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  • aashee
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    That whale has no problems. He has a huge....um....exit.

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  • sediment
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    Originally posted by aashee View Post
    I'm occasionally irrational, often irregular. Thank goodness there is medication for that.
    Whoa, TMI!
    If that is you in your avatar, being fed small children from a boat, then yes, you need to change your diet a bit. Those bones can do major damage.

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  • aashee
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    Originally posted by sediment View Post
    But, if you want to insult them by claiming they're irrational, then, well, you're on your own. (Yes, I'm slightly kidding.)
    I'm occasionally irrational, often irregular. Thank goodness there is medication for that.

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  • sediment
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    Originally posted by aashee View Post
    I would say the majority of APs go less then 10 times a year.

    Chad
    I would say a majority go at least once a month, on average (some come from out of state and stay six days straight, twice a year).
    I happen to think that AP'ers are rational consumers of products they choose to buy.
    But, if you want to insult them by claiming they're irrational, then, well, you're on your own. (Yes, I'm slightly kidding.)

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  • JeffYardDog
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    Originally posted by CUatDL View Post
    No, and these AP threads have been done to death anyway.
    Really, have there been fatalities ?

    Not that it wold be a bad thing.

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  • aashee
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    Originally posted by sediment View Post
    Obviously.
    But that was not the question posed.

    I know. I did answer the question in an earlier post. If I did not have a pass I would not go more than 2 times a year. Currently I go quite a bit. Because of this, Disney gets an extra $1000+ every year just on food, drinks and stuff.

    Many passholders I know go maybe 4 or 5 times a year so they don't get the value I do. If passholder detractors are assuming every AP is going 20 plus times a year, sure it'll look like bad business. I would say the majority of APs go less then 10 times a year.

    Chad

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  • JeffYardDog
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    Originally posted by disneyfan07 View Post
    something I would like to know is this: why are we whipping a dead horse??????
    Tenderizing

    Or, Sado-Equinism

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  • sediment
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    Originally posted by aashee View Post
    Color me selfish. The AP is very good for me and my family.
    Obviously.
    But that was not the question posed.

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  • aashee
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    Color me selfish. The AP is very good for me and my family.

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  • sediment
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    Originally posted by larasound View Post
    Thus far I fail to understand the logic behind the anti AP holder sediment.
    What? I deny this! To the end!!
    I'm not against the holders, who are rational consumers who know a good bargain when they see it.
    I'm against the program itself.
    Last edited by sediment; 10-10-2007, 08:50 AM.

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  • Druggas
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    Those nasty APers!




    I keed.

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  • fo'c's'le swab
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    Originally posted by MrLiver View Post
    The Annual Passport is a discount program designed to bring people into the parks who would otherwise not come.

    People pay less for less of an experience. This means that Disney cannot spend the same amount on projects and upkeep that they did before because people are just simply paying less to get into the park.
    I'm in Liver's corner on this. When one 'discounts' an item, diminished quality is the end result. I believe that APs (regardless of the AP holder 'stereotype') damage the Parks. IMO, people were not meant to view Disneyland every day as a Guest, and it would benefit the Park (though maybe not the Park's short-term bottom-line) if it ceased, IMO. But I certainly have no access to any relevant data (other than ambiguous attendance figures) to confirm my impressions on the benefit/detriment of the AP program.

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  • CUatDL
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    Originally posted by snappy View Post
    Besides the obvious $$ gain with the sales of Annual passes. Do you think having so many A.P hurts the parks in certain ways?
    No, and these AP threads have been done to death anyway.

    [email protected]

    Andy

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  • sediment
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    Originally posted by snappy View Post
    Besides the obvious $$ gain with the sales of Annual passes. Do you think having so many A.P hurts the parks in certain ways?
    Gosh, I've never thought of this before...
    I'll have to weigh all the pro's and con's before I state my opinion...

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  • sir clinksalot
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    Is it too early for popcorn and red vines?

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  • penguinsoda
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    Originally posted by disneyfan07 View Post
    something I would like to know is this: why are we whipping a dead horse??????
    :bow:

    Originally posted by bluejake01 View Post
    An interesting thing to consider is this...having an AP allows me to slow down on my visits. It allows me to take my time, shop, dine, relax...without the feeling that I have to cram everything in. I don't spend much time on the rides (or contributing to the wait times), but I spend plenty of money. I have spent far more money on trips to DLR this last year than I have in any year prior...BECAUSE I have an AP.
    This I think is one advantage in Disney's favor because of the AP program. If so many locals didn't have an annual pass, there is no way they could afford to go as often as they do. Over all, that would mean a lot less bodies through the gate on any given day, and a lot fewer people having dinner, drinking drinks and picking up the occasional trinket.

    Lets say just for a visual and for the sake of arguement (which I know will happen) that on any given day, the total population of AP's at the park is around 33% (pulling out a random, totally unscientific number). Remove that 33% from the park and yes.... you have fewer bodies and perhaps shorter lines but you also have thousands of bodies not spending money. And because they can get in when ever they want, many times the locals go to Disneyland just to have dinner, see the fireworks (while eating churros and popcorn), spending money in the resort that they would otherwise be spending somewhere else in Anahiem.
    Last edited by penguinsoda; 10-10-2007, 05:34 AM.

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  • bluejake01
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    An interesting thing to consider is this...having an AP allows me to slow down on my visits. It allows me to take my time, shop, dine, relax...without the feeling that I have to cram everything in. I don't spend much time on the rides (or contributing to the wait times), but I spend plenty of money. I have spent far more money on trips to DLR this last year than I have in any year prior...BECAUSE I have an AP.

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  • Pressler69
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    Originally posted by MrLiver View Post
    People pay less for less of an experience. This means that Disney cannot spend the same amount on projects and upkeep that they did before because people are just simply paying less to get into the park.
    They probably make up that money in merchandise and concessions from repeat visitors.

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  • disneyfan07
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    something I would like to know is this: why are we whipping a dead horse??????

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