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Old 06-03-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Dismalworld Hikes Prices

It will cost you $95, per ticket, to get into Magic Kingdom. A 1 day visit for a family of four, is now estimated to cost over $500......excluding Hotel Accomodation;

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Old 06-03-2013, 01:33 PM   #2
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:42 PM   #3
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I will never understand the attraction.
And never will until you've been there. SDC, which I LOVE, is now at $60 for a one-day ticket. Disney World is worth the extra.

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Old 06-03-2013, 02:17 PM   #4
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:13 PM   #5
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And never will until you've been there. SDC, which I LOVE, is now at $60 for a one-day ticket. Disney World is worth the extra.

I don't understand the attraction to SDC either. I haven't been there in 6 or 7 years, and I don't have to pay!

There is nothing that would convince me to pay over $200 for the two of us, to go to WDW. Nothing!
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:23 PM   #6
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I don't understand the attraction to SDC either. I haven't been there in 6 or 7 years, and I don't have to pay!

There is nothing that would convince me to pay over $200 for the two of us, to go to WDW. Nothing!
I am with you, Melanie!!!!!
(I guess we just don't "get it", huh?)
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I don't understand the attraction to SDC either. I haven't been there in 6 or 7 years, and I don't have to pay!

There is nothing that would convince me to pay over $200 for the two of us, to go to WDW. Nothing!
People pay $40-$45 each for a no-name Branson Show all the time for two hours of entertainment! Why not pay $95 for fun for at least six times that long? Heck, that much time at The Tracks would cost a person almost that much!

I know... you don't really do Branson Shows either.



P.S. I'm not criticizing... I know everyone has their own priorities. I have (very) occasionally spent that much per person on a single meal, even though I realize that in the long run all I am doing is creating expensive poop.

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Old 06-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #8
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Why not pay $95 for fun for at least six times that long?

Because its the furthest thing from "fun", that I can think of.
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I am with you, Melanie!!!!!
(I guess we just don't "get it", huh?)
I guess not! LOL

I will never understand the theme park concept, of charging people to come in and spend money! If I paid an admission and everything was free, then fine! But, if I paid admission for SDC for instance, I don't ride rides, I don't go to the shows... I DO buy from the shops, I DO buy from the concessionaires, and I DO eat in the restaurants. So, I would basically be paying to go in and buy things. Why not charge an admission to the Branson Landing, or maybe at the entrance of Branson Hills? It's basically the same thing.
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It depends on what you love. I LOVE coasters, even though I have just about every condition that the warning signs give me as a reason not to ride. If I someday die while riding a really great coaster, I'm good with that. I also really enjoy the overall atmosphere of SDC and the opportunity to check out all the great crafts and art done by Ozarks craftsmen and artisans. Sometimes I open my wallet and buy, many times I do not. But I always enjoy looking.

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, if I paid admission for SDC for instance, I don't ride rides, I don't go to the shows.
But that is what the admission price is for. Along with the crafters, which seem to be diminishing. During the Holiday season the admission is also for the pleasure of seeing the lights, displays, etc as well.
We don't do a lot of rides, do see a few of the shows, but enjoy the atmosphere of SDC. DW enjoys the shops also.
It's worth the price of season passes for us. We get them early, get the best price, and perks, and are able to get our son and d-i-l, or daughter and s-i-l in for free with the bring a friend passes. Just have to plan trips accordingly.
That makes me wonder about Mickeyville. A SDC season pass is less than two single day tickets. The season pass gives the option of going in for just a couple hours, or for tye entire day. Does Disney offer something similar, or If they have a season pass is It some kind of crazy price.
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But that is what the admission price is for. Along with the crafters, which seem to be diminishing. During the Holiday season the admission is also for the pleasure of seeing the lights, displays, etc as well.
We don't do a lot of rides, do see a few of the shows, but enjoy the atmosphere of SDC. DW enjoys the shops also.
It's worth the price of season passes for us. We get them early, get the best price, and perks, and are able to get our son and d-i-l, or daughter and s-i-l in for free with the bring a friend passes. Just have to plan trips accordingly.
That makes me wonder about Mickeyville. A SDC season pass is less than two single day tickets. The season pass gives the option of going in for just a couple hours, or for tye entire day. Does Disney offer something similar, or If they have a season pass is It some kind of crazy price.
Oh yeah... I've had a Season Pass there. It usually cost about $600 each. I get it for about $500 each because I'm in the "Disney Vacation Club" (a kind of timeshare for Disney Resorts and Cruises). Believe it or not it ends up being a good deal. If you stretch it over two years (we usually go late January one year, early January the next) we are getting 14 days of admission for two for $36 each per day.

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I guess not! LOL

I will never understand the theme park concept, of charging people to come in and spend money! If I paid an admission and everything was free, then fine! But, if I paid admission for SDC for instance, I don't ride rides, I don't go to the shows... I DO buy from the shops, I DO buy from the concessionaires, and I DO eat in the restaurants. So, I would basically be paying to go in and buy things. Why not charge an admission to the Branson Landing, or maybe at the entrance of Branson Hills? It's basically the same thing.
Makes me wonder if you have a membership to Sam's Club?
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:31 PM   #14
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Makes me wonder if you have a membership to Sam's Club?
No, I don't... BUT, at least a Sam's membership lets one buy discounted items. Somehow, I don't think a SDC admission gives anyone discounted shopping rights.
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No, I don't... BUT, at least a Sam's membership lets one buy discounted items. Somehow, I don't think a SDC admission gives anyone discounted shopping rights.
I think you get Showboat, Ride the Ducks, and Grand Village Shops discounts as well as a discount on concessions and purchased items inside the park with a season pass. Isn't Sam's club an ANNUAL membership, thus a "Season Pass" in effect?

Just playing devil's advocate here. To me the "concept" is roughly the same, just with theme parks you also get rides and shows with your "membership".
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