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jkh1978
05-19-2012, 08:56 AM
Are the 6-day passes going away? Is it still possible to buy them, or am I stuck buying 5 days + 1 day?

bdmphs
05-19-2012, 08:59 AM
See my reply to the 7 day question

Dexican
05-19-2012, 09:03 AM
If it is I think it's stupid. All I have heard is DLR is best if you devote 4-5 days to it, keep in mind this was before Cars Land. So what sense does it make when you're adding a whole land to a park to discontinue the 6 day pass? None in my opinion.

limace
05-19-2012, 12:18 PM
As a PP poster mentioned, it seems like Disneyland would want to encourage folks to stay longer, and we'll all definitely need a little extra time with Carsland coming on board. If annual passes and the 5 day park hopper were really close in price, I'd think that Disney was eliminating the longer hoppers in order to encourage folks to just buy an annual pass and schedule more than one visit. However, there's a biiiiggg gap now between those two options, so I can't imagine that's the case.

Thoughts about what their thinking is here?

Escape2Disney
05-19-2012, 01:19 PM
As a PP poster mentioned, it seems like Disneyland would want to encourage folks to stay longer, and we'll all definitely need a little extra time with Carsland coming on board. If annual passes and the 5 day park hopper were really close in price, I'd think that Disney was eliminating the longer hoppers in order to encourage folks to just buy an annual pass and schedule more than one visit. However, there's a biiiiggg gap now between those two options, so I can't imagine that's the case.

Thoughts about what their thinking is here?

I was thinking the same thing when I first saw the new tickets and prices. My theory is this:

The trend over the last few years is to stay between 5 and 6 days. I'm guessing many more people are staying 6 days than ever before. By taking away the 6 day hopper, people are forced to either a) upgrade to the expensive annual pass, or b) buy multiple tickets for each person in their party if they plan to continue visiting 6 days.

As we all know, as days are added to hoppers, each day becomes less expensive. Disney is getting less per day from each person as their visit gets longer. By forcing 6-day visitors to either fork out the pass price or buy multiple tickets, they will either get people to come more often (to justify buying the pass) or spend more per day (by backing them into buying multiple tickets).

That's just my opinion...

kailuagirl
05-19-2012, 01:51 PM
I sure hope they aren't getting rid of the 6 day tickets. That is our favorite amount of time to spend in the parks. We are trying to go this year either in Oct. or Nov., but don't know for sure yet if we are able to, and airfare has been just crazy, so that's another factor. I'm so confused about what to do. Please don't stop 6 day tickets

kailuagirl
05-19-2012, 01:58 PM
My family has tried 3 days, 4, 5 and 6 and 6 is what works for us! So sad about all this. My DD loves Disneyland more than anything and it's probably gonna get to the point where she doesn't get to go every year :(

Jennifer2983
05-19-2012, 02:17 PM
The Disneyland website still has 6 day passes for sale $216 for ages 3 to 9 and $236 for 10 and up I haven't heard they r getting rid of them though, you can prob buy them at the Disney store also, or anywhere I guess like Costco

http://www.myvacationcountdown.com/tickers/g06w4s4ojqonqfxw.png (http://www.myvacationcountdown.com/)

guynhawaii
05-19-2012, 03:51 PM
Aloha,

According to CM "Lilly" no idea why the six-day tickets got discontinued. However, she stated the five-day tickets can be exteneded to eight days at the ticket booth just like the six-day tickets. However, she didn't know what the new price would be for the extension.

boscoj
05-19-2012, 05:15 PM
just got off the phone with a rep at Getawaytoday and she confirmed that you will no longer be able to buy the 6 day hopper from Disney starting tomorrow. However, GAT has a specific contract with Disney till the end of the year and therefore they will be able to continue to sell the 6 day passes. Their price will be $249....

Cinderpamela
05-19-2012, 05:16 PM
I just bought our 6 day passes for our trip in November .... but I would recommend buying them today.

They are supposedly being discontinued tomorrow. The ticket page on the website still has them up to purchase today, but make sure you page down and buy the ones that are good through December 2012.

rramstad
05-19-2012, 05:19 PM
In another thread someone quotes a CM as stating that tickets can be upgraded at guest services up to a total of eight days, it's just that you cannot buy a six day or longer tickets.

Mugglemama
05-19-2012, 05:28 PM
I don't know....but last week I did notice scalpers selling days from multi-day tickets, brazenly doing so as they walked through the cars stopped at the intersection of Ball Rd. and Disneyland Drive. My first inclination is to guess that it has something to do with this type of activity.

boscoj
05-19-2012, 05:38 PM
I think Mugglemama is right....I spoke to a few people who said that the problem is people "breaking up" their 6 day pass and trying to scalp the last 2 or 3 days at close to full price. Until they introduce a biometric scanner (like WDW) this is the only way they can combat this.

FYI..certain travel agencies like GAT have a contract with Disney that runs till the end of the year and so they will still be offering the 6 Day Hoppers even after tomorrow:thumbsup2

mad hatter fan
05-19-2012, 05:46 PM
In another thread someone quotes a CM as stating that tickets can be upgraded at guest services up to a total of eight days, it's just that you cannot buy a six day or longer tickets.

It would be nice if you could still do this but I would be afraid :faint: of how much more it would cost over the old price I just paid for the 6 day hoppers today. I will check when we are there in July but will probably be priced out of adding days even if it is still allowed.

Sherry E
05-19-2012, 05:54 PM
I merged 2 threads together here that were both specifically about the 6-Day Hoppers and the fact that they've been discontinued.

Albort
05-19-2012, 06:29 PM
im not too shocked by the 6th day going bye bye. I dont think ppl need that long to get everyone done at disney. Probably not popular... but i am shocked by the $150 increase for Premium passholder.

Looks like i wont be getting that AP any time soon...

kailuagirl
05-19-2012, 09:27 PM
So confused on whether to buy our 6 day tickets or not. We want to go in either Oct or after Thanksgiving, but it all depends on airfare and other things. But it's pretty sure we will be going before the end of the year, we promised DD.

Would you chance it and buy them? We normally book a package through Costco and like all the extra little perks. Or should we wait and buy from gateway for $249 when we know for sure. So confused!!

Sereina
05-19-2012, 10:17 PM
Not cool. We always bought the 6-day PH and thought it was the perfect amount of days.

In another thread someone quotes a CM as stating that tickets can be upgraded at guest services up to a total of eight days, it's just that you cannot buy a six day or longer tickets.
Does anybody know about how much it would cost to upgrade a 5-day PH to a 6-day PH at the parks?

kailuagirl
05-20-2012, 03:39 AM
Just wondering, the 6 day hoppers are now gone from the Disneyland website, but the still are available if you purchase a package directly from Disneyland or Costco Travel. Do you think packages will still have 6 day hoppers?

I had major problems purchasing ours tonight and it wouldn't go through for some reason. They are still in my cart so I'm hoping Disney will honor them, if not I sure hope I can get them in a package. That is how we usually purchase our trip anyway.

jilld11
05-20-2012, 02:15 PM
We are still selling the 6 day park hopper for $229/adult and $210/child. They are still available to buy. It's Sunday afternoon and they are still there.

jkh1978
05-20-2012, 03:12 PM
The package we wanted has not changed in price, at least yet.

ValpoCory
05-20-2012, 03:24 PM
We are still selling the 6 day park hopper for $229/adult and $210/child. They are still available to buy. It's Sunday afternoon and they are still there.

Who is "we"?

jilld11
05-20-2012, 04:55 PM
I am a travel agent in Alberta, Canada. We generally book all our clients through Holiday House for packages or for passes only, but other tour operators sell them as well, but we just usually use them. (the company I work for.)

kailuagirl
05-20-2012, 06:06 PM
jilld11 - when do they expire? The end of the year or end of May?

jilld11
05-20-2012, 06:07 PM
Dec. 31st, 2012.

papamouse1
05-20-2012, 06:15 PM
It's been awhile since we have done the add-on days, but for those asking about doing that, to add a day or more to the pass used to be very reasonable... more in line to how much it costs to go from a 4-day to a 5-day than the amount it would cost for a single day ticket...

Hopefully this is still the policy. Guess we will see soon enough :)

sweethannah
05-20-2012, 08:09 PM
I think the big tour companies have bought up their passes for the whole year so are unaffected by the price increase. My passes were $229 and $211 for children for the 6 day hopper. They are valid until the end of 2012. The 5for3 passes offered recently in a promo was only valid until June I believe.

jilld11
05-20-2012, 08:12 PM
The 5 for 3 promo we were selling are good until Dec. 31st. That is with Fun Sun/Holiday House in Canada.

Aussie Princess
05-20-2012, 08:15 PM
I was worried about this so i hopped onto the website on Saturday (aust time) and tried to buy my 6 day pass and the disneyland site wouldnt accept my card so i phoned Disneyland had basically no wait time (was 6pm Cali time) and booked it no dramas just have to pick it up at the ticket booths when i arrive in Oct

sweethannah
05-20-2012, 08:21 PM
The 5 for 3 promo we were selling are good until Dec. 31st. That is with Fun Sun/Holiday House in Canada.

I'm not sure why Flightcenter wouldn't be able to offer it until the end of the year since I'm they would have been able to use Holiday House.

jilld11
05-20-2012, 09:21 PM
There's no reason they couldn't have. I'm sure they use Holiday House/Fun Sun. I'm looking at a booking right now for a client for Sep. 21 and they have the 5 for 3. They are not for sale anymore, but when they were, they were good until Dec 31st. We still have the hoppers at the old prices though.

LIST OF DETAILS - PAGE 1 OF 3 SQV/ALBA/THN/FSUN/INT

NO TRANS FROM/TO CODE/DESC CAT CL. BOOK ON PAX ID
-- ------ ------- --------- --- --- ------- ----------------
01 21SEP12 LAX LAXACR ARR 001
22SEP12 DISNEYLAND RESORT EXPRESS,LAX ARPT TO ANAHEIM

02 21SEP12 LAX LAXACR ARR 002
22SEP12 DISNEYLAND RESORT EXPRESS,LAX ARPT TO ANAHEIM

03 21SEP12 LAX LAXACR ARR 003
22SEP12 DISNEYLAND RESORT EXPRESS,LAX ARPT TO ANAHEIM

04 21SEP12 ANA ANAHPR 5F3 001
22SEP12 DISNEYLAND CALIFORNIA PARK HOPPER,*5 FOR 3 PARK HO

05 21SEP12 ANA ANAHPR 5F3 002
P-PREVIOUS Q-QUIT *-HELP

mrsmith9
05-21-2012, 08:53 AM
Maybe to alleviate capacity/crowding issues this summer (following the reopening of DCA) they are trying to discourage guest from staying as long. I think you’ll find that the typical multi-day guest spends fewer dollars per day the longer they stay– so if they decrease the length of stay they can increase the overall revenue per day from guest crowding the park this summer.

I think you’ll see a six day and other promotional tickets reappear next Spring (if not something in the Fall). Something similar to the current January 4 – May 28 promotional tickets.

mrsmith9
06-18-2012, 03:07 PM
I just returned from a 5 day trip to DLR. 5 days wan't enough, we needed at least one more day, and that was before Carsland opened. We might need 7 days next year, and the annual pass is just cost prohibitive.

MinnieMouseMom4
06-18-2012, 04:56 PM
The 5 for 3 promo we were selling are good until Dec. 31st. That is with Fun Sun/Holiday House in Canada.

Are these tickets only available to Canadians? or can anybody take advantage of this deal? We're going in November so I'm looking for ticket deals.