I am glad I had all six of my kids. And I’m glad to have already experienced WDW and DLR with them.
Disney had been a lot of fun, but I already don’t see it as a place with great ROI. This just makes it less appealing.
I had seen the report of the new DLP “Premier Access One”. It “starts” at €90 and is date based / crowd based in price.
I do want a pricing structure like this at WDW for that kind of access. €14 / $15 per person is too low of a entry price point. A majority of park visitors buy it because of this. There are too many people using the G+ system.
You know how fast the Express queues at Universal actually are. They are only used by a fraction of the park.
I’m glad that they are at least going to have a capacity of sales going forward at $15, but that just means it’s going to sell out. That, IMHO, is going to be as big a mess. Then you’ll have people arguing that they can’t even get access to buy it.
This statement that I keep seeing over and over again is poor logic that disregards the awfulness of the product. If it were just about price point, FPP would have failed and it didn’t.
100% of guests had access to FPP for free (an even lower price point) and it worked far better than this monstrosity and was more well-received too. Far fewer than 100% of guests use G+ and it is failing miserably.
You are comparing two similar, but wholly different products. They don’t operate anything like each other even though they both are ways to manage a queue. It’s like saying McDonald’s & Burger King are the same because they both make hamburgers.
Why oh why should we even have to consider buying rides when we’ve already paid an arm and a leg to get into the dang park?
This is singularly obtuse.
We are the fools in this equation.
From a business standpoint - sure - keep profiting as long as there are people to pay for it.
FPP worked well for on site guests who planned ahead, but not so well for everyone else. However, it had the advantage of ALL rides, attractions, and meet and greets as part of that pool. G+ has far fewer options to guests partly because not everything has opened back up yet (almost there) AND because they took away a lot of capacity in order to create ILLS options to charge for separately. That is why G+ isn’t working. If they dropped the ILLS and made everything G+, it would be more like FPP…only, without giving the advantage to onsite guests.
I think this rumored pricing structure is exactly the kind of thing Disney should have done from the start…much more similar to every other amusement/theme park system out there. It allows those who really want and can afford it to do so, but severely limits sales as to have little to no perceivable impact on the standby waits.