Are you averse to the 'new' 5-day pass only? Please read and comment...

Discussion in 'Disneyland Community Board' started by jory29, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. jory29

    jory29 DIS Veteran

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    To those who are averse to Disneyland no longer selling longer than 5 day passes, (like me!) PLEASE write to them to let them know you would love to purchase a 6 or 7 day pass. For those of us who have to travel a long ways to get here, 5 days really is NOT enough. I also mentioned in an email to them that a 2 times in one year 14 day pass (7 days each time) would be desirable, because upgrading to an annual pass is too $$$ to even consider if we do make it to Disney before a 12 months time period passes. (For the record, we are around 1670 miles away from Anaheim.)

    It is more than ridiculous that once we pay a very high amount of money (with the newly raised parkhopper and annual pass prices) for a 5 day pass, that we would have to add on an even more expensive (per day) 3 day pass if we want to spend more time in the parks, PLUS we are spending additional $$$$ in their parks on food, drinks, and merchandise on all of those days. And of course, an adult is 10 years and up. :scared1: All of us in our family are now considered 'adults.' In my heart of hearts, I can't believe Walt Disney himself would agree on kids prices being from age 10 and up.

    Surely there is a way to ensure that the tickets are signed (with ID presented at that time or even at the gates I don't mind doing so) and I feel that a quick 'on-the-spot' photo, for a longer than a 5 day pass, especially in this day and age of computers, is entirely possible, yes?

    Disney can do anything with movies and rides, why not the tickets??
     
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  3. MyYearWithTheMouse

    MyYearWithTheMouse Disneyland In A Year!

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  4. jory29

    jory29 DIS Veteran

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    Thank you for adding the link to contact them! I appreciate that. :goodvibes

    Edited to add: I also really truly appreciate that upon noting you are able to live in the area and obtain an annual pass, that you still understand my position, and are willing to post your support about it! It's Disboard members like you who make these boards as great what they are. :)
     
  5. Daisybelle

    Daisybelle You don't have to go fast, you just have to go

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    I'm in complete agreement. Hopefully if enough people write in it will make an impact on those who decide these things. I sent an email myself last week.
     
  6. jory29

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    Awesome!! Love hearing stuff like this. Thanks for posting about this. :goodvibes
     
  7. MamaChelle

    MamaChelle Hakuna Matata

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    Thanks for this thread, hopefully they will get enough comments and negative feedback from the decision they have made. I'm 2500 miles from Disneyland with the Pacific ocean in my way. Disney is a yearly trip for us and I hope that they change things by next year so we can spend most of our time at Disney which is the main reason we travel to California!
     
  8. Happy 2 B Me

    Happy 2 B Me I have ears --just not Disney Ears.

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    It is my understanding that you can add days to the 5 day hopper once you get to DL. It is suppose to be like before when buying the 6th day and beyond, I think 5-10 dollars per day add on cost. From what I have read on here you just need to go to guest services and pay the difference and they do Disney Magic to your ticket.

    I have also wondered for some time if DL did not make the 5 day basic hopper the norm as there were getting to be lots of partically used ticket resells. This was done with the sellers buying 6 + day tickets and then reselling those tickets at a small discount from the regular priced 3 day ticket you would buy at the DL gates or on line at the DL site. IMO DL changing the rules makes sense if indeed they are trying to quash resell of partially used tickets.Other wise I see no reason to limit days you can buy in a lump amount. Like a previous poster said for every aditional day at DL/CA guests spend 100's of dollars. Would be nice to know why DL did make such a drastic parkhopper change.
     
  9. coopersmom

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    Don't know if it will help, but I sent the following ...

    We are arriving in October for a seven-night stay at the Grand Californian (theme park view, concierge level) and currently have six-day park hopper passes (purchased before the change). We were planning/hoping to add an additional day or two to our tickets to spend a portion of our arrival and departure days at the parks, where we would be eating, shopping and riding. But, now Disney is saying they will no longer extend guests park hopper tickets beyond five days, and our only option would be to buy annual passes (we live 2,000 miles away) or additional ticket sets (the cost for additional two-day park hoppers for my family would be outrageous on top of what we're already spending).

    We are coming for a one-week vacation. You have sold us rooms for seven nights and eight days, in your most expensive hotel at the highest level, no less, yet you won't sell us tickets to your parks to match that number? How ridiculous and short-sighted is that?

    At the same time executives are saying in press releases that Disneyland, with the addition of the new Carsland and revamped California Adventure park, is now a "Vacation Destination," Disneyland ceases selling tickets that actually allow people to take a week-long vacation there. It makes no sense what-so-ever! Does one arm of the company even know what the other is doing?

    We are very disappointed in this new guest-unfriendly policy and hope that Disney rethinks it.
     
  10. Kristi1357

    Kristi1357 <font color=red>"will not be blow-up people!"<br><

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    Email sent! :thumbsup2
     
  11. mufasa0505

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    I sent an email. We have reservations at the Grand Californian for a week in January. If I were to add two days to a 5-day hopper it would cost me roughly $600 for the 3 of us. If they don't fix this, we can find some other way to amuse ourselves. It's our first trip to California.

    I wanted to see the beach anyway, I guess. :confused3
     
  12. dmband

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    Nice
    The true of the matter though is until they see people not coming or staying they have no reason to change.
    In the above example, even though the customer is upset and emailed a complaint, they are still coming and still spending the money.
    Now if these people where to cut the trip back and/or totally cancel, I bet you would see more reaction from disney because they don't want to lose money
     
  13. dr&momto2boys

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    I also sent an email. We have an AP for DL this year because we are making 2 trips. But this is certanly a bad policy.
     
  14. dock

    dock Earning My Ears

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    I agree with contacting Disney directly but what really moves business to change is Bad Publicity. All of our comments need to be sent to travel blogs/writers, local reporters, and any media in general asking them to interview the Disney management and interview us as customers. Disney probably wouldn't want to see our quotes on this matter out in print.
     
  15. AC7179

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    Good morning.

    My family and I live in Texas, but Disneyland resort is a favorite vacation destination. We have been planning a trip from June 21-June 29th, staying in the Paradise Pier Hotel.

    I noticed fairly quickly the increase in ticket prices since our last visit, but I understand that is part of the business. However, I'm extremely upset that it appears that the longest ticketing option is a 5 day park hopper option. My family would be spending 8 days in a Disney Hotel. How is a length of stay option not available? I do understand the option of buying a 5 day ticket and then a 3 day ticket, but those 3 days are more expensive (per day) then the first five would be and is definitely a hard pill to swallow. I have read media that states that Disneyland is trying to become a vacation destination, much like Disney World. Why limit your customers to such a short experience?

    We like to tour the parks slowly, stopping each day to eat lunch ($), head back to our resort hotel ($), and shop (more $ for Disney). I'm bummed to think that my options are to either pay what I feel is an unfair price for 2 different sets of tickets for Disneyland, scratch the Disneyland plans completely and go to Disney World, or spend a day or two at Universal. I'd love to see the policy change, or maybe you can correct me. Is it possible to add tickets to a 5 day hopper?

    Thank you for your attention to this matter.
     
  16. coopersmom

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    I probably should have added in my email that had that (lack of) option been clear when we made our plans then we WOULD have booked a shorter stay.
     
  17. zavandor

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    I wrote them an email telling that I'm planning 5 nights at GC next year but would be disappointed not having LOS tickets.

    Oh well, if they don't change their policy I'll go one day to Universal. I was planning not to go since I went this year and I'll come back next year mostly for Disneyland and visit other places in California, but oh well, I cannot stay one full day in the hotel, even if it's very nice.
    It's only weird that they don't want my money.
     
  18. ValpoCory

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    I agree with everything you say until the Universal comment. For us, it would cost roughly the same amount of money to buy a new ticket at DLR than to travel to and a buy a Universal ticket. No money savings there. If I were renting a car already, I'd probably go to the beach. If I didn't have a car, I'd either make my trip shorter or just sleep in and go to character meals at the resorts.
     
  19. ValpoCory

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    What is considered Length of Stay? Number of nights + 1?
     
  20. ValpoCory

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    A few days ago, I emailed them twice, and asked for the issue to be logged as a formal complaint. The CM forwarded my email to corporate.
     
  21. DisneyMomma81

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    I agree with most of what you say however - I think anyone 40" and up should pay the same price. Most rides have no height requirement, most that do are 40".
     

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