Price increase rumors?

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

  1. SWRdtWD

    SWRdtWD Mouseketeer

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    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

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    IIRC there's typically 24-48 hour notice.
     
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  4. bcrook

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    We got them last year.
     
  5. DisFanDad

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    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

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    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

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    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 Typhoon Lagoon 2018

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    Reconsidering going on a non parks trip now. Might like to get one long one in before the opening of SWGE.
     
  9. theseacallsme

    theseacallsme Earning My Ears

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    has anyone heard when the increase will be? i want to make sure i get tickets beforehand!!!
     
  10. mshanson3121

    mshanson3121 DIS Veteran

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    I'm guessing within the next week. Last year it was Feb 12th.
     
  11. Lee Matthews

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    I’ve read and listened a lot recently online on podcasts about this and I know I am going to upset a lot of people but I actually now think Disney are doing the right thing, they need to start out pricing people in order to reduce the crowds. I can’t see how else they can do it.

    When they day tickets start hitting $200 then I think the day guests will really start to thin out
     
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  12. McKelly

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    Does anyone remember if the park hoppper and water park options went up too? Or was it just the base ticket prices. If the park hopper did go up - how much per ticket?
     
  13. a*lil*bit*goofy

    a*lil*bit*goofy I miss the tag fairy

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    I assumed an increase was coming. We believe we will do dp on our aug trip, whether there is a “free” dp or not. So i added the dining on now (and hopper) just incase the fees go up. Well. WHEN they go up ....
     
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  14. mshanson3121

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    I just got an email from Disney Tourist Blog that the increase is rumored to be happening Feb 11th.
     
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  15. theseacallsme

    theseacallsme Earning My Ears

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    thank you! what is the new stipulation with tickets? i am pretty sure i'm going to wdw in november...if i buy a pass and don't go, i have a year to use it, right?
     
  16. mshanson3121

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    I have no idea about annual passes. I know that right now, regular tickets purchased need to be used by Dec 31/18. I don't know about anything after Feb 11th though.
     
  17. dina444444

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    The ticket will retain its value so if you don’t use it before it expires they will apply the value of the ticket to a valid ticket. I don’t know if this applies when buying tickets from 3 party vendors at a discount though.
     
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  18. Jeff Laughlin

    Jeff Laughlin Tearin' It Up

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    With this strategy, is it mainly the single day walk up guest that is being referred to? I can't see why Disney wouldn't want people filling their resorts, dining & buying merchandise.
    Fully operational parks would also help a bit. More things to keep people at Disney Springs too.
     
  19. Lee Matthews

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    Yep, over price the day tickets first and foremost, that will may then thin out the crowds and to compensate, increase price on annual passes etc over time
     
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  20. theseacallsme

    theseacallsme Earning My Ears

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    oh great to know. thank you!
     
  21. famgel

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    Would u be able to message me the code they might have sent in newsletter? Hubby deleted email Be accident ty!
     

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