Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by rteetz, Sep 24, 2018.
“At Walt Disney World Resort, we are constantly looking for new ways to deliver the best experience possible for our guests – from the moment they book their vacation through the very last attraction they visit in the theme parks.
With all there is to see and do in our parks, we know guests are increasingly looking for easier ways to plan a vacation with personalized options that fit their individual needs. Beginning Oct. 16 on DisneyWorld.com, guests will be able to access our new online vacation-planning destination and purchase tickets priced by the date of visit. These changes are designed to simplify the booking experience, give guests an enhanced way to purchase theme park tickets and help them more easily plan the Disney vacation of their dreams.
The new online vacation-planning destination features park offering overviews, travel tips from Disney Parks Moms Panelists and customized suggestions based on each guest’s personal preferences – helping guests make more informed decisions.
When guests are ready to purchase tickets online, they may use an interactive online calendar, which displays different prices based on the dates guests choose to visit and states tickets will need to be used during a specific time period. The calendar also allows guests to quickly see the lowest-priced days within a month. For example, prices may be lower during off-peak travel periods.
Check out the video below for a first look at how it works.
Once tickets are purchased, guests will be able to continue seamlessly planning their vacation on the website through My Disney Experience, which guides guests through the different phases and steps of personalizing their vacation to make the most of their travel party’s unique interests. Guests can manage their plans through the My Disney Experience mobile app as well, where they will also be able to access the interactive calendar and purchase their tickets on the go.
So why are we making these changes? As our parks have increased in popularity, there are more and more guests who wish to experience our world-class attractions. Introducing date-based tickets and pricing will allow us to better distribute attendance throughout the year so that we can continue to improve and deliver a great experience.”
Let the games begin..... As far as I know, they still haven't finished fixing the BIG MESS from 2 weeks ago yet, and now announcing this... well, even though we knew it was coming, I'm sure many will have some pretty valid opinions.....
That doesn’t sound easier to me
Having to pick specific days for tickets in advance.
Sigh--still glad I have 8 days left on some old non-expiring Park Hopper & More tickets. Guess once they're gone we'll be AP holders again, because 3-4 day trips are going to be too expensive.
At least it seems to give you a range of days and not being locked into only those days for those that don't exactly know everything going in.
You can also pay more for a flexible option where they don’t expire until Dec. 31st, 2019.
With Disney, I’m more worried about tech failure than anything else here.
I believe this is the reason why the site has been having so many issues lately. They have been building and trying to integrate this new interface and ticket system
Hahaha oh boy. If the front line CMs weren't already battered and bruised the last few weeks from this MDE issue, looks like they'll need some ice and to get ready for another round.
I believe the MDE issues were due to the integration of this.
(said on other thread)
So this seems a lot less complicated than I thought it was going to be, as in it doesn't seem as though you need to pick a park each day, just a one park per day ticket.
Happy to see park hoppers still an option.
Terrified to see how much May will cost!
I assumed that as soon as I saw this! But Disney IT has a horrible track record. This most recent mess was just one of the more notable epic fails.
All the more reason to do what we've been doing...batch our trips so we take more than one in 12 months, and just get an AP.
Is it correct that this will have no impact for those of us who already have in-hand tickets they plan to use in 2019?
I don't understand - do you all buy park tickets before you know when you are going or something? We don't buy until our trip dates are solid - meaning work approved and all.
Bingo. We’ve been doing this for 13ish years.
Goodbye to my October and DEc vacations...
Because that's when prices are likely to be part of peak season pricing.
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