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    If Ticket Books were around.....

    If Ticket Books were still around, what ticket category (A, B, C, D, or E) would you give an attraction that came after 1982 when they were eliminated?
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    I would give Captain EO a D Ticket. It was somewhat thrilling, but not as thrilling as an E Ticket.
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    I was wondering how they decided what rank to give to an attraction. I read recently that (I think, don't flame me if I'm wrong...) Jungle Cruise was either a C or D ticket, which surprised me. I figured it would have been an E. So how did they decide? :confused:

    I will say that I doubt it was based on the thrill factor of a ride...
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    back in 1955.... there was no E.... D was the highest.. he invented the E ticket when he created something big.. (Materhorn??)

    I would give Buzz, , any new rides in FL.... a D ticket.... (Dark rides should be C or D...)

    Pooh would be a C....

    I would give splash.. IJA.... an E ticket...

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    [QUOTE] by MickeyJCA: I was wondering how they decided what rank to give to an attraction. I read recently that (I think, don't flame me if I'm wrong...) Jungle Cruise was either a C or D ticket, which surprised me. I figured it would have been an E. So how did they decide?

    Well in 1955, there was no D or E ticket, so it could only be the highest, a C ticket. Then in 1956, the D ticket was introduced so it changed to a D ticket. 1959, the E ticket was introduced so it changed to an E ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyJCA
    I was wondering how they decided what rank to give to an attraction. I read recently that (I think, don't flame me if I'm wrong...) Jungle Cruise was either a C or D ticket, which surprised me. I figured it would have been an E. So how did they decide? :confused:

    I will say that I doubt it was based on the thrill factor of a ride...

    Full list of rides and corresponding ticket level from 1972 posted here:
    http://www.yesterland.com/abcde.html

    Jungle Cruise was E-Ticket sat this time. So was the pack mule ride.


    How did they decide the level? Simple economics... Supply and demand.

    How much can we charge and maintian the ride operating a full capacity? If the queue is full, then you're not charging too much. If the queue is empty, then you need to drop the ride to a lower ticket level.

    Something like the pack mules, with a very low capacity (couple hundred an hour) could charge a lot more than say The Motorboat Cruise(thousand an hour) simply becuase the supply was lower.

    However, most E-Tickets were in that category because of the high demand side, not the low supply side.

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    That totally makes sense in that most of the attractions with AA figures (including It's a Small World) were E-tickets.

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    Interesting. I guess I just always assumed that the ticket rankings were based on, I don't know, maybe entertainment value or something like that. So the "big" rides like Pirates and Mansion would be E-tickets while the Main Street Vehicles would be A-ticket. But I guess that's not really the case.

    Is it true that Lincoln didn't require a ticket at all, that it was a free attraction?

    But anyway, back on topic:
    I guess I would give Splash and Indy an E.
    Pooh gets a C.
    Roger Rabbit gets a D (although this is a tough one. I'd like to give it an E, but I'm not sure it's worthy of that...)
    HISTA...C
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    Alice in Wonderland was a "C"...Peter Pan was a "D" i found on yesterland... interesting.

    Maybe the price was determined by cost to Disney of the upkeep of the ride? Mules being an "E" ticket, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PanTheMan
    Alice in Wonderland was a "C"...Peter Pan was a "D" i found on yesterland... interesting.

    Maybe the price was determined by cost to Disney of the upkeep of the ride? Mules being an "E" ticket, etc...
    That makes sense to me too!


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    Well, here is a list of all the attractions that were considered E tickets before 1982:

    Mine Train Ride
    Pack Mules
    Jungle River Cruise
    Disneyland-Alweg Monorail
    Matterhorn Bobsleds
    It's a Small World
    Enchanted Tiki Room
    Submarine Voyage
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Country Bear Jamboree
    Haunted Mansion
    Disneyland Railroad
    Flying Saucers
    America Sings
    Space Mountain
    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

    Here are the ones i consider E tickets after it was discontinued:

    Star Tours
    Splsh Mountain
    Indiana Jones Asventure
    Rocket Rods
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    You know the whole idea about an "E Ticket Ride" came about when astronaut Sally Ride used the phrase when describing her first flight into space. (1980's) I think at the time it made sense, but before that Disneyland wasn't really about E ticket rides.

    Am I rambling? Okay, I say that the entire Disneyland Mountain Range is E all the way!

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    Mr. Lincoln, as I recall, had a special ticket in the front of the ticket book - separate from the A-E tickets...kind of an incentive to go and see it without spending your ride tickets.... (I could be wrong... it was a while back!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Peg
    Mr. Lincoln, as I recall, had a special ticket in the front of the ticket book - separate from the A-E tickets...kind of an incentive to go and see it without spending your ride tickets.... (I could be wrong... it was a while back!).
    Yep, I think that sounds more like what I meant. Thanks!
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    E-Tickets:
    Splash
    BTMRR
    Space
    Indy
    Matterhorn
    PotC
    Haunted Mansion
    Roger Rabbits Car Toon Spin

    D-Tickets:
    Enchanted Tiki Room
    Jungle Cruise
    Peter Pan's Flight
    It's a Small World
    Autopia
    Gadget's Go Coaster
    Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
    DLRR

    C-Ticket:
    Alice
    HISTA
    Astro Orbitor
    Dumbo
    Mr. Toad
    Snow White
    Pinocchio
    Mickey's House
    Minnie's House

    B-Ticket
    Tarzan's Treehouse
    Casey Jr. Train
    Storybookland Canal Boats
    Tom Sawyer Idland Rafts
    Goofy's Bounce House
    Mark Twain
    Sailing Ship Columbia

    A-Ticket
    Horseless Carriage
    Main Street Horse Cars
    Fire Engine
    Omnibus
    King Arthur Carrosel
    Main Street Cinema
    Mr. Lincoln

    Free:
    Golden Horseshoe Revue
    Parade/Fireworks (duh)
    Innoventions

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