makes financial sense to them.
We just don't think it makes financial sense for the PARK.