What I would like DVC to do but is not going to happen.

Discussion in 'DVC-Mousecellaneous' started by Sue's Mum, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Sue's Mum

    Sue's Mum DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2001
    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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  3. DizDaD7

    DizDaD7 Truly a ~GOOFY~ Person.

    Jan 8, 2009
    Here's to fingers crossed on this one,,,pixiedust:pixiedust: 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.
  4. mickeysbestfriend

    mickeysbestfriend DIS Veteran

    Dec 3, 2005
    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.
  5. gdrj

    gdrj DIS Veteran

    Jan 13, 2012
    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.
  6. DebbieB

    DebbieB DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 1999
    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.
  7. lodge

    lodge DIS Veteran

    Dec 8, 2012
    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!
  8. WDWbeat

    WDWbeat Earning My Ears

    Mar 13, 2010
    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.
  9. tjkraz

    tjkraz <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/silver.jpg

    Feb 4, 2002
    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.
  10. lovin'fl

    lovin'fl DIS Veteran

    Jun 7, 2011
    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.
  11. crisi

    crisi DIS Veteran

    Feb 25, 2002
    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.
  12. Disneychix

    Disneychix When you wish upon a star...

    Nov 28, 2007
    What they 'should' do is let DVC owners buy tickets at Fl residents rates.
  13. a742246

    a742246 And, and, and I caught a fish this big!

    Feb 5, 2008
    I would love DVC to offer its members a 13 month annual pass. But that will never happen.
  14. heynowirv

    heynowirv DIS Veteran

    Dec 31, 2008
    Ahmenn. Now those I would buy.
  15. Kidanifan08

    Kidanifan08 DIS Veteran

    Feb 22, 2011
    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.
  16. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

    Dec 30, 2004
    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.
  17. DonnaL

    DonnaL DIS Veteran

    Feb 4, 2005
    We also use our DVC discounted AP's to our advantage during some years....but, not every year. Some years we will plan 2 or 3 trips which will encompass the duration of our AP's and make full use of them. Other years it just doesn't work out schedule wise and we're not able to make several trips....those years we either just buy 4 or 5 day tickets expiring tickets.....depending on the length of our stay.....or sometimes no park tickets and just relax at our resort...plan some nice dinners, etc. I know some people are huge fans of non-expiring tix, but, I have never seen a really big advantage .....yeah, I know the breakeven points and all that....but, IMO it's not worth the very few dollars saved.
  18. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

    Dec 30, 2004
    currently, non-expiry tix are not as much $ savings but if you're talking about only using them a day or 2 each year, even currently priced 10 day tix will grow in value once you factor in the inevitable increase each year (which is larger than a savings account will bear). I bought ours before the 1st big jump in non-expiry prices so the value is greater.

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