With the recent news about the WDW merchandise discount percentage being scaled back from 20% to 10% in 2013, I'm curious what the AP community thinks about this, and if this will lead to some sort of a revolt with your wallets - that is fewer AP renewals?
Has Disney finally "jumped the shark" and hit that point where the passes are just too expensive relative to the value received.
I guess this question is targeted more toward the "casual" pass holder, that is someone who might be a DVC member, Premier (WDW & DLR) pass holder or anyone from out of the state of Florida that takes pride in having an AP yet feels like the "cache" and perks of ownership just aren't there anymore. The local pass holder will probably continue to purchase the passes as they get more value out of them since they have more opportunity use (but even then, high prices are high prices).
I really feel that Disney management just assumes that this AP user base if always going to be there and, therefore, they take us for granted. I do believe that with the ginormous price increases, the reduction of perks and the misguided direction that WDW parks seem to be taking these days - it just seems like more and more folks are going to decline to renew and Disney is leaving revenue on the table in a "penny wise, pound foolish" manner that would probably even make Scrooge McDuck squirm.