Am I the only one who finds that these costs to be insane? I was at Disney, well it was a while ago and stayed at the Grand Floridian. I think the Multi Park/Multi Day Passes were the most expensive portion of the trip. It ticked me off then and it ticks me off now. A LOT of people want to go to WDW, basically every little girl who wants to be a princess and every boy who wants to be a pirate, or see the Animal Kingdom etc. And the grown ups too! How does, let's face it, what most of America is - middle class families, get up the dough to do this, plus buy the Mickey ears and related stuff, eat and everything else??
They say they know it's a recession and they are RAISING their prices?? I think this would be a GREAT time for them to say hey folks, we're here for you, you can still come and have fun, we'll knock off a few bucks here and there so life doesn't seem so crummy and you and your family can get away. I've been to Disney several times and I think this is really CRUMMY. Consider me, one of the seven, "GRUMPY"!!!
But then, I have one vivid memory from my last visit; I couldn't help noticing the prevalence of Rolexes on most Men's wrists while waiting in line for rides. Stopped counting how many, and well, maybe that explains why WDW figures folks will still come. The Rolex crew, and other's.......well I'm a Tax Consultant for High Net Worth Individuals so it's nothing to me; a watch or jewel does not a person make. It's just stuff, I've learned after a long time practicing in my area. Not everyone had one, but folks did, for the most part, seem to be "successful" let's call it. I don't know the "PC" term anymore. So it's like a snub - no dough, can't go.......::::::grumble::::: Maybe folks had a tight year, wanted some fun and relief and now Disney upped the ante?? Wassup?
Sorry for the rant; I just find Disney's move very inappropriate at this point in time. I can't recall, with their film business, television and theme park revenue all together, when they've ever operated at a loss, as a corporate entity. BOO