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Manfried
Mon 12/17/2012 7:10a
<<Then Mermaid fits in with them.>>
I find I agree with that.
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Yookeroo
Mon 12/17/2012 2:49p
"But would you say SSE is an E-ticket?"

No. I can't imagine it would be an easy sell at E-ticket prices. But I could be wrong. It's location probably does draw them in.

"'E-Ticket' was not a designation for popular attractions, nor is it based on capacity. It was a designation for attractions of a particular scope, either in basic form or detail."

I'm sure that they felt that attractions of that particular scope, either in basic form or detail were worth the price of the E-ticket, meaning they would be popular attractions. If they didn't draw crowds, they'd be stupid to keep charging E-ticket prices.

Bottom line is that they charged an E-ticket because they thought the public would be willing to pay that much. If they went back to the ticket system and tried to charge an E for the GMR, ridership would fall off a cliff (well, a low cliff).

"that's because it's got a huge capacity"

And seems to run on half capacity most of the time.
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RoadTrip
Mon 12/17/2012 5:42p
In my opinion SSE would easily sell at E ticket prices!
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leobloom
Mon 12/17/2012 6:44p
>> No. I can't imagine it would be an easy sell at E-ticket prices. But I could be wrong. It's location probably does draw them in. <<

The geodesic sphere would be enough of a sell for most people. I guess I'm not clear what you think would theoretically warrant an E-ticket.
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Yookeroo
Tue 12/18/2012 3:52a
"The geodesic sphere would be enough of a sell for most people. I guess I'm not clear what you think would theoretically warrant an E-ticket."

Anything a customer would be willing to be top dollar for. It's basic economics. Higher demand = higher prices.
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HokieSkipper
Tue 12/18/2012 6:00a
SSE is the most ridden attraction on property. I dunno how much higher demand you can get.
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Kennesaw Tom
Tue 12/18/2012 10:32a
There are a lot of things I enjoy about SSE. I also realize it is not everyone's favorite attraction.
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Yookeroo
Tue 12/18/2012 2:42p
"SSE is the most ridden attraction on property. I dunno how much higher demand you can get."

But would it remain so if it cost an E-ticket? Maybe. Maybe not.
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RoadTrip
Tue 12/18/2012 2:58p
I think it would. Although Soarin' and Test Track may be mentioned more often as people's "favorites", I think when you combine length of wait, attraction duration and overall enjoyment Spaceship Earth would still attract large numbers... even at "E" ticket prices.

I'll sometimes bypass Soarin' or TT if I arrive too late in the day to get a Fastpass and I don't want to deal with the standby wait. But I always ride SSE at least twice every visit to Epcot.
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skinnerbox
Fri 12/21/2012 12:19p
<<As far as I'm concerned, TGMR has seen its day. They need to either update or replace it.>>

It needs more energy. Much more.

Two possible candidates for replacement:

The Great Muppet Movie Ride (with updates). The theme of Gonzo directing a film with chaos aplenty would be the perfect family ride for that part of the park.

Epic Mickey. Bring the game to life with full-sized AAs and physical sets designed to look like the game, with the action on 3-D video screens a la Spider-Man and Transformers. Ditch the current vehicles for smaller ones like the other 3-D rides. The show building is plenty big enough to do this.

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