Disney Doesn't Hate Poor People - We're All Just Rich

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:34 AM
Raven-Phile's avatar

It gets a re-theme. Even the boats get renamed.

R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 12:12 PM

Raven-Phile said:

That's how you do Disney.

That's exactly how I used to do it, as well as why I am probably not going to go back for a while.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:01 PM
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It's how I de-compress and get away from my job and everything else. I'm going to be doing that for my second time this year, in about 35 days. Then again about 90 days after that, and then 3 weeks after that, I'll be down there meeting some friends for the Wine and Dine weekend.

Last edited by Raven-Phile, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:02 PM
R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:21 PM
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Touchdown said:

I also had plenty of time for treat station stops and stopped to have fancy Mac and cheese in Fantasyland for dinner. This was a Friday party. You just need to know what you are doing, and unlike other parks there is loads of books out there that teach you how to do the Disney Parks.

But you had to pay for the party ticket, meaning you're rich. ;)
Seriously, though, there are ways to turn money into lower crowds, but it's not like a person can just waltz in and figure it out as they go.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:49 PM

I’ve been during a normal time too, I had an AP for a year. My last trip on my AP in Sept I got on Flight of Passage 4x, with the longest wait being 45 min (twice at opening at EMH which was <30 min, once with an FP, and once at closing.)

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Friday, June 15, 2018 12:07 PM

I think that extra money can still allow you to wait in shorter lines, even if the park doesn't allow you to buy express queues:

  • If you work tradition 9-5, M-F hours, it can be tough to get in the parks from M-F. So you'll be taking more vacation time. A lot of companies will allow you to bank or buy extra PTO, so its almost like every day of PTO that you use is valued at your wage for the day.
  • More money can allow you to stay in the area longer, paying more in hotels (or airbnb) and park tickets. But you can just go in the morning, evening, and night when the crowds die down. And hang out in the room, go to a bar, or get work done during the day when the crowds are the longest.
  • If you're trying to save money, you might not have flexibility on when you can buy plane tickets. As the price tends to fluctuate throughout the year.

So really, when I go to parks, I know enough to avoid the summers, and to avoid the weekends. I'll sometimes take advantage of the Express Queues, but a lot of times I don't need to because I just avoid the crowds. You can also do some research and try to avoid days that the parks are having big events, field trips, and special groups coming in.


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