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  • DLR: AP'ers and Missed Maintenance

    This is not a screed against Annual Pass holders. They are important if not essential to the economics of the Resort on the west coast. WDW may be different.

    This is not whole-hearted support for the nit-pickers who jump on every little scratch or unpainted spot nor is it in defense of AL's DoM who overlook the long-standing problems or egregious neglect of routine maintenance.

    But I think there is a connection between the wear and tear that the large numbers of people that come to the parks again and again as AP'ers impose and the non-proportional increase in revenue that they represent. It's not that as individuals they are more abusive to the property - in fact many may be less so because they are more respectful - but the sheer number of visits magnify the normals effect of just serving people.

    So, what's the solution ?

    It's not clear that increasing the Annual Pass prices will contribute enough additional revenue to significantly mitigate the load effects. Unless there is a humongous increase it is unlikely to reduce their numbers sufficiently to reduce the load.

    So, if they are part of the problem, make them part of the solution.

    Every 5th (the number is fudgible) visit of a pass holder, hand them a paint brush or a broom or a polishing cloth or other other simple tool and assign them to perform some routine maintenance task for an hour of their visit. (Minors and elderly excepted.) Frequent visitors clearly have time to spare and plenty of (other) opportunities to visit the park so they should be able to spare this little time to support the park they so clearly love. Just make this appreciation more tangible.

    Now I know that some of you naysayers are going to say "You can't to that". I say just make it a condition of an Annual Pass Agreement that they have to sign when they purchase them.

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    Re: DLR: AP'ers and Missed Maintenance

    Originally posted by JeffYardDog View Post
    Every 5th (the number is fudgible) visit of a pass holder, hand them a paint brush or a broom or a polishing cloth or other other simple tool and assign them to perform some routine maintenance task for an hour of their visit.
    Didn't they used to call this kind of forward-thinking program: DETENTION?
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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      Re: DLR: AP'ers and Missed Maintenance

      I dont go to disneyland to clean.
      It is to be enjoyed for everyone regardless of who has an AP and who is a first time visitor.


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        Re: DLR: AP'ers and Missed Maintenance

        Originally posted by ALIASd View Post
        Didn't they used to call this kind of forward-thinking program: DETENTION?
        I prefer to think of it as fulfilling their contractual obligations.

        They (will have) agreed to it when they signed their Annual Pass Agreements.

        If they don't want to do what they agreed to, then they can just leave the park and try again another day when the available maintenance opportunity slots will have been all used up.

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        • #5
          Re: DLR: AP'ers and Missed Maintenance

          Annual passholders may spend less per visit to get in, but they spend much more in food and merchandise over the course of a year, especially the crazies. There is no reason they can't keep up on maintenance and build world class attractions. That's a cop out.

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            Re: DLR: AP'ers and Missed Maintenance

            Not every 5th person, just give a brush to the whinners.

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              I do not pay $360 annually to paint, sweep etc.
              I go there to enjoy myself, the other patrons of the parks and get away from work, school and other stuff most people leave outside the gate.
              I don't contribute to graffiti, or peeling paint. For that matter I don't throw trash on the ground and have even been know to pick up trash to make for a better park. But REQUIRING AP'ers to do random daily maintenance is absurd. We should not punish Disneyland's guests (AP'ers ARE still guests) for their lack of quality staff.

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                like 2 ice creams cost minimum wage for an hour for someone to sweep main street.

                disney is not poor and can not NOT afford workers.


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                  Re: DLR: AP'ers and Missed Maintenance

                  Originally posted by JeffYardDog View Post
                  Frequent visitors clearly have time to spare and plenty of (other) opportunities to visit the park so they should be able to spare this little time to support the park they so clearly love. J
                  That comment has a negative vibration to it. I don't have much free time, I just choose to spend some of the time I have in the park with my loved ones. I would much rather donate my free labor to non profit agencies (which we do) than to a billion dollar a year company.
                  Originally posted by Aristocat
                  I miss David.
                  Originally posted by Ginarella
                  All I know is that David is a pimp Gryffindor.

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                    Re: DLR: AP'ers and Missed Maintenance

                    If anybody takes this thread seriously I think a visit to a shrink may be in order.

                    (Yeah, go ahead and call me an a$$.) LOL

                    ...Joe...

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                      Originally posted by Aristocat
                      I miss David.
                      Originally posted by Ginarella
                      All I know is that David is a pimp Gryffindor.

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                      • #12
                        Re: DLR: AP'ers and Missed Maintenance

                        Btw, I'm a Premium Passholder if anybody was wondering -- not that it should really matter.

                        ...Joe...

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by larasound View Post
                          sediment seriously.
                          As you should.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by JosephTNielsen View Post
                            Btw, I'm a Premium Passholder if anybody was wondering -- not that it should really matter.

                            ...Joe...
                            That means you get to paint more!

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                            • #15
                              Re: DLR: AP'ers and Missed Maintenance

                              So every 5th visit to a restaurant you've had a complaint about before, you should do the dishes too? If this is a joke, what's the point of this thread?
                              -Jack :geek:
                              Doc Brown had 2 Deloreans!

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                                Re: DLR: AP'ers and Missed Maintenance

                                Originally posted by sediment View Post
                                That means you get to paint more!
                                Fine, but you guys are gonna see lots of green and aqua-marine around the park. I'm thinking Space Mountain needs to look like a coral castle to tie into the futurisitc sea theme that is Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage. LOL

                                Originally posted by hollywood1939 View Post
                                So every 5th visit to a restaurant you've had a complaint about before, you should do the dishes too? If this is a joke, what's the point of this thread?
                                I could drone on forever about what the "point" is, but I'll let JeffYardDog do that. LOL It is his thread after all.

                                Besides, I foresee this thread moving to the Litter Box shortly. Just a hunch, that's all.

                                ...Joe...

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                                  Re: DLR: AP'ers and Missed Maintenance

                                  The point is that it is a joke.
                                  Sheesh. Someone needs a trip to DL.

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                                  • #18
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                                    Originally posted by sediment View Post
                                    The point is that it is a joke.
                                    Sheesh. Someone needs a trip to DL.
                                    Spent 3 days there last weekend.
                                    -Jack :geek:
                                    Doc Brown had 2 Deloreans!

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: DLR: AP'ers and Missed Maintenance

                                      Originally posted by sediment View Post
                                      The point is that it is a joke.
                                      Sheesh. Someone needs a trip to DL.
                                      With every joke there's a little bit of truth behind it.

                                      ...Joe...

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: DLR: AP'ers and Missed Maintenance

                                        Originally posted by sediment View Post
                                        Sheesh. Someone needs a trip to DL.
                                        And a paintbrush !

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