Why Florida but NOT California?

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  1. Jodijo

    Jodijo Mouseketeer

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    I don't understand why Florida residents can get discount rates on some cruises out of Florida but California residents do not get any discounts on the Mexico cruises out of California! Anyone have the answer?

    (This is also the case at Disneyland. Only those living in Southern California get park ticket/annual pass discounts. However, all people living in Florida get discounted tickets/annual passes.)

    This makes no sense to me! What's up with that????? :confused3
     
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  3. maria-fan-22

    maria-fan-22 DIS Veteran

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    Disney Cruise Line is relatively New to the West coast market so they probably have not decided upon any discount. Also the agreement Disney has with the cities and states they are in is to offer discounts to their residents. So ask your governator to make a new contract with Disney!:rotfl2: pirate:
     
  4. skiingfast

    skiingfast <font color=teal>Has had no bacon<br><font color=b

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    California is a big marke to have hold out for a special break on a cruise. If they did this they would sell less staterooms to Californians.

    With DLR tickets/passes it's a deal to get people who can come for a day, to come more often.
     
  5. Jodijo

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    That is too funny! Our governator does not care enough to worry about that.
     
  6. Jodijo

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    You would be surprised how many Northern Californian's drive to DL for a weekend trip. I work with people that drive 8 hours a few times a month to spend a few days at DL.

    Also, I am not sure what you mean - "If they did this they would sell less staterooms to Californians." Are you saying that they would sell less staterooms to Californians if they gave us a discount?:confused3
     
  7. Susie22

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    The way I see it, you're ALL lucky. Personally I think those of you who live in California and Florida should have to pay a surcharge because you live so close you don't have to pay for plane tickets. Honestly, think about how much cheaper it is for you to do Disney than the rest of us? And then you want a discount on top of that? Ok, so I'm kidding about the surcharge, but how about a little love for those of us from other states who have to break the bank just to get there to spend our money propping up your local economies?
     
  8. dursin

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    Not only do we get discounts on theme parks and cruises, but we also don't pay any state income tax here in Florida. The tourists drop off enough cash so that we don't have to. :)
     
  9. MTmomma

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    They do it because they have to draw the line somewhere. Feel lucky you get anything. There are some of us that only get OBC from a TA, and discounts for rebooking, on top of having to shell out for airfare from podunk nowhere, and hotels, and meals etc.
     
  10. dylan'smom

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    Remember, those resident rates come out in times when the ship needs filling!!

    I'm fully expecting, and really looking forward to those Cali rates that will come out at certain times of the year -- once the Wonder is docked here. :yay:

    I think the deal with southern cali getting the DL perks has to do with relatively easy transport - we can drive to DL without a lot of planning or needing air so we get those cool incentives. :cool1:
     
  11. Jodijo

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    I live in Northern California and we DON"T get anything. We still have to fly (or drive 10 hours). Not that I am complaining! I would drive 10 hours to get a discounted cruise but they have not offered them. I would also drive 10 hours a few times a year to go to DL if we got discounted annual passes. Without any discount, it costs us the same to go all the way to Florida and stay at WDW. So, we go all that way instead.
     
  12. Jodijo

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    I completely understand where you are coming from (even though it is not my local economy.) However, it costs us the same to spend a week in WDW as it does to spend a week at DL. With Florida having so much more, WDW and DCL, we go there.
     
  13. DW2010

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    This is ridiculous. I do not agree with this at all, and it has nothing to do with the fact that I live in Florida :rotfl:. I have only been to Disney World twice in the 17 years I've lived in Florida. Although we get a discount, it's still not necessarily cheap, IMO.
     
  14. skiingfast

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    I don't disagree that lots of Californians from the North visit the park. But if you can get someone to come for dinner on Fridays by giving them an easy way to buy a pass that makes more more money for the park than selling the passes to people that can't do that.

    In Florida there are people that won't cruise until they have a Florida deal. In Socal there are millions of people that could do that and can take a cab to the port. Do you want to give them the option to cruise only with a special rate or have them pay the regular rate?
     
  15. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

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    No offense to our Canadian neighbors but I never understood a Canadian discount before other states in the US.

    MJ
     
  16. ILoveDisney&Cruising

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    Not trying to start an argument .... but I was surprised, when a week or so ago, a friend who lives in FL mentioned that they bought annual (weekday?) passes for $185.

    I thought that was pretty cheap, especially since a 1-day pass is what, $80? :confused3 (haven't checked daily rates lately) Of course, cheap is all relative -- we are talking Disney, afterall.

    If I lived there, I FOR SURE would be getting me one of those! :rotfl:

    ;)
     
  17. skiingfast

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    The DLR Socal pass is $184 and good for Some Sundays, no Saturdays, holidays or all summer. Well pretty much. Anyway DLR has about 1,000,000 annual pass holders of which this pass makes up the bulk.

    This is why knowing passholder blockout dates is a big part of DLR trip planning.

    WDW has barely any passholders in comparison.

    The difference is DLR has about 25,000,000 people within 100 miles of the resort. Florida has this in the whole state.

    This is a key to the marketing differences DLR and WDW have.
     
  18. Silverfox97

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    That pass is a weekday seasonal pass with blackout dates. We have regular annual passes (not the premium ones, so no water parks, and no blackout dates). We usually get them at AAA and a renewal is like ~$340/per adult. Do I think we deserve it? YES I DO! We go to Disney every other week in off season (we were there last week and are going next Friday). We go on day trips, and we spend $$ to eat (w/our Tables in Wonderland discount :thumbsup2). Sure, we don't pay for parking, but Disney gets plenty of our money!! When I lived up north, I had a Cedar Point season pass because I lived close, so I went. Disney is no different in my opinion. A theme park we live close to. We live like 10 min from Busch Gardens, but prefer to spend a free day at Disney, so we have passes there.

    A surcharge because we don't have to pay airfare? Gimmie a break!!! :lmao:
     
  19. paceyswife

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    I totally agree with you. We live minutes from the border and get no discount. It just makes no sense to me. (No offense to my neighbors).
     
  20. Dicecatt

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    I wonder if it has anything to do with the support Disney gets from each state. I know that California is extremely difficult to deal with, concerning licensing and business transactions. And Florida clearly loves Disney:goodvibes. Perhaps Disney just doesn't feel enough love to offer DCL discounts as of yet to Cali :rotfl:
     
  21. ClubDis

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    I understand why the FL cruises offer the FL resident rate sometimes, and I'm hoping this will be the same for CA once the Wonder gets settled. But I still don't get why they offer a Canadian rate. I could see it for the AK cruises since they leave from Vancouver, but for Florida? Makes no sense to me.
     

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