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View Poll Results: Which tickets are you buying for your next Orlando vacation.
WDW multi day, Universal multi day, D.C. Ultimate 8 7.41%
WDW multi day, Universal Multi day. 20 18.52%
WDW multi day, D.C. Ultimate 3 2.78%
Universal Multi day, D.C. Ultimate 5 4.63%
Just WDW multi day 40 37.04%
Just D.C. Ultimate 4 3.70%
Just Universal multi day 10 9.26%
WDW multi day and a single day Universal 5 4.63%
Universal multi day and a single day WDW 4 3.70%
No theme park tickets at all. 9 8.33%
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Old 12 Jan 24, 07:41 AM  
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That was never the intention. It was a straight question and with no motive other than curiosity.
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I was explaining in detail why I had said I would not be buying another ticket. I think I gave good, valid reasons having just been Pep. I am (was) actually one of the biggest park fans, 32 years now going, but I think itís reasonable to call out the deficiencies now we encountered with the product. I am actually gutted at how itís turned out now under this leadership and Iíd love to see it come back. Maybe one day, but not under this leadership. I used to blame Chapek like many others, but now I think Chapek was just the inheritor of the mess, but he ran with it.
I know you were following my trip report and saw it all live so to speak as we encountered many park frustrations. Not that we didnít have a good time, and perhaps we have done the parks to death as I acknowledge people who are not as regular visitors and also people who go in less busy times will likely get more out of it than us.
But for us, the value has gone for reasons given.
They could turn it around pretty quickly by scrapping the Genie+ and embarking on a genuine and quick construction of new attractions / lands project (ideally a fifth gate) but I doubt either will happen any time soon.
I will miss some of the excellent quick serve in the parks including that brisket sandwich at Regal Eagle but Iím already planning my resort stay for 2025 (already secured the Alauni for next August). Disney does some things still extremely well, the resorts being one. Unfortunately itís lost its way on its main product in my view, the parks themselves.
Many may disagree with me and are quite welcome to say so, but me and my family (and others we spoke to on this visit including annual visitors from New Jersey, people in queues and hot tubs full of DVC members) seemed to be saying similar, particularly about what appears to be an almost universally hated Genie+
All valid points and lots I agree with . I know they are coming from the right place you just want disney to do better and we all do.
The reason for my coment was its just a poll about what tickets you buy that quickly got turned into Disneys leadership and the share price which are all relevant topics on some of the other threads
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Old 12 Jan 24, 08:18 AM  
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All valid points and lots I agree with . I know they are coming from the right place you just want disney to do better and we all do.
The reason for my coment was its just a poll about what tickets you buy that quickly got turned into Disneys leadership and the share price which are all relevant topics on some of the other threads
I do want it to do so much better. What made me a huge Disney fan was it was better than the others, it didnít follow the otherís practises. Yes itís been expensive always, but it offered value. Genie+ was in my experience just a horrible cash grab and a very ill thought out, badly functioning product.
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Old 12 Jan 24, 12:24 PM  
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We bought the Orlando Freedom ticket as we wasn't planning on going to DC but someone bought us DC tickets for Xmas.
As we only go every 4/5 years we will get tickets for everything. The only time we didn't was in 2018 because we had gone 2 years before so just did Disney and SeaWorld parks.
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Would love to see what the trend over last 10 years for this was. Has WDW decreased as a proportion of ticket sales given their larger price rises and perceived quality drop?
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Old 19 Jan 24, 11:41 PM  
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This will be our fourth visit to Orlando. First two visits when kids were all <10 we did two weeks with just Disney tickets. Third visit we did 20 nights with Disney 14 day ticket and DC ultimate. This summer we are doing 14 nights just universal and MNSSHP and maybe 1 day HS if we get bored. Kids are that bit older now and although my eldest is still a ride wimp I think universal will offer us enough to keep us busy. Also both my boys have additional needs so we rarely do more then a few hours in a park so to buy both Disney and universal tickets on one trip would be a waste for us. Tbh I wasn't even expecting to be able to afford to go this year but found a good deal which made it = to Europe and not much more then I could do Cornwall for!
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So far, 62% intend visiting WDW as a part of their Orlando vacation.. and 38% do not.

39% are Disney only.

44% intend visiting Universal as part of their Orlando vacation.. and 56% do not

18% intend using DC Ultimates .. and 72% do not

9.8% do not intend visiting any Theme Park at all.

Whilst these numbers are pretty much what I expected when starting this Poll, there are a couple of things that I cannot quantify, but are of interest when viewing the Poll.

1. How many have invested heavily in CDC and are therefore in some ways bound to the Disney Empire, being as they are living onsite?

2. How many are 1st, 2nd or 3rd time visitors and thus, still are Disney centric, possibly with young (under 9) children?

3. How the purchasing decisions of the very regulars may have changed over the years as prices have risen?

4. How many are onsite Disney, but without Cars?

5. That this is a predominantly Disney Forum .

Stand by for the next curiosity poll!
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We are just doing Disney this year. (Will be getting the 14 day ticket) We always do Disney plus something else and this time itís a cruise so WDW only for a theme park visit. Last visit we did Disney and universal in 2022. Pre COVID we would usually squeeze in more , gatorland, NASA, trip to Vero Beach or Seaworld usually but always gravitate towards Disney for the majority of the trip. We do usually have a car but only for part of the holiday as are DVC so stay onsite so now tend to plan to be offsite in a block and have a car only for that time. Our DS is 21 this year and has been visiting Disney since he was 18months old and still loves it. This has never changed. He likes Universal but if he had to chose he would still say Disney so thatís where we go.
I think our change over the years to squeeze in less is not based on cost but what we want to do and that is holidaying at a slower pace. We know we will be back so feel less pressure to cram it all in. Our days of doing Busch, Disney, NASA, Universal, Seaworld and Gatorland ina trip are well and truely over 🤣.
Pre COVID we visited every other year and that hasnít changed either.
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