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    This is the tipping point for us. We’ve had AP’s for the last 10 years and visited a least once a year prior to that. I really can’t justify spending almost 5K for a family of four to go to an amusement park a few times a year. We don’t live in Florida, but we try to utilize out AP’s and visit 3-4 times a year. We almost always stay onsite and eat most of our meals on property. Unfortunately, they have now made it where we will now only visit once a year. I guess they’re trying to thin the crowds by increasing the cost of admission. It’s worked on us.
    80&89 Off-site, HONEYMOON 97 Port Orleans, '02 & '03 Offsite, '04 Poly Concierge, '05 Poly,'07 Contemporary, Feb. 08 GF, Dec. '08 Poly, May '10 Offsite, Mar.'11 FW Cabin,May '12 and July'12 Wyndham Bonnet Creek,July'13 Windsor Hills, March '14 AofA, Fourth of July '14 Poly,June 2015 SSR

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    If they get rid of the repeat customers, they can cut back on other stuff, and no one will be there to notice the difference and hold them accountable.
    We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together

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    We believed in our idea - a place to line the pockets of CEOs and shareholders

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    I'm sure they have number crunchers that have taken everything into account, but I really do wonder if they looked at everything. Most avid Disney fans are loyal to a fault, but for us this is the tipping point. Because we don't live in Florida, we have to stay at a hotel. Because none of the regular rooms have kitchens, we eat most of our meals onsite. We buy AP exclusive merchandise during special events as well. We usually visit 3 or 4 times a year, and while we've noticed prices increasing, we still felt there was value in having AP's until now.
    80&89 Off-site, HONEYMOON 97 Port Orleans, '02 & '03 Offsite, '04 Poly Concierge, '05 Poly,'07 Contemporary, Feb. 08 GF, Dec. '08 Poly, May '10 Offsite, Mar.'11 FW Cabin,May '12 and July'12 Wyndham Bonnet Creek,July'13 Windsor Hills, March '14 AofA, Fourth of July '14 Poly,June 2015 SSR

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    Quote Originally Posted by DizneyFreak2002 View Post
    Would you be shocked if I say another 5 to 6 percent in October???
    Only 5 to 6 percent? And I assume that would be for: tickets, hotels, parking , food, merchandise and anything else that prices can be increased for ......
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    When was the last time you ever heard of anything going up 25% at one time?
    Dave aka: Altair
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    Agreed, a ridiculous fee. Who else is using those "valuable" parking spaces? I hit the roof on that one. Emails up the chain...standard feedback replies. Probably would have hurt less if it wasn't actually announced as a parking fee, just an increase for resort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tekneek View Post
    When I saw discussion of this on Twitter, I thought back to when APs cost less than a 10 day park hopping ticket, had no blackout dates, free parking, plus a bunch of other little discounts all over the property. It is really out of control. I feel like they'd prefer to discontinue the concept entirely, but will continue to sell them at ridiculous prices to those who insist upon it.
    Now, it's up to about 15 days to 'break even' point and does not give you resort parking, only 'Theme Park' parking. It DOES give you MemoryMaker, which is why the 'break even' isn't higher.

    10-day Park Hopper == $622.15
    MemoryMaker == $169.00 per trip (prepaid)

    $622.15 + $169.00^ == $791.15
    ^Would have to make a minimum of 2 trips, adding up to 15 days or more
    Total disregards additional 5 days of ticketing, so my numbers would be too low for true comparison against Platinum Annual Pass....

    Platinum Annual Pass == $1,119.00 (plus tax -- Can't get through on the WDW website right now)

    $1119 / $79.15 (average cost per day of MYW + PH ticket + MemoryMaker) == 14.14 OR ~15 days.

    Guaranteed, if I am getting an annual pass, I am going to spend more than 15 days in the parks!!! AND $80 / day for what you get is still well worth the price to me. HersheyPark, here in PA, is $68.95 per day, not including taxes...and doesn't have the 'repeatability' factor of any of the parks of WDW.
    -Bud

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    Just as an FYI to all....

    I just went out to Sam's Club online and they are selling the Platinum Annual Pass at a substantial discount!! I put one in my shopping cart just to see what the total would be....

    Cart
    Ticket Items Details Unit Price
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    Amount
    Walt Disney World - Platinum Pass Adult (Ages 10+)
    $865.99
    $865.99
    You save $29.83
    Delivery Information
    A will call certificate will be emailed to you within an hour of your purchase. Please present a printed copy with a valid photo ID at one of the sales locations listed on your certificate. Please note that all orders placed after 1:00 AM EST will be processed the following day.
    Availability: Within an hour of your purchase.

    Subtotal (1 items): $865.99
    Est. savings** $29.83
    At checkout:

    Order summary
    $865.99 Subtotal:
    $58.79 Taxes & fees:
    $924.78Total:
    $29.83Est. savings**:


    It has come to my attention that you can purchase this and hold on to the voucher until 2030 without losing value. I still need to confirm that part before I buy in.
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    Disneyland: 12/15 - Paradise Pier Hotel

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrte62 View Post
    Only 5 to 6 percent? And I assume that would be for: tickets, hotels, parking , food, merchandise and anything else that prices can be increased for ......
    Not sure... I am hearing passes, but I'd assume everything... IF they do a 2nd hike this year...
    Son of Jor-El.. Kneel before Zod...

    TRICIA JONES: I heard that you were going to propose to Brandi Svenning at some theme park. When are men going to learn that women want ROMANCE, not Mr. Toad's Wild Ride...

    BRODIE: Hey, now, be fair. EVERYONE wants Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    When was the last time you ever heard of anything going up 25% at one time?
    Any CEO salary... But never the front line people...
    Son of Jor-El.. Kneel before Zod...

    TRICIA JONES: I heard that you were going to propose to Brandi Svenning at some theme park. When are men going to learn that women want ROMANCE, not Mr. Toad's Wild Ride...

    BRODIE: Hey, now, be fair. EVERYONE wants Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

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    I tried the Sam's website for discounted AP's, but it wasn't available. After much discussion, we've decided to cancel our August trip. (Five nights at WL.) We were planning to purchase new AP's on that trip, as our expired in May and we wanted to purchase later in the summer so that we could get a summer trip in next year. We make a trip each fall for F&W and stay at the YC for that and F&G in the spring. In addition, we try to do a week during Mardi Gras and usually stay at a moderate resort. As of now, we aren't considering any of those trips, but the Mardi Gras one. We could purchase the ridiculously priced AP's, but at this point we're disgusted.
    80&89 Off-site, HONEYMOON 97 Port Orleans, '02 & '03 Offsite, '04 Poly Concierge, '05 Poly,'07 Contemporary, Feb. 08 GF, Dec. '08 Poly, May '10 Offsite, Mar.'11 FW Cabin,May '12 and July'12 Wyndham Bonnet Creek,July'13 Windsor Hills, March '14 AofA, Fourth of July '14 Poly,June 2015 SSR

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    Quote Originally Posted by eandrsmom View Post
    I tried the Sam's website for discounted AP's, but it wasn't available. After much discussion, we've decided to cancel our August trip. (Five nights at WL.) We were planning to purchase new AP's on that trip, as our expired in May and we wanted to purchase later in the summer so that we could get a summer trip in next year. We make a trip each fall for F&W and stay at the YC for that and F&G in the spring. In addition, we try to do a week during Mardi Gras and usually stay at a moderate resort. As of now, we aren't considering any of those trips, but the Mardi Gras one. We could purchase the ridiculously priced AP's, but at this point we're disgusted.
    https://serviceshub.samsclub.com/pages.php?sub=wdw

    Try the link above. Goes right to the ticketing page.
    -Bud

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    1/09 - BWV
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    5/15 - POR

    Disneyland: 12/15 - Paradise Pier Hotel

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    Just bought APs in April and are going back in September. I won’t be renewing. We have gone once per year for the last 20 years and sometimes twice a year. I am finding it harder and harder to swallow the increases and diminished customer service. We are going to spend our next spring break at the beach!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry823 View Post
    Just bought APs in April and are going back in September. I won’t be renewing. We have gone once per year for the last 20 years and sometimes twice a year. I am finding it harder and harder to swallow the increases and diminished customer service. We are going to spend our next spring break at the beach!
    Hard to beat the beach!!
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