Price increase rumors?

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by mshanson3121, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. SWRdtWD

    SWRdtWD Mouseketeer

    Jan 4, 2018
    Forgive me, I'm no disney expert...but If I understand the labor situation correctly, there would be some variations in how things play out.

    1. Florida forbids mandatory unions..."right to work" being the legislative term. Under that situation, unions have no ability to require membership and conduct a work stoppage. If disney employees don't have that tool at their disposal, their bargaining power is limited. If I recall correctly labor demands in contract negotiations between disney and the service unions have always ended in pro-management agreements. My guess is it's not likely that the trade councils win the day. Federal mediation is non-binding as well, which makes it largely irrelevant.

    2. Though labor costs are the biggest drain on profits at wdw - as with most places - they wouldn't do an increase based on labor negotiations or wait to see what happens with that.
    Price increases are typically driven only by revenue and profit as it relates to Wall Street in a company of that sizs.
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  2. mshanson3121

    mshanson3121 DIS Veteran

    Jan 16, 2015
    IIRC there's typically 24-48 hour notice.
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  4. bcrook

    bcrook DIS Veteran

    Jun 26, 2008
    We got them last year.
  5. DisFanDad

    DisFanDad Mouseketeer

    Aug 23, 2016
    Iger actually SAID this is their strategy going forward last year at an earnings report call.

    Revenue up on lower attendance due to increase spending per guest.
  6. TheMaxRebo

    TheMaxRebo DIS Veteran

    Jan 12, 2008
    Right - but I was wondering about taking that to more of an extremes. Double the price of tickets and reduce max capacity by 30% - that sort of thing
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  7. MolonLabe

    MolonLabe DTOM

    Feb 14, 2012
    I really don't think so. People have wised up to the folly of buying 1 day tickets. SW land getting closed for capacity and insane wait times will drive a ton of people who "waited" into the other parks or they will simply take advantage of buying 5+ day tickets.

    I think MK will suffer the worst for it, I know a bunch of people who haven't been to WDW in years but once SW opens they are going to MK because "we haven't been there in 20 years, it'd be neat to go back since were there".
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  8. SL6827

    SL6827 Clover invading my personal space!

    Apr 23, 2017
    Reconsidering going on a non parks trip now. Might like to get one long one in before the opening of SWGE.

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