Will WDW lose Florida resident passholders?
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    Will WDW lose Florida resident passholders?

    I'm very upset about the outrageous rate hike for Florida resident annual passes.

    They're raising the price of Florida resident seasonal passes by about 35%!! To keep the price down to what we normally pay, we'll have to get the weekday-only pass. Definitely not paying 35% more! So no more weekend overnight trips.

    And to top it all off, they're getting rid of Tables in Wonderland, which is the only dining plan that makes sense for many Florida regulars. At least our TIW pass is good through the end of the year, so at least it will cover our December trip. But in the future, I guess we won't be dining at table service as often anymore. Unfortunately, our seasonal passes will have to be renewed before December.

    I don't understand why Disney is doing this to long-time Florida regulars like us, who will have visited WDW six times just in 2015 alone. Instead of getting perks for visiting so often, we're getting pummeled.

    Shame on you, Disney!
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    Re: Will WDW lose Florida resident passholders?

    I agree, the rate hikes are insane. We don't get annual passes, but for those who do...ouch! However, the TIW is affecting us. They aren't getting rid of it, just hiking up the price of that, too. It just went up $50 this week! That's crazy. We had been considering getting it again, but not now. It's just not a value for us any more. I am really curious to see how all these price hikes affect park attendance. I really don't understand their logic.
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    It's infuriating what they're doing to some of their most loyal customers but it's clear that for them it's all about the loyal dollar$. I've always been really upset that they gave the installment option because that really made a difference in crowds. Instead of all these price hikes they should take off the monthly payment plan and the crowds would balance out but that not what they really want because that would cut a tremendous amount of their loyal dollars.
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    Re: Will WDW lose Florida resident passholders?

    Unfortunately I see a lot of passholders leaving Disney
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    Well, I'm glad they're not getting rid of TIW, but the $50 hike is outrageous. I hope they're keeping the free valet parking. We use it a lot.

    EDIT: I just found out by logging into my Disney account that there's a discount to renew Florida resident passes. My pass expires on October 17. If I renew using the silver pass, it will cost $351; the weekday-only pass will cost $234. Plus it gives free parking at the parks if you're not staying at a WDW resort (we aren't in December).

    We don't normally go to the parks on Saturday or Sunday, anyway, so with the weekday-only pass it will actually be cheaper for us than last year.
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    Re: Will WDW lose Florida resident passholders?

    Well, glad that works out better for you, CA!

    I am just waiting for the news of them introducing tiered tickets. I'm sure it won't be long now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Well, glad that works out better for you, CA! I am just waiting for the news of them introducing tiered tickets. I'm sure it won't be long now...
    How would tiered tickets work? It doesn't sound good.
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    Re: Will WDW lose Florida resident passholders?

    Basically the idea is that there would be different prices for the same ticket depending on what season you go (value, regular, or peak). So people going in the summer or during a holiday would be paying higher prices than people going in say, January.
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    Does this mean the low crowd seasons will start having bigger crowds? UGH!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious Alice View Post
    Does this mean the low crowd seasons will start having bigger crowds? UGH!!
    Probably. I think the thought behind it is that everything will even out so there really is no slow season anymore. It seems they are almost there already. :/
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    Re: Will WDW lose Florida resident passholders?

    We just lucked out! DH called AAA and they said today is the last day they can renew our seasonal passes before the changes take place. So we were able to renew our passes and keep the weekends for another year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious Alice View Post
    We just lucked out! DH called AAA and they said today is the last day they can renew our seasonal passes before the changes take place. So we were able to renew our passes and keep the weekends for another year!
    Oh my gosh! How lucky are you!!!!!
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