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Old 10-29-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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I'm Done!!! Too Many Changes We Don't Like

Between FP+, not being able to get FP- for at decent times unless there before RD, the changes to GAC/DAS, and the new upcoming ADR CC policy, I really think no more visits to WDW. No longer a vacation. Anybody else feel the same?
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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I will withhold judgement until after my January trip.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:58 PM   #3
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See ya. One less person in the crowd I'll have to deal with.

If THESE are the reasons that you won't visit Disney World, then I think you have your vacationing priorities wrong to being with.

Pointless thread.

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Old 10-29-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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There have been numerous people complaining it is too crowded and this is suppose to be the off season. Maybe this is Disney's way of thinning the crowd out to make it a better experience for the ones still going (being sarcastic people).
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:11 AM   #5
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There have been numerous people complaining it is too crowded and this is suppose to be the off season. Maybe this is Disney's way of thinning the crowd out to make it a better experience for the ones still going (being sarcastic people).
As soon as F&W is over, it will die down more. My DW and a neighbor (and the kids) were at MK on Sunday and said they were getting on everything, multiple times, w/o much in the way of lines so it depends on the park/day.

Not sure when Free Dining is over....
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:09 PM   #6
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If THESE are the reasons that you won't visit Disney World, then I think your have your vacationing priorities wrong to being with.
Our reasons for a vacation are to get away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and all the planning involved on a daily basis. Now we have to plan our attractions and ADR's even more-and make sure we don't forget to cancel ADRs far enough in advance to avoid a CC charge. Our vacation priorites are not wrong.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:20 PM   #7
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Not me... I will still be going and with all the people who are saying 'I am not going to Disney anymore becuase of FP+' it should be less crowded.

Even though every other post that is not about FP+ on this board seems to be about now much more crowded it is that in the past.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:24 PM   #8
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Not me... I will still be going and with all the people who are saying 'I am not going to Disney anymore becuase of FP+' it should be less crowded.

Even though every other post that is not about FP+ on this board seems to be about now much more crowded it is that in the past.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:22 PM   #9
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Well I am up in the air about this FP+ system. We are going in December and this is how I am viewing it. I am going in to act like we don't have to worry about those attraction times. I know the Legacy FP system is harder know sense times go fast, but I am going to try what I have done before and see how it goes and I will give me review on how it is.

As far as the ADR cancellation, that is totally understanding, I have no issue why that is in effect now.

If you want a less stress vacation, maybe the beach, cruise, or something else will be better for you.

I let everyone else in my family have fun and I do the running, fast passes, making reservations etc so they can enjoy . I don't mind. It is getting a little different with these changes but I will see how it goes.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:27 PM   #10
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Our reasons for a vacation are to get away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and all the planning involved on a daily basis. Now we have to plan our attractions and ADR's even more-and make sure we don't forget to cancel ADRs far enough in advance to avoid a CC charge. Our vacation priorites are not wrong.
Requiring you to cancel a reservation is common sense. If you didn't already do that anyways, you should have! Otherwise they end up overbooked because ppl book more than they will use, then ppl who actually want to go can't go...

FP+ will get the kinks worked out.

Sorry I can't agree w you I see these changes as nothing but good for the parks and its visitors.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:47 PM   #11
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-and make sure we don't forget to cancel ADRs far enough in advance to avoid a CC charge.

Oh no! How inconvenient for you to actually have to be responsible for a reservation you made!

People taking up reservation spots and then no showing is the reason for the ADR policy change and it sounds like you were part of the problem.

As someone who actually shows up for their reservations it sounds like Disney did the right thing to correct the issue to me.
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Our reasons for a vacation are to get away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and all the planning involved on a daily basis. Now we have to plan our attractions and ADR's even more-and make sure we don't forget to cancel ADRs far enough in advance to avoid a CC charge. Our vacation priorites are not wrong.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with your priorities. There is a growing chorus of long-time Disney vacationers making the same complaints you are. Personally I don't enjoy feeling moved about as if I'm a cog in a wheel while I'm paying the freight and being told I should be enjoying myself.

It is a tremendous mistake to spend the kind of money that has been expended without increasing capacity or value offered to guests while continuing to raise prices, assuming guests will continue to pay and return for diminished offerings or will be replaced by new guests. I foresee a time in the very near future when the chorus of boos from guests unwilling to return trickles down to potential new visitors. For now Disney can attempt to shore things up with increased Brazilian marketing campaigns. Eventually it will catch up to them. I hope they make a course correction before destroying WDW.

As for us, the next time we look to go to Disney it will be DLR -- or upon serious news of a change in direction at WDW --- one seriously focused on guest satisfaction as opposed to attempting to separate guests from their wallets at all costs.
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There's absolutely nothing wrong with your priorities. There is a growing chorus of long-time Disney vacationers making the same complaints you are. Personally I don't enjoy feeling moved about as if I'm a cog in a wheel while I'm paying the freight and being told I should be enjoying myself.

It is a tremendous mistake to spend the kind of money that has been expended without increasing capacity or value offered to guests while continuing to raise prices, assuming guests will continue to pay and return for diminished offerings or will be replaced by new guests. I foresee a time in the very near future when the chorus of boos from guests unwilling to return trickles down to potential new visitors. For now Disney can attempt to shore things up with increased Brazilian marketing campaigns. Eventually it will catch up to them. I hope they make a course correction before destroying WDW.

As for us, the next time we look to go to Disney it will be DLR -- or upon serious news of a change in direction at WDW --- one seriously focused on guest satisfaction as opposed to attempting to separate guests from their wallets at all costs.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:35 AM   #14
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There's absolutely nothing wrong with your priorities. There is a growing chorus of long-time Disney vacationers making the same complaints you are. Personally I don't enjoy feeling moved about as if I'm a cog in a wheel while I'm paying the freight and being told I should be enjoying myself.

It is a tremendous mistake to spend the kind of money that has been expended without increasing capacity or value offered to guests while continuing to raise prices, assuming guests will continue to pay and return for diminished offerings or will be replaced by new guests. I foresee a time in the very near future when the chorus of boos from guests unwilling to return trickles down to potential new visitors. For now Disney can attempt to shore things up with increased Brazilian marketing campaigns. Eventually it will catch up to them. I hope they make a course correction before destroying WDW.

As for us, the next time we look to go to Disney it will be DLR -- or upon serious news of a change in direction at WDW --- one seriously focused on guest satisfaction as opposed to attempting to separate guests from their wallets at all costs.
I'm curious... what happens if you're wrong and Disney continues to make money hand over fist, with increased attendance across the board? Will you feel disappointed they didn't sink?

You could be right and Disney could be headed for disaster. But, you could also be wrong, and this course may turn out to be the right one for the company, no correction required.

Me, I'm hoping this is all a great success for the company, as they truly are my favorite Big Evil Corporation. I'm rooting for them!
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:36 AM   #15
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There's absolutely nothing wrong with your priorities. There is a growing chorus of long-time Disney vacationers making the same complaints you are. Personally I don't enjoy feeling moved about as if I'm a cog in a wheel while I'm paying the freight and being told I should be enjoying myself.

It is a tremendous mistake to spend the kind of money that has been expended without increasing capacity or value offered to guests while continuing to raise prices, assuming guests will continue to pay and return for diminished offerings or will be replaced by new guests. I foresee a time in the very near future when the chorus of boos from guests unwilling to return trickles down to potential new visitors. For now Disney can attempt to shore things up with increased Brazilian marketing campaigns. Eventually it will catch up to them. I hope they make a course correction before destroying WDW.

As for us, the next time we look to go to Disney it will be DLR -- or upon serious news of a change in direction at WDW --- one seriously focused on guest satisfaction as opposed to attempting to separate guests from their wallets at all costs.
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