Year of a million cutbacks?

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  1. eeyoreguy

    eeyoreguy New Member

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    After the year of a million dreams, it's been suggested that 2009 could be the year of a million cutbacks

    Pleasure island going
    ticket prices up
    gratuities taken from the dining plans
    fantasmic cut to two nights a week
    and so on

    What do you think? What would you call the next years celebration
     
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    I don't know what they should call it. But I am amazed that in these tough economic times, that Disney seems to be making it harder and harder for the average family to spend their vacation there....
     
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    :sigh; Seems that way doesn't it?

    I called for some special events. Wicked expensive. (For my purse anyway). Very depressing. :sigh;
     
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    I'd call it a complete travesty... what are they thinking? :(
     
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    Who knows what they're thinking... But I think that they will find that they are making some serious mistakes. Closing Pleasure Island before they have something to take it's place.... I think they'll find fewer people staying on site also..
     
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    Look at it this way:

    If fewer people are visiting (and that will include me--costs have become outrageous and my salary doesn't change that much), eventually they will have to cut prices or offer discounts or specials to bring people back.

    Some people will go regardless. Either they've planned and saved for a special trip or they're fortunate not to have to count pennies--or even dollars!--too closely.

    I just hope the Disney employees don't suffer cut-backs due to management decisions.
     
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    Interesting question isnt it?

    I mean, might it be a good thing in a weird way if less people go and less people are there at the restaurants etc?

    Would you rather pay less but have it completely crowded or pay more but less queues and better service/food in the restaurants?

    I mean I dont know my answer but I'm pondering it :lol:
     
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    You do pose some good ones, Keith! :yes: :D
     
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    Interesting question.... I don't know if I could readily answer that either..
     
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    Well, Disney does not seem to be hurting yet. I personally think the overseas visitors are carrying the parks right now. But, that can't last forever. Disney seems to have the "it can't happen to me" syndrome.
     
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    You are so right, Johnie . I paid $100.00 this year to attend the pin event . $200.00 with Jim . If you booked after the early registration date the price was $115.00 per person . And you haven't picked pins yet .
     
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    They've done that before, then had to discount pretty heavily.

    Many of the international economies are beginning to slow down a bit. Nothing like the US yet, so I'm guessing WDW probably won't feel too much of a pinch before mid-2009.
     

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