Happy Tuesday, Mouse fans! Not much to report in my world–we spent a weekend exploring and hanging out with my family on Long Island. The weather is still too outrageously amazing to spend time indoors … but winter is coming, I know.
A quickie reminder that tomorrow is the second-to-last Kill Refurb Marry Blog Hop. Wait … did I just say “second-to-last”? I did. And I’ll explain it all tomorrow. So you’d better come back! (And if you have a blog, I hope you’ll play along!)
This past week, several other bloggers weighed in about the new Annual Pass price restructuring, and I thought I’d share a few links … but then I read them all, and they just stunk of entitlement. You guys: Disney doesn’t owe us anything. If the cost of the AP makes it more difficult for you to visit the Parks … then good. The whole point of the price increase is to thin the crowds. So that the people who can pay the prices can enjoy the Parks.
Here’s where I am coming from: In July, the day after our cruise, we left Magic Kingdom after just an hour because the Park was so crowded that it was literally unusable. We headed back to the resort and took a nap and a swim instead. But the cruise itself? Cost four times as much for a single day, and it was completely flawless, uncrowded, totally enjoyable. Why? Because we paid to play. And I am willing to keep paying to play in the Magic Kingdom after these price increases because I believe it will give me more bang for my buck. If these increases don’t thin the crowds within the next 18 months, then we’ll be having a different conversation. But right now? Paying 25% more is going to–I believe–offer me a better experience. And I am willing to pay for it. If you’re not, then that’s your choice. But, again, Disney doesn’t owe us anything except what we’re willing to pay for.
What are you up to? Tell me about it!
One Little Spark of Inspiration
Emma, who lives life with A Pinch of Pixie Dust, admires the details in her room at Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Lisa enjoys a practically perfect tea service on Home Is Where The Mouse Is.
On EPBOT, there are so many amazing Dapper Day photos that it’s practically like I was there!
shane, who makes us laught on Parkeolgy, imagines what would happen if Walt’s life (and thus, his life’s work) was time shifted … this is a must-read.
The guys are celebrating Harambe all week on The Disney Hipster Blog.
What are you reading this week?? Let us know in the comments!