I was reading a couple of articles on the unanticipated decline in attendance at DL after SWGE opened, including one from today that reports that hours are being cut by for employees.
But this quote from the article caught my eye:
Since local hotels expected a “huge influx” of visitors, many of them raised their prices in response. “So, it simply got more expensive to come stay in Anaheim,” he said. “In addition to that, we raised our prices, we brought our daily price up, so if you think about local visitation we brought the price of a one-day ticket up substantially from a year ago.”
The “he” here was Iger.
While it is hard to say if Orlando will experience similar disappointment (I fully expect they will),it does make me wonder if Disney is actually learning what the cut-off point is people are willing to pay.
If SWGE doesn’t do well by comparison, it does give me hope that Disney might put a pause on all the price increases they have been doing as of late.
But, as is always the caveat: we shall see!