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Old 02-03-2013, 07:07 AM   #1
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What I would like DVC to do but is not going to happen.

As DVC members, we have got 9 nights booked (a split stay at two different resorts with a cruise in the middle) coming up very very soon. We have been going to Disney for at least 25 years and have been DVC members since 1998. We have been to the parks so many times that we do not feel that we have to go again. As the park tickets are so very expensive for our situation, we will not be buying any for this visit. We have two days left on very old tickets which we will use this time around but that will be the total of our park visits.

It would be really great for us if there could be discounted tickets for very frequent visitors. At the right price, we would have bought another two or three days.

But this will never, ever happen.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:43 AM   #2
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Here's to fingers crossed on this one,,, You never know..They just may do this......If enough people had the same passion as you then it just might tip the scales in our ( DVC'ers) favor.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:45 AM   #3
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frequent visitors than you should be considering a DVC annual pass. We go a minimum of 10 nights a year and sometimes 20. This past years deal with the premium pass at $399 (plus tax) will make our cost per park visit with last years 5 nights and this years 15 nights less than $22 per visit. This also includes the water parks and Disney Quest. At ten nights a year it is still less that $42.

We have had DVC AP's since I became an owner and it has been well worth the price.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:47 AM   #4
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Here's to fingers crossed on this one,,, You never know..They just may do this......If enough people had the same passion as you then it just might tip the scales in our ( DVC'ers) favor.
We bought AP's for the first time last year, and planned return trip time frame based on that, (we actually did a another visit, unplanned due to having AP's). In the past we could not plan on being back within 12 months due to work/school schedules. As big as a Disney fan as I am, it would seem unlikely they adjust/discount more than they do (AP discount or just tiered pricing on regular park tickets based on number of days).

I feel pretty confident that if they give a little with one hand they will take away with the other. What I really miss is when all tickets had no expiration, without add'l fees.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:07 AM   #5
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As DVC members, we have got 9 nights booked (a split stay at two different resorts with a cruise in the middle) coming up very very soon. We have been going to Disney for at least 25 years and have been DVC members since 1998. We have been to the parks so many times that we do not feel that we have to go again. As the park tickets are so very expensive for our situation, we will not be buying any for this visit. We have two days left on very old tickets which we will use this time around but that will be the total of our park visits.

It would be really great for us if there could be discounted tickets for very frequent visitors. At the right price, we would have bought another two or three days.

But this will never, ever happen.
They do have discounts for very frequent visitors - $149 off an annual pass. I think they want to encourage people to come back within the year. Even if you only go once a year, you can space your trips to get 2 trips out of one AP.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:57 AM   #6
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They do have discounts for very frequent visitors - $149 off an annual pass. I think they want to encourage people to come back within the year. Even if you only go once a year, you can space your trips to get 2 trips out of one AP.
This does work when the dates fall right, and with well thought out planning.

I can't wait to see how the tickets are marketed with the new system rolling out!
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:39 PM   #7
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We get 2 and sometimes 3 trips from our DVC annual pass. We bought our most recent passes in April of last year when we were there for April school vacation with 7 park days (stayed on points). Then my DH and I went back for our 25th anniv. in October for F&W with 8 park days (stayed on rented points) and now the family goes back later this month for the February school vacation with 6 park days planned (staying on points again). After that we probably won't be back for 14 months when we'll go for April school vacation again and buy new annual passes. Since it is unlikely, as OP posted, that WDW will be instituting any other kind of frequent visitor discount, we've discovered this is the best use of our DVC points and annual passes.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:24 AM   #8
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Have to agree with the others: the Annual Pass discount IS our frequent visitor discount.

I can understand you wanting to perhaps add a couple more days at the parks to your visit for a price less than $95 per day. It's easy to think that Disney is losing out on YOUR money by not offering a more affordable rate. However, if they did offer a more economical ticket, two things would happen:

1) People who have every intention of paying $190 for a 2-day pass or $280 for 3 days are suddenly paying a lot less. Lower revenues for Disney.

2) People who would have bought Magic Your Way tickets for their entire stay (say 6+ days) due to the savings on those longer passes will buy a much shorter ticket. Again, less money for The Mouse.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:26 AM   #9
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We got 10 day non expiry tix several years ago and that worked great (could do 2 trips not w/in 12 months)...that was when the 10 day non expiry was cheaper than buying 2 sets of 5 day tix...now it's the same cost.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:08 AM   #10
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I suspect that coming from the UK she is talking about a different kind of frequency.

Rather than a ton of short trips, taking one long trip every other year. We do that and we are only from Minnesota. There aren't any ticket discounts for DVCers for how we travel. When we joined, there was no AP discount, but a UMP discount that worked much better for us. With airfare for us at $400 a person or more for a family of four, we just aren't flying down for Food and Wine and then to see the Christmas lights.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:09 AM   #11
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What they 'should' do is let DVC owners buy tickets at Fl residents rates.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:15 AM   #12
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I would love DVC to offer its members a 13 month annual pass. But that will never happen.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:37 AM   #13
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What they 'should' do is let DVC owners buy tickets at Fl residents rates.
Ahmenn. Now those I would buy.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:11 AM   #14
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One thing that I think would be nice for DVC members is the opportunity to buy twilight passes (after 4). We have always bought AP's, so it would not apply to us at this point in time. But for those who do not spend much time in the parks, it would allow for an opportunity to stroll around WS at Epcot or even have an evening meal in the park. They could always restrict the use to M-Th and limit the number of entries for each pass (perhaps 4 or 6). They could even black out certain times of the year. Ideally, it would work for evening entry into Epcot, and perhaps MK.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:27 AM   #15
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OP if you expect that you might only bop into the parks a few days here and there on any given DVC trip, it might be a good idea to pick up the non-expiry tix before they vanish completely. We have a set that is 4 years old which we still have a few days left of usage, mostly used pre-cruising.
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