Disneymike, why do I have to choose between yes, no, and will get an AP at another theme park? You can create polls where people can choose more than one option like this current poll about which 360 Circlevision films they'd like to see:
I thought I would keep it cut and dry. Either people will not renew or they will renew and will state their reasons why. I guess I could have added yes or no to the get an AP at another theme park choice.
“No worries, stay calm, one question. Do you happen to know how to fly this thing?”
planning to renew in March 2013. this is the first year that I have had a Premium pass. I may switch back to Deluxe. I use the Disney reward dollars to pay for part of the cost. dividends from The Walt Disney Company pays for the rest and some of the hotel and travel cost.
But that's something we usually do anyways, we just aren't getting Disney ones on top of the Six Flags, Knott's, Universal passes we usually get anyway. We could pay that amount, but the value for us just isn't there anymore.
I'm going to have to think about it very seriously. I wasn't pleased with the price increases this year, and I don't really have anything to which I can downgrade. I have Southern California, so the only pass lower than mine is Southern CA Select, and that pass is blocked out so many days that it's completely useless, IMHO.
I am also displeased by a lot of what I've read here: taking away the cast Christmas party, plans to charge for holiday parades/fireworks/etc., twenty nights of candlelight, etc. Disney is a business, not a non-profit, and their goal has always been to make as much bank as they can. Doing that at the expense of employees and guests? No.
On the other hand I applauded Disney's "Brave" this year (a princess who kicks tail and doesn't wait around for a prince!) and I like some of the advances at the park, like the increased use of Big Thunder Ranch.
I don't know, then. I'll have to see. One part of it is that I prefer Disney to the other parks as an escape. Knotts doesn't have the same immersive environment and Universal doesn't have as much to do.