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Old 10-22-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
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Why Florida but NOT California?

I don't understand why Florida residents can get discount rates on some cruises out of Florida but California residents do not get any discounts on the Mexico cruises out of California! Anyone have the answer?

(This is also the case at Disneyland. Only those living in Southern California get park ticket/annual pass discounts. However, all people living in Florida get discounted tickets/annual passes.)

This makes no sense to me! What's up with that?????
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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Disney Cruise Line is relatively New to the West coast market so they probably have not decided upon any discount. Also the agreement Disney has with the cities and states they are in is to offer discounts to their residents. So ask your governator to make a new contract with Disney!
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California is a big marke to have hold out for a special break on a cruise. If they did this they would sell less staterooms to Californians.

With DLR tickets/passes it's a deal to get people who can come for a day, to come more often.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:46 PM   #4
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So ask your governator to make a new contract with Disney!
That is too funny! Our governator does not care enough to worry about that.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:50 PM   #5
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California is a big marke to have hold out for a special break on a cruise. If they did this they would sell less staterooms to Californians.

With DLR tickets/passes it's a deal to get people who can come for a day, to come more often.
You would be surprised how many Northern Californian's drive to DL for a weekend trip. I work with people that drive 8 hours a few times a month to spend a few days at DL.

Also, I am not sure what you mean - "If they did this they would sell less staterooms to Californians." Are you saying that they would sell less staterooms to Californians if they gave us a discount?
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The way I see it, you're ALL lucky. Personally I think those of you who live in California and Florida should have to pay a surcharge because you live so close you don't have to pay for plane tickets. Honestly, think about how much cheaper it is for you to do Disney than the rest of us? And then you want a discount on top of that? Ok, so I'm kidding about the surcharge, but how about a little love for those of us from other states who have to break the bank just to get there to spend our money propping up your local economies?
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The way I see it, you're ALL lucky. Personally I think those of you who live in California and Florida should have to pay a surcharge because you live so close you don't have to pay for plane tickets. Honestly, think about how much cheaper it is for you to do Disney than the rest of us? And then you want a discount on top of that? Ok, so I'm kidding about the surcharge, but how about a little love for those of us from other states who have to break the bank just to get there to spend our money propping up your local economies?
Not only do we get discounts on theme parks and cruises, but we also don't pay any state income tax here in Florida. The tourists drop off enough cash so that we don't have to.
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They do it because they have to draw the line somewhere. Feel lucky you get anything. There are some of us that only get OBC from a TA, and discounts for rebooking, on top of having to shell out for airfare from podunk nowhere, and hotels, and meals etc.
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:12 PM   #9
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Remember, those resident rates come out in times when the ship needs filling!!

I'm fully expecting, and really looking forward to those Cali rates that will come out at certain times of the year -- once the Wonder is docked here.

I think the deal with southern cali getting the DL perks has to do with relatively easy transport - we can drive to DL without a lot of planning or needing air so we get those cool incentives.
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They do it because they have to draw the line somewhere. Feel lucky you get anything. There are some of us that only get OBC from a TA, and discounts for rebooking, on top of having to shell out for airfare from podunk nowhere, and hotels, and meals etc.
I live in Northern California and we DON"T get anything. We still have to fly (or drive 10 hours). Not that I am complaining! I would drive 10 hours to get a discounted cruise but they have not offered them. I would also drive 10 hours a few times a year to go to DL if we got discounted annual passes. Without any discount, it costs us the same to go all the way to Florida and stay at WDW. So, we go all that way instead.
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The way I see it, you're ALL lucky. Personally I think those of you who live in California and Florida should have to pay a surcharge because you live so close you don't have to pay for plane tickets. Honestly, think about how much cheaper it is for you to do Disney than the rest of us? And then you want a discount on top of that? Ok, so I'm kidding about the surcharge, but how about a little love for those of us from other states who have to break the bank just to get there to spend our money propping up your local economies?
I completely understand where you are coming from (even though it is not my local economy.) However, it costs us the same to spend a week in WDW as it does to spend a week at DL. With Florida having so much more, WDW and DCL, we go there.
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The way I see it, you're ALL lucky. Personally I think those of you who live in California and Florida should have to pay a surcharge because you live so close you don't have to pay for plane tickets. Honestly, think about how much cheaper it is for you to do Disney than the rest of us? And then you want a discount on top of that? Ok, so I'm kidding about the surcharge, but how about a little love for those of us from other states who have to break the bank just to get there to spend our money propping up your local economies?

This is ridiculous. I do not agree with this at all, and it has nothing to do with the fact that I live in Florida . I have only been to Disney World twice in the 17 years I've lived in Florida. Although we get a discount, it's still not necessarily cheap, IMO.
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You would be surprised how many Northern Californian's drive to DL for a weekend trip. I work with people that drive 8 hours a few times a month to spend a few days at DL.

Also, I am not sure what you mean - "If they did this they would sell less staterooms to Californians." Are you saying that they would sell less staterooms to Californians if they gave us a discount?
I don't disagree that lots of Californians from the North visit the park. But if you can get someone to come for dinner on Fridays by giving them an easy way to buy a pass that makes more more money for the park than selling the passes to people that can't do that.

In Florida there are people that won't cruise until they have a Florida deal. In Socal there are millions of people that could do that and can take a cab to the port. Do you want to give them the option to cruise only with a special rate or have them pay the regular rate?
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No offense to our Canadian neighbors but I never understood a Canadian discount before other states in the US.

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I have only been to Disney World twice in the 17 years I've lived in Florida. Although we get a discount, it's still not necessarily cheap, IMO.
Not trying to start an argument .... but I was surprised, when a week or so ago, a friend who lives in FL mentioned that they bought annual (weekday?) passes for $185.

I thought that was pretty cheap, especially since a 1-day pass is what, $80? (haven't checked daily rates lately) Of course, cheap is all relative -- we are talking Disney, afterall.

If I lived there, I FOR SURE would be getting me one of those!

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