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Old 08-19-2012, 12:53 AM   #226
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Jeez, and I just asked again at the ticket office and they said no again. They even went on to talk about Internet blogs talking about upgrading days. At this point we are resigned to not being able to get more days. It's ok though, we went on 27 rides including radiator springs yesterday!

Maybe I will try again tomorrow, it is one of our non disney days. Any suggestions on where to ask?
That is frustrating. I'd ask at a different time of day, at two different booths.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:54 AM   #227
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I think people are going to start having to accept soon that 6-day and 7-day tickets are a thing of the past though.
You never know. They could be a part of the future if there is enough of a market for it. It's up to us to make our voices heard. Yeah Capitalism!
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:46 PM   #228
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I got this disappointing response from the Disneyland Resort Travel Sales Center <dl.wdtc@disneyonline.com>.

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Thank you for contacting the Disneyland Resort in Southern California.

We apologize for the disappointment this may have caused you. Yes, you
can add the extra day at the end of your stay. Please note, it won't be
a upgrade price it will be the full price of a 1 day hopper.

Have a Magical Day!

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E-Commerce Desk
Yeah, no kidding Cristina.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:33 PM   #229
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You never know. They could be a part of the future if there is enough of a market for it. It's up to us to make our voices heard. Yeah Capitalism!
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I got this disappointing response from the Disneyland Resort Travel Sales Center <dl.wdtc@disneyonline.com>.

Thank you for contacting the Disneyland Resort in Southern California.

We apologize for the disappointment this may have caused you. Yes, you
can add the extra day at the end of your stay. Please note, it won't be
a upgrade price it will be the full price of a 1 day hopper.

Have a Magical Day!

Cristina
Walt Disney Travel Company, Inc.
E-Commerce Desk


Yeah, no kidding Cristina.
Not surprising. Disney is clearly moving toward getting people used to paying more for their tickets (and everything else). Their current answer to what to do if you want to visit for more than 5 days in a row seems to be to upgrade to an annual pass or buy more full-priced tickets. While it is certainly possible that they may add back 6-day and 7-day tickets in the future, I doubt they will be offered again at a mere $5-$15 per day upgrade price. I would think they would want their multi-day ticket prices to average out to at least $50-$60 per day considering that a one day hopper ticket is now well over $100. From the business's perspective, if people want something enough they will pay for it. If there is demand for something, then a business will charge real money for it. Disneyland will figure out eventually how much people will pay for extra days to make it worth it to the company to offer longer length tickets or not. I know people like to compare to Disney World a lot, but, frankly, Disneyland and Disney World are not the same and nor are California and Florida. I haven't lived in Florida but based on what I've been told by people I know who have lived in Florida and visited Florida, prices on things in California are across the board higher than in Florida. There is no reason Disney needs to follow same or similar business models for their California and Florida parks if their clientele and economic environments are not the same.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:24 PM   #230
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Not surprising. Disney is clearly moving toward getting people used to paying more for their tickets (and everything else). Their current answer to what to do if you want to visit for more than 5 days in a row seems to be to upgrade to an annual pass or buy more full-priced tickets. While it is certainly possible that they may add back 6-day and 7-day tickets in the future, I doubt they will be offered again at a mere $5-$15 per day upgrade price. I would think they would want their multi-day ticket prices to average out to at least $50-$60 per day considering that a one day hopper ticket is now well over $100. From the business's perspective, if people want something enough they will pay for it. If there is demand for something, then a business will charge real money for it. Disneyland will figure out eventually how much people will pay for extra days to make it worth it to the company to offer longer length tickets or not. I know people like to compare to Disney World a lot, but, frankly, Disneyland and Disney World are not the same and nor are California and Florida. I haven't lived in Florida but based on what I've been told by people I know who have lived in Florida and visited Florida, prices on things in California are across the board higher than in Florida. There is no reason Disney needs to follow same or similar business models for their California and Florida parks if their clientele and economic environments are not the same.
Yep. I did respond to tell her to log a request for those staying on property to buy additional days at the 4-day to 5-day upgrade price, up to the number of nights they are staying. She replied ...

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Dear Cory,

We will go ahead and forward your email to the Disneyland Guest
Experience Department for the Disneyland Resort to handle.

Have a Magical Day!

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Nothing will likely come of it, but who knows. This is definitely one of the areas where, to follow that other thread, Walt Disney World is WAY better than Disneyland. There's nothing that needs to change, as California and Florida are different places, but it's just better at WDW.

Ultimately, I don't personally care too much about the result of this situation. We only have 5 full days anyway, so it was just asking about spending an hour or two on our arrival night. It's no big deal to just spend that at Goofy's Kitchen and the World of Disney store, before getting a good night's rest. But if I were staying 7 or more nights, I'd be seriously concerned.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:55 AM   #231
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Pricing in the past had pretty much been that it would be more economical to buy an annual pass for WDW when you were going over the 10 day mark
Right now a 10 day MYW+PH is ~$370 gate. An extra day (non-hopping) is under $100. The regular AP is a bit more than $610. Even a 2-day MYW+PH is a bit under $238---so 12 days of regular MYW tickets with hopping on all days are still less than a single AP.

That ignores AP discounts, etc. of course.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:23 PM   #232
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There have been rumors that biometric finger scanners like those at WDW are coming to DLR in the near future. I suspect after that the longer duration tickets might become available.
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Well, we're here in Disneyland now and I've tried at least four different times to add days to our 5 day park hoppers. The lead today said that the option to sell anything longer than a 5 day ticket was taken away about a week ago. I've tried three different ticket booths and Guest Relations outside of CA.
There just doesn't seem to be any way to add days anymore.
Our family includes two people with disabilities and we just can't get to see everything in 5 days. We move more slowly than a family with a bunch of teens. We are here for 10 days but I can't spend $1600 to upgrade to annual passes or buy another set of 5 day passes for $2200 which has been the suggestion.
The lead was very sympathetic and I'm sure if there were a way, she would have done it. She did ask me to write a letter and share my concerns/frustrations with Guest Relations. I will do that. I think that it's worthwhile doing.
Sorry that I don't have good news to share.
I was really hoping that I could make this happen for my family.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:38 AM   #234
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So you can use a Disney World ticket to get into Disneyland. What stops people from buying a 6 day park hopper for Disney World and use it at Disneyland? It is not $5-$15 upgrade fee more like $45 but still cheaper than buying a 1 day. Take a 7 day World Hopper which is $55 more than a 5 day Land Hopper. There you just added 2 more days to the 5 day Land Hopper at a cost of $25/day.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:13 PM   #235
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So you can use a Disney World ticket to get into Disneyland. What stops people from buying a 6 day park hopper for Disney World and use it at Disneyland? It is not $5-$15 upgrade fee more like $45 but still cheaper than buying a 1 day. Take a 7 day World Hopper which is $55 more than a 5 day Land Hopper. There you just added 2 more days to the 5 day Land Hopper at a cost of $25/day.
You are right. For those who require 6-10 day DLR passes, you now have to consider buying WDW tickets. Although the 7 day WDW PH is now $367.43, which is $77.43 more than the 5 day DLR PH, so it costs essentially $38.72 more per day, not $25/day. But still, 7 days at DLR is $290 + $200 = $490. You save $122.57 per ticket. And each additional day you need, you save more via the WDW method. Big savings.

It's significantly cheaper in every instance 6-10 days. This is the workaround.

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Old 08-21-2012, 12:22 PM   #236
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So you can use a Disney World ticket to get into Disneyland. What stops people from buying a 6 day park hopper for Disney World and use it at Disneyland?
Officially, the WDW ticket has to be activated at WDW before it can be used at DLR. Unofficially, however, there has been at least one report of people being able to use their WDW tickets at DLR before it had been activated.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:42 PM   #237
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Right now a 10 day MYW+PH is ~$370 gate. An extra day (non-hopping) is under $100. The regular AP is a bit more than $610. Even a 2-day MYW+PH is a bit under $238---so 12 days of regular MYW tickets with hopping on all days are still less than a single AP.

That ignores AP discounts, etc. of course.


You stopped the quote just before this: "Just looking at the pricing now at both WDW and DL the price for a Deluxe AP is virtually equal to the longest length of stay park hopper plus the cost to add an additional 2 day park hopper."

At DL the Deluxe AP is $469. A 5 day parkhopper is $290 and a 2 day hopper is $200 for a total of $490 so buying the tickets they would require for 7 days costs more than getting an AP.

At WDW the 10 Day is $375 and a 2 Day PH is $233 for a total of $608. And the AP is $611.31. Pretty equal but you'd get some discounts with the AP that you wouldn't with the PH's.

So, what I stated seems to be correct. What you selected for quoting was a observation of what was seen in the past. Disney does seem to be keeping some consistency in their pricing - it's just that their prices have taken quite a jump.

Why I posted this originally is that not everyone would even think of an AP as being an option if they want to stay longer than Disney sells tickets for. So these days if you are seeing that you need at least 2 more days than the shortest length ticket then you ought to look at an AP. The pricing and ticket/AP options are a bit illogical IMO but Disney set some precedence in their pricing that they may now be trying to slowly work their way out of.
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Well, we're here in Disneyland now and I've tried at least four different times to add days to our 5 day park hoppers. The lead today said that the option to sell anything longer than a 5 day ticket was taken away about a week ago. I've tried three different ticket booths and Guest Relations outside of CA.
I just got an email back saying that they no longer do anything past 5 days. End of story. I asked about having to pay full price for one more day but she didn't respond to that part. Saying sorry if its a disappoint to my family and I. It also said comments are always welcome so maybe if they have enough complaints about it, something will change for those us that truly want some extra days in the park with taking our arms and legs for one or two extra days.
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I just e-mailed them and expressed my disappointment. We are traveling there next month from New Hampshire. We trek there almost yearly and planned to spend 6 days at the park (and the opening of Halloween Horror Nights...whoohoo!). There is no way I'll spend $250 dollars for 2 additional park hoppers. No way. Especially after the money we are going to drop there, between drinks and dinners, etc.

It's unreal how they had such a hard time to move the average visitor away from AP's and to people actually there on a multi-day vacation, then once they start heading in that direction...they punish that target demographic.

Well, I have always had a soft spot for Mystery Lodge at Knotts, guess we'll go there.
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I just e-mailed them and expressed my disappointment. We are traveling there next month from New Hampshire. We trek there almost yearly and planned to spend 6 days at the park (and the opening of Halloween Horror Nights...whoohoo!). There is no way I'll spend $250 dollars for 2 additional park hoppers. No way. Especially after the money we are going to drop there, between drinks and dinners, etc.

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I feel ya! Haha. We come fron across the Pacific from Hawaii. We always stay for 10 days and usually plan for 6 or 7 days in the parks because that is the main reason for our vacation!!! Money doesn't grow on trees where I live and it already costs so much just to fly there. So we have decided to use the free day at legoland which comes with our ticket. Definitely not the same experience which we would like to have but if it saves us some money then that's what we are going to do. I hope that there is enough people commenting on this change so the people would like to spend the extra days there can without it costing a crazy price.
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