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What Would You Pay More For?

With the down tick in attendance last year it would seem that Disney Parks are nearing their maximum on what guests are willing to pay for a day. However with lots of new special events, dessert parties, and premium transportation options, it doesn't seem at all like they have reached their full money making potential.

What "extra" would you pay for that Disney doesn't currently offer? How much would you be willing to spend for that extra? Have you heard rumors of it being in the works? Do you think it is something that we might see in the future?

Personally, as a DVC Member, I would like to see lounges in all of the Parks instead of just at Epcot. I would be willing to pay a little more in my dues to have these spots to escape from the heat and crowds for a bit. How much more? Ummm... maybe $.03 - $.05 per point. That would be just under $10 a month for me. Do I think it will happen? I'm not going to hold my breath. The members didn't even vote to keep valet parking or daily maid service, most of them are too cheap to be willing to pay for member lounges in all of the parks.

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Now that's a great question and suggestion, DVC lounges at all parks! awesome

I would be willing to pay a little bit more on my DVC dues for such a Perk, and the cost of keeping such an exclusive lounge for DVC members should be minimal. Even a .01 - .03 cents per point would generate enough to cover the cost.

The amount of dollars ($$$$) lost by Disney each time a member leaves the park is substantial, considering the fact that non-Disney shopping & dining options are minutes outside the gates.

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I would like to see an appetizer/hors d'oeuvres fireworks party instead of a dessert party. Paying the big bucks for mostly sweets is a total turn-off for me, but I love appetizers and hors d'oeuvres.

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I would like to see an appetizer/hors d'oeuvres fireworks party instead of a dessert party. Paying the big bucks for mostly sweets is a total turn-off for me, but I love appetizers and hors d'oeuvres.

Yes!! I might actually do one if that were the case.

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I would like to see an appetizer/hors d'oeuvres fireworks party instead of a dessert party. Paying the big bucks for mostly sweets is a total turn-off for me, but I love appetizers and hors d'oeuvres.

This.

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crazycatperson wrote:
I would like to see an appetizer/hors d'oeuvres fireworks party instead of a dessert party. Paying the big bucks for mostly sweets is a total turn-off for me, but I love appetizers and hors d'oeuvres.

I like this idea.

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Honestly, I'm getting a little turned off by all the premium or premier, fee-added services. It just seems to go against what I think is the core concept of Walt's vision of family fun for everyone and more towards money rules experiences and those that can afford it get to enjoy a better experience.

Am I a Debbie Downer? eek

But I think the idea of an appetizer version of the dessert party is a great idea! There's only so much sweets one can eat, but I could down appetizers all evening!! Haha.

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It just seems to go against what I think is the core concept of Walt's vision of family fun for everyone and more towards money rules experiences and those that can afford it get to enjoy a better experience.

Considering Walt wanted an environment where you weren't even supposed to tip, I think I agree with you regarding it going against core concept.

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crazycatperson wrote:
I would like to see an appetizer/hors d'oeuvres fireworks party instead of a dessert party. Paying the big bucks for mostly sweets is a total turn-off for me, but I love appetizers and hors d'oeuvres.

LOVE this idea!

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I would like to see an appetizer/hors d'oeuvres fireworks party instead of a dessert party. Paying the big bucks for mostly sweets is a total turn-off for me, but I love appetizers and hors d'oeuvres.

I like this idea.

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/contemporary-resort/celebration-at-the-top/

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It says thru March of 2017, anyone know if it's been extended??

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Looks like they have dates in June and July.

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crazycatperson wrote:
I would like to see an appetizer/hors d'oeuvres fireworks party instead of a dessert party. Paying the big bucks for mostly sweets is a total turn-off for me, but I love appetizers and hors d'oeuvres.

I'd be for it. There's already enough sweets at Disney World as is! laugh

But other than that, well, I'm not a DVC member but let me see..for me, maybe a concierge limo that would drive you to anywhere on Disney property. Imagine not having to deal with the packed buses, monorails or worse, the enormous parking lots in the parks.

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I agree with the appetizer suggestion...I myself love sweets, but we are taking a friend this December who is borderline diabetic..and I am just realizing how many of the Disney programs are geared towards sugar sad

I'd pay extra for backstage Pirate experiences..perhaps they would make me a pirate of the day ? biggrin

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I'd pay extra for backstage Pirate experiences..perhaps they would make me a pirate of the day ? biggrin

You'd have to fight me for that one, missy!! Aaarrrr! laugh

I love that idea!!!

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Oh I thought of one--obviously there are already lots of great backstage tours, but I would love to be able to shadow the transportation dispatchers for a day. Among the Disney things that I am most curious about are how do the logistics of transportation work (how many of each craft are in the fleet, how many operators does it take to run the system, what percentage are monorail/boat/bus, what has been the effect of express transportation on the system as a whole, How long before & after passengers are being boarded does the crew work, how often does each vehicle go down for maintenance/get replaced on average...and so much more). Also, totally unrelated, but I'm dying to know how much the fireworks cost.

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alicemouse wrote:
...totally unrelated, but I'm dying to know how much the fireworks cost.

On a backstage tour we were on, this question came up. The cast member told us they blow off about 12K per night on fireworks (and I think that was just for Wishes).

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I would love a tour of the Cinderella suite! Also, I love to bake so I'd love to go backstage in the Confectionery. Bring back a RunDisney night race, preferably Villian themed. Appetizers dessert party would be amazing.

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I would love a tour of the Cinderella suite!

I agree! I'd pay extra for that tour.

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I would love a tour of the Cinderella suite!

I agree! I'd pay extra for that tour.

That would be awesome

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KenJ wrote:
alicemouse wrote:
...totally unrelated, but I'm dying to know how much the fireworks cost.

On a backstage tour we were on, this question came up. The cast member told us they blow off about 12K per night on fireworks (and I think that was just for Wishes).

Actually I have seen estimates that range around $41,000 to $55,000 for Wishes alone each night. There has also been rumor of a club similar to Club 33 opening in Disney World.

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Id like to see an upgraded Annual Pass where you can get an extra fast pass per day and/or get EMH with the pass even if you are not staying on property. I'd pay an extra $100 a year for this.. awesome How about y'all?

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I would pay more for the dinning plan if Disney pass that on to the servers and that is the tip. The same paying out of pocket. My reason for this is as a Brit we don't tip, no where else in the world do you tip and I don't carry cash. The problem with tipping at the dinning plan is you tip a percentage. So you go to a table service all order the most expense things and get a $200 check for 4 people then you have to tip $40 on top. thats fine but say you are on the deluxe plan? you could be tipping over $100 a day on a 10 day vacation thats $1000 tipping on the dinning plan.

Now even worst then that is for us Brits we are offered 'free' dinning all the time but you end up 100s of dollars short on tipping on top of the free plan. Now I am not against tipping.. I understand Disney don't pay their servers well and those people EARN that money. But I can't see why Disney can't increase each item on the menu by 10-20 percent and pass that on to the servers in their wages. It would seem more magical to be to pay with your magic band tor use credits and just walk away.

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Same goes with Tables in Wonderland.. I'd pay more for that if they didn't automatically bill you 18% for the tip on a card that saves you 20% on food and drink.. Net savings is only 2%.. C'mon DISNEY!!!!

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I would pay more for the dinning plan if Disney pass that on to the servers and that is the tip. The same paying out of pocket. My reason for this is as a Brit we don't tip, no where else in the world do you tip and I don't carry cash. The problem with tipping at the dinning plan is you tip a percentage. So you go to a table service all order the most expense things and get a $200 check for 4 people then you have to tip $40 on top. thats fine but say you are on the deluxe plan? you could be tipping over $100 a day on a 10 day vacation thats $1000 tipping on the dinning plan.

Now even worst then that is for us Brits we are offered 'free' dinning all the time but you end up 100s of dollars short on tipping on top of the free plan. Now I am not against tipping.. I understand Disney don't pay their servers well and those people EARN that money. But I can't see why Disney can't increase each item on the menu by 10-20 percent and pass that on to the servers in their wages. It would seem more magical to be to pay with your magic band tor use credits and just walk away.

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LouisianaMike wrote:
Same goes with Tables in Wonderland.. I'd pay more for that if they didn't automatically bill you 18% for the tip on a card that saves you 20% on food and drink.. Net savings is only 2%.. C'mon DISNEY!!!!

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I would pay more for the dinning plan if Disney pass that on to the servers and that is the tip. The same paying out of pocket. My reason for this is as a Brit we don't tip, no where else in the world do you tip and I don't carry cash. The problem with tipping at the dinning plan is you tip a percentage. So you go to a table service all order the most expense things and get a $200 check for 4 people then you have to tip $40 on top. thats fine but say you are on the deluxe plan? you could be tipping over $100 a day on a 10 day vacation thats $1000 tipping on the dinning plan.

Now even worst then that is for us Brits we are offered 'free' dinning all the time but you end up 100s of dollars short on tipping on top of the free plan. Now I am not against tipping.. I understand Disney don't pay their servers well and those people EARN that money. But I can't see why Disney can't increase each item on the menu by 10-20 percent and pass that on to the servers in their wages. It would seem more magical to be to pay with your magic band tor use credits and just walk away.

I mean, I don't think it's really fair to say that the net savings is only 2%. The net savings would be 2% + what ever you would have tipped. Unless you would not have tipped at all, you can't really consider it an only 2% net savings.

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I agree with Ally, TIW does save us more than 2%. We always tip 20%. So doing the math if a meal cost $300, with tip we would spend 360. Using the TIW the meal with the added 18% tip would cost us $294. That is a lot more savings than 2%. I do think that the 18% tip put on buffets is a bit high though.

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I would pay more for the dinning plan if Disney pass that on to the servers and that is the tip.

TOTALLY! I don't mind tipping, since that is the norm for us, but it would be so much easier to include that in the plan already so we wouldn't have to think about it.

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Yes! I just wanna switch off on vacation espisally at wdw

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I'd pay extra for backstage Pirate experiences..perhaps they would make me a pirate of the day ? biggrin

You'd have to fight me for that one, missy!! Aaarrrr! laugh

I love that idea!!!

No need to fight me heartie! We can both be Pirates says I ! biggrin