What Would You Pay More For?

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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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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.

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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JeffC wrote:
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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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.

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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Spook wrote:
I would love a tour of the Cinderella suite!

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

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jtownpluto wrote:
Spook wrote:
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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