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Old 02-10-2013, 06:32 PM   #76
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Actually he has a great example. People go and by 12 buns all the time. You take those twelve buns home, use 6 and freeze 6; that is true.

But you can't take Disney home with you. You are doing exactly what he said. You buy 10 days now, you use 5 days and expect Disney to have 5 days available for you when you want them. You can't take them home, you can't put them in your freezer. The expectation is that Disney will be open, have the capacity and staffing at any time that you wish to arrive.

That does not allow Disney to plan for capacity; to know what adequate staffing is required.

Anyone care to guess how many unexpired tickets there are out there?

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None of that holds water.

On the "buns" analogy, you aren't charged a premium to buy buns and freeze them later. Disney does charge for the no expiration option, and is free to raise that price if they feel it necessary, just like all their other prices.

But even more importantly, Disney sells all kinds of tickets online and over the phone, and they have no idea when you will actually come and activate them. They base staffing and other attendance related decisions on their attendance projections, not outstanding ticket projections.

Finally, the idea that Disney loses money if you hold your ticket is poppycock as well. Yes, their prices do go up over time, but if you don't use your ticket Disney also has access to your money until you do use it. Essentially, you are giving Disney an interest free loan until you use your ticket. Plus, you just might lose your ticket, or just forget about it. Then they keep your money for nothing
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:01 PM   #77
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None of that holds water.
Finally, the idea that Disney loses money if you hold your ticket is poppycock as well. Yes, their prices do go up over time, but if you don't use your ticket Disney also has access to your money until you do use it. Essentially, you are giving Disney an interest free loan until you use your ticket. Plus, you just might lose your ticket, or just forget about it. Then they keep your money for nothing
This is true, Disney charges a big premium for no expiration. I think that it is similar to the Visa Gift and Rebate Cards that many companies use now instead of cash rebates that we used to get for buying certain products. They know that all of the amount on the gift card wont be used so more money in the bank for them. I still have one day left on one of our tickets but no clue where it is.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:27 PM   #78
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I liked the olden days when all WDW tickets had no expiration date. In fact, I'd like Disney to make all tickets like this without the upcharge. But now it's not even going to be an option?
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:35 PM   #79
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I liked the olden days when all WDW tickets had no expiration date. In fact, I'd like Disney to make all tickets like this without the upcharge. But now it's not even going to be an option?
my mom has a ticket from 1987 she'll be using next year. they made no money off her lol

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Old 02-14-2013, 05:17 AM   #80
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Ok, who said they don't want to have a non-expiring ticket on the survey??? Fess up now!
Sorry but what was I supposed to do when the survey asked:

Instead of buying theme park tickets with the no-expire option for future magically magical experiences in our theme parks, would you rather:

a. not be able to enter the theme parks at all
b. pay a rapacious rate for tickets that expire 4 hours after you buy them
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