I think the reason so many who oppose the ticket books respond to these threads is that they are actually, in at least some small way, worried that they may indeed one day return.
You don't see threads calling for the castle to be replaced by a bigger one getting this kind of attention.....why? Because no one is remotely worried that that might happen :)
A bigger castle is probably more likely than ticket books coming back.
I'm not sure what you mean by "nobody I know of was ever inconvenienced by them". We don't know what we don't know then. Wanting more was unheard of at that time. We accepted that Disneyland was the best (still is) and they know what they are doing (still do with some exceptions).
So shall we go back? This will certainly hurt Disney and the public to artificially limit demand.
I will go back and read all these replies, that were posted since I was here last. That's a promise, but I need to just say one thing first.
Prove to me that the return of Ticket Books will save me money, over what I spent for my visits this past year, and I'll sign up for their return. Saving money is a top priority for me.
Exactly as Barbaraann said, I am not anti-ticket books per se, but I don't see how they would help the situation (on a personal level), and since I have used "I" so many times already I will look at the other affected party if this change were to occur...
How is this better for the parks who can get $92 from a person whether they ride all the attractions or just a few? Seems like the parks would lose money per person by taking away the all you can eat option.
Now if you want to go to the ticket books, and the admission plus an unlimited ride wristband would cost me $92 or less - then I could definitely go with that plan.
They won't. They'll save rides. From riders. So the casual once-every-ten-years visitor can go on with less of a wait. That's their agenda.
A Deluxe ticket book (includes park admission and 15 attractions) costs $8.50.
Adjusted for inflation that $8.50 would be $26.46.
The book comes with 5 E tickets.....throw in a 5-adventure book(5 more E tickets) for $3.75 (adjusted, that comes to 11.60) for a total of 20 attractions in a single day (half of which are E tickets) and your cost would be $38.06.
Now, we all know that Disney raises prices faster than inflation...but even if you double the rate you come out ahead at $76.12.
Nope. Ticket books would cost me $76.12, and I have spent less that $50 a visit probably since all my visits since 2005.
Besides one can only speculate as to what Disney would charge. I asked for cold hard proof, before I back this idea.