Monday, January 19, 2004 11:40 AM
This is a great deal for any of you that live or go to school in Florida. Disney Play 4 days. Check out the link if you're planning on visiting the mouse anytime soon.
Monday, January 19, 2004 5:27 PM
This is one of the worst deals Disney has ever decided to partake in. The FL Resident "special" used to be for one park, one day tickets at about $20-$25/day. Then, for some reason, they switched to the 4 days for $109 deal a few years ago. Basically, if you want a deal, you have to buy a 4-day ticket with only 5 months to use the ticket until it expires.
I feel this is a rip-off, as most FL residents don't go to Disney 4 times in a 5 month period, unless they have a season pass, work there, or get main gated in. Most Orlando residents don't even go to Disney unless on these terms because it's just not worth it. I think that Disney could make a lot more money selling one-day park hoppers to FL residents for $30-$35. I'd actually considering paying that much to spend one day there to ride the new E-Ticket rides. I would think that Disney could sell more than 3 times the one day tickets as their 4 day tickets, giving them more visitors, which means more money spent on souveniers (not food though, as each spends about the same on food per day). Any thoughts?
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Monday, January 19, 2004 7:07 PM
But with this system, a local who wants to visit just one park will look at the price - $50 something for the single day, then they'll see the $109 deal right next to it on the ticket menu. Then they'll be pressured into spending up to four times the amount of time at Disney, "because it's such a good deal". It's not trying to reward locals with dirt-cheap single tickets, it's trying to entice them into spending more time with their wallets wide open at Walt Disney World.
Monday, January 19, 2004 9:37 PM
Honestly, most people that live in Florida never visit the Disney parks because it's way too expensive and it's not something you want to do 4 times in 5 months. No wonder the main advertising campaign in FL focuses on selling these passes to those who have recently moved to FL. I remember ads that had a dad that was so happy to finally get his FL license after moving so he could get a FL resident deal at Disney.
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 7:14 AM
I took advantage of this deal a couple of years ago (they run it every year in the off season), and we found it quite nice because we were able to make a vacation out of it, going all four days at once to visit the different parks. If you're wanting to use it as just four one-day tickets for different times, then no, it's not as great a deal. We only go to Orlando once or twice a year really, so it worked well for us. It's a good deal for people who do live in Florida but haven't "done Disney" yet and are interested.
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 5:05 PM
so what about the Wet n Wild weekday season passes for locals for $40? is that a bad deal versus a one day discount?
each of the orlando attractions has thier own deals...this just happens to be disney's and more than likely it is rather successful if they keep bringing it back
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 9:18 PM
Looking at the number of people I know that had leftover days they could not use, I'd say it was successful, if you count success by ripping people off and having them spend more than intended for park admission they are not going to use. I hate to be such a negative person in regards to Disney, but ever since I worked there (94-95), it's gone completely downhill.
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 2:50 AM
Probably the only real zinger in the Play 4 is that the blackout dates just happen to be the two weeks when most of the schools will be out for Spring Break.
Still, it is a good deal. Who cares if you don't go all four days. It's priced the same as two one-day one-park admissions. This is twice the amount of days with park-hopping perks tacked on.