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Old 03-22-2016, 02:25 PM   #1
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New Disney After Hours ticketed event coming in April and May

http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/...ss-line-up.htm

I have to honestly say I would not be shelling out the money for this. You don't even get the "benefit" of extra entertainment like you do at MNNSHP or MVMCP. I don't know if this will go over well or not but Disney will certainly make money off the deal - how many drinks and ice creams can one possibly have in 3 hours. Yes, I know they still have to pay the CM's but I still think that's a high price, especially since you don't get anything special out of it.
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It sounds like they are contemplating taking away the "added benefit" of extra magic hours for resort guests.
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Good grief - that's an insane price for what's on offer! I cannot see Disney resort guests shelling out for this, at least for as long as Extra Magic Hours is offered anyway, and I'm not sure how many off-property guests would want to spend this much money for what they're offering.
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Yeah, I can't see how this can be good news. Paying premium prices for "EMH with Mickey bars"
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That price is way too high for me!
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I see this as a good option for those guests who only have ONE DAY and want to add in as many attractions as they can. A $149 price tag means less people and that means more rides! (Oh and maybe a few mickey bars in between queues).
I know my family would have used this option if offered at Tokyo DL when we first visited. Our first three days were torrential downpours and we would have loved to get some time in the parks without a crowd! Sometimes the cost isn't everything!
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Yeah, I can't see how this can be good news. Paying premium prices for "EMH with Mickey bars"
Ha! I was just thinking, "Hmmm, how many Mickey Bars can I eat in 3 hours? $149 worth??"
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My family went to the Pirates and Princesses party during the one summer it was offered. With the popularity of both MNSSHP and MVMCP, it sounds like Disney is trying to see if they can add extra hour events at other times of the year without having to add special fireworks, parades, etc. that cost an awful lot of $ to produce.

I would be in favor of additional special themed events like those parties at different times of the year, maybe at different parks. Can you see a Star Wars party at the Studios?
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LOVED the Pirate and Princess Party! I'm curious to see how this new offering unfolds. Is it more expensive because they are going to offer that many fewer tickets? The e-ticket nights used to be great, it felt like the parks were deserted! But if they sell just as many as the parties, without the added entertainment? No amount of Mickey Bars could make up that difference for me.
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I have heard rumors through a source in LA that Disney is contemplating offering more expensive tickets for those wanting to "experience a more private" park, which would include closing the parks to normal guests around 7pm
. I can't imagine Walt approving this.
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I have heard rumors through a source in LA that Disney is contemplating offering more expensive tickets for those wanting to "experience a more private" park, which would include closing the parks to normal guests around 7pm
. I can't imagine Walt approving this.
I would be very surprised if they are still contemplating this. The event mentioned in the OP has gone over extremely poorly. They have even offered it to AP/DVC members at $75 (half price) just to make it worth their time to have CMs working. No one is interested in this apparently.
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Apparently there is a segment of the public that really likes this idea. The problem is that it is only offered a few times and people's trips may not coincide with the dates offered. It will be very interesting to see if this goes beyond May.
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