It amazes me that people are willing to spend an hour or two hours waiting for a 4-minute ride. (And I've read that at Tokyo DL three-hour waits are common). And yet people would balk at buying ride tickets now, even if the park's general admission was greatly reduced to just a nominal charge, but ride tickets were sold on the old A, B, C, D, E system, except now 50 cents through $2.50, and reserved seating for shows was sold as well.

Assuming someone pays $72 to get into the park for a day, and spends 12 hours there, they are paying $6 per hour to be at the park, therefore waiting 2 hours for one ride means they are effectively spending $12 for that ride, plus 2 hours of their time. If people had to buy a ticket, would that make the lines shorter?

What about the idea of a basic park admission, plus individual ride tickets - the model that worked for the park's first 27 years? There could be specialized ticket books, such as Kid's pack (one ticket to each Fantasyland and Toontown ride), or Thrill Pack (one ticket to each of the thrill rides) or a Premium Pack (15 tickets that could be used on any ride, plus tickets to Fantasmic and World of Color) etc.

Disregarding for a minute the Fast Pass system, and also disregarding the complications of annual passes, my question is: would you rather spend $2.50 with no wait, or stand for one hour waiting for your favorite ride?

Assuming someone pays $72 to get into the park for a day, and spends 12 hours there, they are paying $6 per hour to be at the park, therefore waiting 2 hours for one ride means they are effectively spending $12 for that ride, plus 2 hours of their time. If people had to buy a ticket, would that make the lines shorter?

What about the idea of a basic park admission, plus individual ride tickets - the model that worked for the park's first 27 years? There could be specialized ticket books, such as Kid's pack (one ticket to each Fantasyland and Toontown ride), or Thrill Pack (one ticket to each of the thrill rides) or a Premium Pack (15 tickets that could be used on any ride, plus tickets to Fantasmic and World of Color) etc.

Disregarding for a minute the Fast Pass system, and also disregarding the complications of annual passes, my question is: would you rather spend $2.50 with no wait, or stand for one hour waiting for your favorite ride?

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