Originally Posted by fla4fun
Disney has a lot of special tickets available: convention tickets, youth tickets, military tickets, resident tickets . . . .all with varying prices and entitlements, but almost always priced below general public ticket prices and almost always with some kind of "perk" that the general public tickets don't have. For example, the convention 2-day base ticket costs less than a GP 2-day base, and it includes one fun option without any additional cost. So the precedent is out there. What about the packages Disney has offered with special "extended" tickets? Buy the package and get a 7 day ticket for the price of a five day . . . not available at the gate, not available at all unless you booked the package.
But doing it that way would almost be copying Universal's mode - FOTL for resort guests (in Disney's case, pre-booking attractions via FP+) and no FOTL for off property. The only difference is that Universal adds another layer by making a limited FOTL pass available for an additional fee during certain times of the year (not necessarily available during holidays and peak times when most people would be most willing to buy it). Disney could throw that in the mix as well, so it would come out something like:
$120 gp ticket - no FP
$120 resort guest ticket - includes FP+ selections at 60 days out
$50 add on to gp ticket - includes FP+ selections at maybe 30 days out (some limited time period that still gives resort guests an edge).
Ok, I guess I should have chosen my words more carefully. The poster chose two options which I assumed(maybe wrongly) were a general ticket that can be purchased beforehand(not at gate) One was for a resort guest and the other for a non resort guest. He had no difference in price. I would think they would charge less to a resort guest but make up that difference somewhere else in the price of the room or the pkg. So I meant that Disney may not charge extra up front for this type of ticket but they are making up the difference by charging you more somewhere else, to give the illusion of a discount.