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    Quote Originally Posted by currence View Post
    I hope that they either announce BEFORE the tickets actually go on sale, or wait until the nights are all sold out. I was surprised that they didn't offer any pre-sales this year. Historically, there is a slight discount for DVC owners and DVC and Disney Visa can buy early (in addition to the APs who obviously no longer exist).
    yeah - I think the whole notion of "special treatment" is not in the vocabulary right now. If you pay more money THEN you'll get special treatment ;-).
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    DVC perks has always seemed like an afterthought in California. I have my fingers crossed that this may improve once the Disneyland Hotel DVC wing is built - but I'm not holding my breath.


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    Quote Originally Posted by olegc View Post
    Interesting that all this is coming AND you can use the Summer ticket to see Halloweentime. OB Bash also is earlier than some thought. Now Im more tempted to get the Summer ticket but have not worked the numbers yet (just to get in one visit for my bday then maybe 2 during HalloweenTime).

    I was on a private stream last night with one of the vloggers - who stated that he has been informed by folks he knows in TDA that discussions are hot right now about the final version of the membership plan. So it could be announced soon. How soon is the unknown. Even if they announce - I cant imagine they will make it available during the Holidays. They would need some time ahead so that folks dont buy tickets first and then demand refunds so they can buy a membership. Well, it could be as well Disney doesn't care and says you paid, too late to change, sorry. Buy some more!
    I can skip all this myself but I will say that I have already seen people that bought tickets back in May that are wondering if they can change to get the discounted tickets and get a refund on the difference. SMH I can see Disney not wanting people to demand ticket refunds because they want the membership. That is assuming they won't let anyone use tickets to upgrade to a membership like we could APs. Yet if that is the case then will they say something with a certain amount of time before it kicks in or just announce it and then a couple weeks or less put it on sale?
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    Hey if you are D23 Gold member for just $75 and a $7 processing fee you could enjoy the Jungle Cruise preview July 16th. Early morning ride before the park opens, your own skipper hat and a few morning offerings from the Tropical Hideaway. And once done you get an escort out of the parks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berry Princess View Post
    Hey if you are D23 Gold member for just $75 and a $7 processing fee you could enjoy the Jungle Cruise preview July 16th. Early morning ride before the park opens, your own skipper hat and a few morning offerings from the Tropical Hideaway. And once done you get an escort out of the parks.
    wow that is cool. I dont have a ticket. I may need to. I assume this doesnt include admission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olegc View Post
    wow that is cool. I dont have a ticket. I may need to. I assume this doesnt include admission.
    Correct. The cost of this is only for gold members it seems and does not include admission to the park(s). Its just for the Jungle Cruise ride preview. Which is where the escort out comes in once its done. It says check in will start at 5:15am and you can not arrive no later than 5:30am for it. Late arrivals it says will not be accommodated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berry Princess View Post
    Correct. The cost of this is only for gold members it seems and does not include admission to the park(s). Its just for the Jungle Cruise ride preview. Which is where the escort out comes in once its done. It says check in will start at 5:15am and you can not arrive no later than 5:30am for it. Late arrivals it says will not be accommodated.
    I tried this morning. Got in the queue at 930am - and it turns out that wasn't early enough. At 10:07 there was a message that all tickets were in shopping carts. and by 10:12 when it was my turn all tickets were gone.

    Note that JC soft opened today (Friday 7/9) but some of the props have not been installed yet.
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    Wow so Disney decides its a good idea to have the Jungle Cruise movie premiere in the parks this weekend. Lots of people finding out last minute and can't imagine how it will be for those that won't know until they are in the parks this weekend. SMH List of things I saw on another site about closures and limited hours/etc for rides.

    July 24
    Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room – FULL DAY CLOSURE
    Tropical Hideaway – FULL DAY CLOSURE
    Fireworks cancelled, projections only
    Jungle Cruise – CLOSED (4:30pm to 7pm)
    Casey Jr. Circus Train – CLOSED (8pm to close)
    Storybook Land Canal Boats – CLOSED (8pm to close)
    Disneyland Railroad – CLOSED (8pm to close)
    “it’s a small world” – AUDIO MUTED (8pm to close)
    Mickey’s Toontown – RESTRICTED ACCESS (6pm)
    Stroller Parking relocated (Jungle Cruise & “it’s a small world”

    July 25, 26

    Tarzan Treehouse – FULL DAY CLOSURE
    Tropical Imports – Reduced seating
    Pirates of the Caribbean – Reduced queue space

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    so Legacy Passholder discounts were renewed - but only to Aug 15th. No other info. And the info has been very scarce for some of the folks I follow. I know WDW had the personal magic band sales stopping on that date too - so I dont know if its a coincidence.

    I wonder if the parks will announce something? Or simply drop it on everyone like everything else this year (see jungle cruise closure list above).

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    Quote Originally Posted by olegc View Post
    so Legacy Passholder discounts were renewed - but only to Aug 15th. No other info. And the info has been very scarce for some of the folks I follow. I know WDW had the personal magic band sales stopping on that date too - so I dont know if its a coincidence.

    I wonder if the parks will announce something? Or simply drop it on everyone like everything else this year (see jungle cruise closure list above).

    The magic bands with the purchase or renewal of APs in WDW was news that I thought was known for awhile now. I can imagine there are those that are fine with that though. They are still for sale though. Haven't seen them dropping those for good though. I know if you book a trip you have to pay for them and pick them up at the hotel desk since they don't mail them like they used to. I think as long as they have the things in place in WDW for it and people still buy them that they will keep it for now. I know it seems they are trying to get people to use their phones more in this area as well or Apple watch but seems like it would hold things up to have to swipe through each person to get scanned in if they went that way only. Seems with how many issues people can have with their phones or the app even it would be best not to go that route only.

    I've checked a few times this month but didn't do it recently for the Legacy AP discount. So now the question is does this mean we will find something out soon on this "membership" or will it get extended again as Aug 15th gets closer? Or as you said will they drop it like they seem to with so much else lately?
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    So now the question is does this mean we will find something out soon on this "membership" or will it get extended again as Aug 15th gets closer? Or as you said will they drop it like they seem to with so much else lately?
    I think that they will continue extending the discounts until the membership details have been announced/available for sale. But it may be in 1/2 month increments until that happens. Even if they announced something today, I think that they would have an obligation to maintain those discounts until the current expiration date, so this gives them more flexibility. This discount was extended before 7/31, so if there is no membership announcement, I could see an extension until 8/31 on/around early/mid August.

    Interestingly, of the 3 legacy APs on my account, on Saturday 2 of them had the new extended discount date and one still listed 7/31. Checking now, they now all have 8/15. I was looking at them to explain to someone how to access the AP discount for their trip in September, while also pointing out that there was no current guarantee that the discount would last that long. It definitely makes trip planning/budgeting a bit challenging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by currence View Post
    I think that they will continue extending the discounts until the membership details have been announced/available for sale. But it may be in 1/2 month increments until that happens. Even if they announced something today, I think that they would have an obligation to maintain those discounts until the current expiration date, so this gives them more flexibility. This discount was extended before 7/31, so if there is no membership announcement, I could see an extension until 8/31 on/around early/mid August.

    Interestingly, of the 3 legacy APs on my account, on Saturday 2 of them had the new extended discount date and one still listed 7/31. Checking now, they now all have 8/15. I was looking at them to explain to someone how to access the AP discount for their trip in September, while also pointing out that there was no current guarantee that the discount would last that long. It definitely makes trip planning/budgeting a bit challenging.
    That is pretty much what I said to my husband about it being a 1/2 month instead of full month like before. It would give them a little more flexibility for sure in how they do things with announcing and putting it on sale. That either they are getting ready to or it will just get extended again as the 15th gets closer.

    BTW, when I had looked at the app that is how it showed for ours. 2 were extended and then the 3rd wasn't. I figured it was a delay and the 3rd is showing on mine now too.
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    as I mentioned before - I bet they announce one week before anything goes on sale. Not much advance notice since thats been the MO with everything at the parks since they've opened IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olegc View Post
    as I mentioned before - I bet they announce one week before anything goes on sale. Not much advance notice since thats been the MO with everything at the parks since they've opened IMO.
    And with that will come the long wait to buy on the first sale day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berry Princess View Post
    And with that will come the long wait to buy on the first sale day.
    I personally wouldn't see any advantage to buying on the 1st day. Avoid the crowds.
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    I personally wouldn't see any advantage to buying on the 1st day. Avoid the crowds.
    Unless someone has a trip planned/scheduled for which they want to buy a membership in order to take advantage of other discounts (i.e. a hotel discount)

    I am still curious if/how current ticket holders will be able to convert to a membership once announced. From today's Mouseplanet update, the California tickets are not eligible for upgrade, so that takes those ticket holders out of the potential upgrade pool. My parents have 5-day tickets for an upcoming trip in September. If there are memberships announced by then, there may be a benefit for them to upgrade to a membership before the end of their trip. Obviously, it will depend on when memberships are announced, upgrade eligibility, and the price/benefits of the membership level(s).

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    Quote Originally Posted by currence View Post
    Unless someone has a trip planned/scheduled for which they want to buy a membership in order to take advantage of other discounts (i.e. a hotel discount)

    I am still curious if/how current ticket holders will be able to convert to a membership once announced. From today's Mouseplanet update, the California tickets are not eligible for upgrade, so that takes those ticket holders out of the potential upgrade pool. My parents have 5-day tickets for an upcoming trip in September. If there are memberships announced by then, there may be a benefit for them to upgrade to a membership before the end of their trip. Obviously, it will depend on when memberships are announced, upgrade eligibility, and the price/benefits of the membership level(s).
    this is something thats been bantered about with other commentators. The theory was if they announce something it wouldnt be valid until the beginning of the year because people have tickets already, reservations, give them time to book travel, and the thought that Disneyland would want to get full-gate revenue for the holidays. Given the other actions with tickets, etc, I think the same rule about the value of what you have being lower than what you are buying might carry over to the memberships too. Then the other thought is no - they'll just announce and deal with situations as they present themselves (if there is enough guest pressure come up with something, etc.) Gate revenue is gate revenue and Disneyland loved the gate revenue that Passes gave them. Especially monthly I think because not only were more people signing up - but they could count on a stream of revenue they would book monthly, instead of annually, which would make Disneyland's numbers look better quarter over quarter.
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    I wouldn't be surprised if they have plans to announce the membership program once the average daily attendance drops below x, so maybe sometime after Labor Day? There will always be people who have trips planned/booked. My expectation is that the membership will be announced no later than in time to buy them as Christmas presents, and will be available to use immediately upon purchase. ... But I also didn't think Disney would be doing a Halloween event this year when they didn't announce it at the same time as WDW, so clearly I should take my Magic 8 ball back to the shop for a tune-up.

    I think Disney continuously forgets that Disneyland and Disney World are very different entities. I'm very curious what the reservations look like for Disney World vs. Disneyland 3 months in advance, 1 month in advance, 1 week in advance, and then 1 day in advance. I expect that Disney World would have a significantly higher percentage of the reservations made further out. It just seems like Disney sees the forecasted attendance, freaks out, and does things like announce the CA ticket offer. But then I also see photos taken from in the parks, and they look summer crowded.


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    Quote Originally Posted by currence View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if they have plans to announce the membership program once the average daily attendance drops below x, so maybe sometime after Labor Day? There will always be people who have trips planned/booked. My expectation is that the membership will be announced no later than in time to buy them as Christmas presents, and will be available to use immediately upon purchase. ... But I also didn't think Disney would be doing a Halloween event this year when they didn't announce it at the same time as WDW, so clearly I should take my Magic 8 ball back to the shop for a tune-up.

    I think Disney continuously forgets that Disneyland and Disney World are very different entities. I'm very curious what the reservations look like for Disney World vs. Disneyland 3 months in advance, 1 month in advance, 1 week in advance, and then 1 day in advance. I expect that Disney World would have a significantly higher percentage of the reservations made further out. It just seems like Disney sees the forecasted attendance, freaks out, and does things like announce the CA ticket offer. But then I also see photos taken from in the parks, and they look summer crowded.
    LOL Hey I didn't think they would have done the Halloween event either.

    As for the difference in reservations booked between WDW and here. Its a BIG difference from what I have seen. Days usually book up fast there and more so certain parks over others and their reservations go into next year. From what I have seen it has a certain number for APs for each day/parks and for tickets. Its been obvious when they have upped capacity as well there because of how the parks that were booked all of a sudden jump wide open for weeks or a month or so. While here with DL the first couple months it was mostly booked with things changing off and on at times with what was open or not open or just by ticket type and upping capacity a bit. The cheaper ones seem to go first but not right away at this point even. Usually those are 1 day 1 park tickets. Today was sold out for all tickets here. Tomorrow looks like only 1 day DCA tickets are sold out and park hoppers. After that the 29th is sold out of 1 day DL only and nothing else after that is sold out. There aren't as many that travel here for the parks compared to WDW. As well as WDW still has their APs where renewals are allowed and those that had held on to vouchers can get them. I honestly think that if Disney isn't selling the tickets here though like they thought they could that we could see something announced sooner than we think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by currence View Post
    I think Disney continuously forgets that Disneyland and Disney World are very different entities. I'm very curious what the reservations look like for Disney World vs. Disneyland 3 months in advance, 1 month in advance, 1 week in advance, and then 1 day in advance. I expect that Disney World would have a significantly higher percentage of the reservations made further out. It just seems like Disney sees the forecasted attendance, freaks out, and does things like announce the CA ticket offer. But then I also see photos taken from in the parks, and they look summer crowded.
    I dont think they forget. I think they are trying to will Disneyland to be a model similar to WDW. Look at how much operations have moved to be WDW Centric for US based parks - with the recent announcement of all those jobs moving to Florida. Only people who need direct touch in the Disneyland resort gets to remain. They've tried since I've been a passholder in 2000 to remake Disneyland primarily a vacation destination for guests. And they've probably been trying before that. My guess is the reason is it makes it easier to measure and plan for initiatives to increase attendance and guest satisfaction for US parks. The silly thing we all know its different. Its just folks at WDW wondering why those upstart Disneylanders dont play along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olegc View Post
    I dont think they forget. I think they are trying to will Disneyland to be a model similar to WDW. Look at how much operations have moved to be WDW Centric for US based parks - with the recent announcement of all those jobs moving to Florida. Only people who need direct touch in the Disneyland resort gets to remain. They've tried since I've been a passholder in 2000 to remake Disneyland primarily a vacation destination for guests. And they've probably been trying before that. My guess is the reason is it makes it easier to measure and plan for initiatives to increase attendance and guest satisfaction for US parks. The silly thing we all know its different. Its just folks at WDW wondering why those upstart Disneylanders dont play along.
    Exactly! This was talked about many years ago that they were trying to do this to Disneyland and they still haven't learned that it will never be like WDW. They also did shift who was handling things from here to Florida. Which was of course horrible. How many times did anyone get a call from a customer service CM and the number was a Florida number? They have no clue what is going on here so how can they even handle something that might need a more experienced with DL CM? I think how tickets are selling since reopening gives insight as well into how things vary on both coasts. Which of course is because they depend on different kinds of guests. Which comes back to them needing to understanding this is just how it is and working with that instead of trying to go against it so much.
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    For anyone that might be going soon this is now on the Disneyland's site at the top about important information:

    The State of California strongly recommends that all Guests be fully vaccinated or receive a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the Disneyland Resort. Beginning July 30, face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) while indoors, including on many attractions and in enclosed transportation vehicles, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings remain optional for all Guests in outdoor common areas.

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    For anyone that might be going soon this is now on the Disneyland's site at the top about important information:

    The State of California strongly recommends that all Guests be fully vaccinated or receive a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the Disneyland Resort. Beginning July 30, face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) while indoors, including on many attractions and in enclosed transportation vehicles, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings remain optional for all Guests in outdoor common areas.

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    https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/bl...ur-fingertips/

    While the hotel room key is one thing and I know many thought should have been done long ago but the push for more mobile order/buying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berry Princess View Post
    https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/bl...ur-fingertips/

    While the hotel room key is one thing and I know many thought should have been done long ago but the push for more mobile order/buying.
    I like the idea of being able to scan your items and check out at WOD, Emporium, etc. It will beat standing in those long check out lines. Especially when someone has purchased something for everyone in their family, their friends, their co-workers, their pets, etc.
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