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Topic: Latest: Bob Iger Responds Strongly to Congressman Markey's Criticisms of MyMagic+

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barboy
Thu 1/31/2013 4:54p
///I'm glad that NGE isn't coming anywhere near the non-US parks at present.///


Me too. Leave that for the naive and foolish in the states to enjoy.

....just another reason to keep my Disney habit in Tokyo. Hello OLC!
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sjhym333
Thu 1/31/2013 4:57p
I think Disney should lose EMH and FP. Then everyone would be on a level playing field.
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tashajilek
Thu 1/31/2013 7:02p
"I think Disney should lose EMH and FP. Then everyone would be on a level playing field"

I agree. I have suffered terribly at both U.S Uni parks because i didnt cough up the money for the front of the line crap. At Orlando the day i was there the front of the line cost $100 a person, yea that was fair to everyone.


If any theme park feels they are not making enough money then im fine with ticket prices being raised and everyone getting the same treatment.
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HokieSkipper
Thu 1/31/2013 7:57p
<<I agree. I have suffered terribly at both U.S Uni parks because i didnt cough up the money for the front of the line crap. At Orlando the day i was there the front of the line cost $100 a person, yea that was fair to everyone.>>

You're talking about Universal...right? Disney's Fastpass is free.

And even then, Universal's Express Pass is largely unnecessary.
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HokieSkipper
Thu 1/31/2013 7:58p
Wow, i completely missed the word "uni" in your post.
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tashajilek
Fri 2/1/2013 5:54a
"Wow, i completely missed the word "uni" in your post."

LOL, thats ok!

"Disney's Fastpass is free."

Yes, but in the future if only hotel guests will be able to pick fast passes in advance will that really be free? I never stay on Disney property and probably never will, so i guess i will never benefit from the "free" perks.


"And even then, Universal's Express Pass is largely unnecessary

Not true. Try going for Halloween or a busy time of year.
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HokieSkipper
Fri 2/1/2013 6:04a
<<Not true. Try going for Halloween or a busy time of year. >>

I've been to HHN the past 2 years and went to Uni the month after Potter opened and never felt like I needed Express.
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gurgitoy2
Fri 2/1/2013 6:19a
I think the distinction between EMH and MyMagic+, and what's causing the "does/doesn't affect guests", is that one (EMH) doesn't take away anything from non-resort guests. Sure, it give a benefit to on-site guests, but it's not a loss to the others. With MyMagic+, there is potential to subtract experiences for non-resort guests. To me, that's the big difference, and probably why you guys are nitpicking about EMH. Yes, it's a perk, but it's not something removing something from non-resort guests.
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FerretAfros
Fri 2/1/2013 2:34p
What's to say that MM+ couldn't be available for off-property guests? They are currently able to buy their park tickets in advance, and make dinner reservations in advance, so why couldn't they also book their FPs in advance? If part of the reason for this project is to get a better idea of how many guests will be in any given location at any given time, I'd think they would also be interested in those who are staying off-property too. Maybe they won't get the same number of advance bookings, but I suspect Disney wants them to plan their vacations just as much as the on-property guests.
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Yookeroo
Fri 2/1/2013 3:40p
"I don't think anyone is suggesting that the provision of perks and benefits to on-site guests is new."

Wait...what?

"However the massive distinction is that when EMH takes place it is not during regular operating hours."

That's not a massive distinction. That's semantics. On EMH morning days one of the parks is open at 8AM. But to only the special onsite guests.

"NGE has the ability to affect every single guest during every single second of normal operating hours."

"Normal operating hours" is more semantics.

"If you genuinely believe that EMH and NGE are analogous then I hope you are right. However I don't for a second believe that you are."

I'm not sure they're analogous as much as they are different versions of the same thing. Better access for onsite guests. NGE does have the potential to have greater impact, but no one has argued otherwise. What is silly is the notion that this is some sort of new concept for Disney.

"I think the distinction between EMH and MyMagic+, and what's causing the 'does/doesn't affect guests', is that one (EMH) doesn't take away anything from non-resort guests."

But it does. It takes away the 8-9 hour that the park is open to resort guests. Suppose Disney decided to make EMH from 9-10 and "open" the park at 10? Is that taking away from non-resort guests?

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