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Old 11-15-2012, 03:43 PM   #2566
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This is absurd! When I called last week, I was told there would be a small price increase! Not almost 50%! I have called and have an email address to lodge a formal complaint. I think we might just buy regular tickets.
and get no discount?
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:57 PM   #2567
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I have a question that I am sure has been asked a million times, but here goes ...........We are going the last weekend in November and there isn't a class my son would enjoy (he isn't the performing type). There won't be 10 of us, just 3, so can I still get the tickets? I looked at the field trip option and I could not find if there were limits on that?!? We homeschool and it is only my son so we won't ever have a group of 10 or more. Also what is the meal ticket option all about? Thanks!!
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:12 PM   #2568
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I have a question that I am sure has been asked a million times, but here goes ...........We are going the last weekend in November and there isn't a class my son would enjoy (he isn't the performing type). There won't be 10 of us, just 3, so can I still get the tickets? I looked at the field trip option and I could not find if there were limits on that?!? We homeschool and it is only my son so we won't ever have a group of 10 or more. Also what is the meal ticket option all about? Thanks!!
I am confused - you want to know if you can get the discounted tickets without taking a class? The answer to that is no.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:16 PM   #2569
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I am confused - you want to know if you can get the discounted tickets without taking a class? The answer to that is no.
I was wondering how the field trip worked? There aren't any individual classes being offered while we are there. The only classes are for 10 or more.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:49 PM   #2570
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I was wondering how the field trip worked? There aren't any individual classes being offered while we are there. The only classes are for 10 or more.
I cant seem to copy paste the field trip wording - but it seems pretty clear that The field trip is a group of 10 or more youth from your qualifying youth organization....(school, church group, etc)

You cannot take advantage of this as an individual.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:37 PM   #2571
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I am sad about the change as well. We were going to do the YES program next August for about $1000 for the 5 of us, in addition to a few days at Universal. I cannot talk my older boys into just Disney, so it will be just Universal for us next year

It still has a discount, but not enough for us to justify doing both this time. I'm thinking an adults only trip is in order for DH and I next fall since we have a bit of Rewards points on our Disney card.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:02 AM   #2572
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I am just now learning about the changes to the Y.E.S. program's park ticket pricing and under individual enrollment the park tickets for our family now wouldn't be much different than purchasing them through Undercover Tourist, probably more I think. When I first learned about the Y.E.S. program and how we could save over $600 on park tickets for our family, I thought it was too good to be true. I guess the word got out and this good thing (the steep park ticket discount) came to an end. I still think the classes sound pretty neat and interesting and are a great educational experience all around.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:14 AM   #2573
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I guess Disney feels that people who really want to have the class experience will appreciate the chance. I think they opened it up to give the YES program more exposure, and now that they have that, they have lowered the discounts. Still a good deal if you want the classes, but not for others who don't want to miss rope drop for a small discount.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:29 PM   #2574
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Disney charged really high fees for the classes they had with the disney institute. It is a privilege to take these classes. Unfortunately some people saw them as a discount program rathe than an opportunity.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:46 PM   #2575
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Disney charged really high fees for the classes they had with the disney institute. It is a privilege to take these classes. Unfortunately some people saw them as a discount program rathe than an opportunity.
I'm not so sure I consider them a privilege. We've taken two classes. One was okay, the other was downright boring. Some parts of the classes were interesting, especially knowing we were getting a nice ticket discount in exchange for attending. Even with the better of the two, I know at times I couldn't wait for it to be over so we could get on with the 'fun part' of our vacation. I'm sure DD felt the same way. It just wasn't good enough for us to prefer that class over Soarin' or Everest or pretty much anything else there is to do at Disney World. The more boring of the two classes felt like ten hours rather than three. I'd have rather been sitting on a bench people watching lol.

To be honest, if the classes were absolutely free to attend, we'd try to fit one in. If we had to pay to attend, we wouldn't do it unless there were huge improvements to the program. Based on my experience with the two classes we've attended, I wouldn't even pay $10 per person for the "privilege" of attending another one. With a ticket discount, however, they're basically paying ME to attend, and that changes things.

With the smaller discount they're now offering, we won't likely be planning for any more YES classes anyway...unless they have an interesting homeschool days program. Then I'd consider it. I don't mean the classes, but the one or two hour presentation they give. Some of those have sounded pretty good, but so far they haven't worked with our schedule. I really would have liked to attend the Ridley Pearson one a while back.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #2576
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Disney charged really high fees for the classes they had with the disney institute. It is a privilege to take these classes. Unfortunately some people saw them as a discount program rathe than an opportunity.
I agree with you 100%. I am really looking forward to our first class in January : ) Given the discounts for the kids, it still remains a better deal than undercover tourist by several hundred $$$ for most. Perhaps they will reduce the 'non-refundability' of the package since the deals aren't insane.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:38 PM   #2577
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Disney charged really high fees for the classes they had with the disney institute. It is a privilege to take these classes. Unfortunately some people saw them as a discount program rathe than an opportunity.
I also totally agree with you!
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I think you get out of something what you put in.
I agree with that, in general. However, it is difficult to get anything out of a class that is ridiculously easy and quite boring. (Well, we got a great ticket discount out of it, LOL.)
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Perhaps they will reduce the 'non-refundability' of the package since the deals aren't insane.
Perhaps. That would be nice.
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