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Backlash: Disney changes stance on date-based ticketing

Cinderella Castle (inflatable) at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park. Public domain, via Pixabay.

Ticket prices will no longer be based on the day you arrive at the park, but when you leave it.

WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL — The Walt Disney World Resort and Spa announced last week a transition to so-called “date-based” ticketing. In the new system, which was to have begun on October 16, park admission prices would go up or down depending on the popularity of the date you used the ticket.

Backlash was swift, so now Disney has announced a change to the system.

Major, major change

“It’ll be very different,” says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). “The ticket price will not depend on the day you use it. Instead, it will be based on the day you leave the park.”

Disney (no relation) admits this isn’t much of a change. “Yeah, it’s a difference that makes no difference at all. But we’ve learned that if we act as if we’ve listened to complaints and make a small, ineffective change, the furor goes away.”

In spite of how minor the difference is, Disney (no relation) says, it could foreshadow a much more significant adjustment.

“We’re seriously looking into making park admission totally free,” Disney (no relation) claims, “and then charging guests to get out.”

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