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10/31/16 at 04:58pm in How to Address Kids at HOS (Latest Edit: 10/31/16 at 04:59pm by Zachary.)
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(10/31/16 04:50pm)acrossdapark Wrote:  And that's again absurd, as a risky and dangerous proposition.

Unless anyone here has done extensive market research, labeling almost any proposal (especially one with an existing, successful president in the industry) as "absurd" is, in fact, absurd.

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10/31/16 at 05:00pm in How to Address Kids at HOS (Latest Edit: 10/31/16 at 05:00pm by Thomas.)
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(10/31/16 04:50pm)acrossdapark Wrote:  I understood exactly what you were saying. And that's again absurd, as a risky and dangerous proposition. It's risky in the fact the idea runs more of a risk of turning away people from the park knowing they have to pay essentially twi... etc

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10/31/16 at 05:11pm in How to Address Kids at HOS
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(10/31/16 04:58pm)Zachary Wrote:  
(10/31/16 04:50pm)acrossdapark Wrote:  And that's again absurd, as a risky and dangerous proposition.

Unless anyone here has done extensive market research, labeling almost any proposal (especially one with an existing, successful president in the industry) as "absurd" is, in fact, absurd.

Point me in the direction where this proposal has been met with overwhelming success, I.E. increased ticket sales, attendance, gross revenue, glowing reviews(Other than by industry shareholders), etc.

Just because someone does it doesn't mean that it's either a good idea or has had any lasting revenue boosts. SEAS is in no position to "Follow The Leader" here, they either have to change the way the industry operates in order the be an alternative to others who just "Follow the Leader". BG in less than 10 years is down by nearly half-million visitors and needs a turn around and can present themselves as the nickel and diming alternative.

I suggest everyone look at DIS as a prime example in their APs. When the double digit increases hit this year along with blackout dates WDW is experiencing for the first time in many quarters lower ticket sales, hotel rooms booked, etc. there are other factors in this but this issue alone was met with insane resistance and it's showing in a downturn in gross. Universal is also in the same boat, in fact most of the industry is in the same boat at this point.
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10/31/16 at 05:18pm in How to Address Kids at HOS (Latest Edit: 10/31/16 at 05:19pm by Thomas.)
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I don't think it's unreasonable to ask people to pay the same admission price to get the same amount of stuff they would in the summer and then charge a little extra for houses. BGW doesn't need to ask the same admission price and give people more for free.

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10/31/16 at 07:24pm in How to Address Kids at HOS
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(10/31/16 05:18pm)Thomas Wrote:  I don't think it's unreasonable to ask people to pay the same admission price to get the same amount of stuff they would in the summer and then charge a little extra for houses. BGW doesn't need to ask the same admission price and give people more for free.

Using that analogy then I should request a prorated refund considering I don't ride coasters or many of the other rides. It would be the same difference, asking me to pay for all the attractions when in fact I don't use them. Yet that's not fair for anyone AP or not and I realize that more just more of bouncing the idea off the wall.

Additionally why wouldn't they say "We have a new coaster in 2017" instead of giving that away for free, lets charge everyone $5 to ride it or why give any new attraction away for free for that matter. Or why should the park let AP holders in on major holiday's, Saturday's during HOS all without paying extra like many other parks either you upgrade to a no black-out pass or go when there's no black-outs.

Also using that analogy they should stop free preferred parking and instead give the standard 10% discount to pass-holders thereby increasing revenue for those who want to take advantage of better parking. It's a slippery slope, where do you start and where do you end, does SEAS wants to be the new DIS/Universal or do they want to set themselves apart to market to those who have been tied down by what other larger parks do and looking for a reasonable alternatives.

These are reasonable questions that you have to ask and/or have answers for before delving down into this issue.

Serious question through.. Why wouldn't the park want to give a little extra to set them apart?

All in all it's about increasing ticket sales, attendance, and revenue without rocking the boat. DIS/Universal spend piles of cash, time, and resources to figure the next revenue stream, something that SEAS unfortunately doesn't have at this time and seem more content in adding new attractions and expanding their offerings using dividend savings and the like.
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10/31/16 at 07:42pm in How to Address Kids at HOS
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Oh ok, you're right.

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10/31/16 at 07:42pm in How to Address Kids at HOS
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I think we have gone far enough off track. Feel free to debate the pros and cons of BGW's various and ever-changing pricing structures in an appropriate thread.

Please, lets focus on the equally contentious issue of whether and how to manage babies and toddlers at HOS.

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11/01/16 at 07:26pm in How to Address Kids at HOS
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Maybe they should ban strollers after 6.
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11/01/16 at 09:48pm in How to Address Kids at HOS
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I wouldn't have any objections

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11/16/16 at 01:07am in How to Address Kids at HOS (Latest Edit: 11/16/16 at 01:30am by Luke.)
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And ban children too.

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