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    If you wanted one day to hop in a weeklong vacation it would be WAY less to add Park Hopper and an 8th day to your ticket. You'd have enough left over to buy enough ice cream to make yourself vomit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DopeyRunr View Post
    If you wanted one day to hop in a weeklong vacation it would be WAY less to add Park Hopper and an 8th day to your ticket. You'd have enough left over to buy enough ice cream to make yourself vomit.
    I think it would possibly make sense for someone vacationing elsewhere in FL that wants to go to Disney for a day. We did the beach and Legoland, but just couldn't pass up seeing Disney while in FL. We bought MNSSHP tickets so we could do 4-12 at a cheaper cost than a one day ticket. Not sure if charging more than a one day ticket for a 7-2am entrance (one less hour than a party) would ever make more sense than just buying a one day and having a good touring plan. The only way I would consider it in that situation is if they severely limit the number of guests to keep lines down, which I doubt they will do.

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    I still don't see that as a better "value" than a regular season one day ticket to the MK at $117 or whatever, where you enter the park at 8:45am, tour with almost no lines until 10am, and then you can stay in the park for potentially 14-15 more hours after that. I suppose, though, like most luxury purchases, it's not supposed to make "sense."
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    To all those who attend: have a blast! My family of 4 will keep our $600. So we can give it to the mouse in some other capacity!!

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    I'm clearly not the right marketing demographic for this type of ticket. It just makes me tired and cranky thinking about having to stay up that late. I'm sure that the family staying at the Poly bungalows who don't wake up until 11 am and don't get to the parks until 1pm would be a better fit? Maybe?
    But hey, there will be ice cream and bottle drinks! How can you pass that up?

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    I find it a little odd that there's no big "hook" or theme to draw people in.
    Not even a promise of rare characters or a dj/dance party. A special pin even.
    It just doesn't make it seem very exciting or exclusive. Just "give us lots of money and we'll kick out the riff raff for a few hours in the middle of the night."
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    I'm sure the CMs are thrilled about having to show everyone who's not participating the exit.
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    Have you ever been in a situation at work where some boss or supervisor or board member who ranks above you but knows nothing says "I think we should do it this way". And you explain all the reasons why it won't work but they refuse to listen. So you finally give up and say "screw it lets do it your way and see what happens" when secretly you know it will be a disaster.

    I feel like that may be what happened here. I mean I know nothing about the ins and outs of Disney operations. And I'm sure there will be some first timers who buy these tickets. But I can't see the event getting good reviews after the fact. Anyone with children under the age of 8ish isn't going to want to stay out till 2 am. If they pack it as full as party nights with no "extra" characters or parade to draw crowds away from the rides it's going to be miserable. They would have to really limit the number of tickets to make it worth the cost. And then how is it worth it for Disney if they don't make enough to cover the expense of staying open later? Maybe I'm missing something. Obviously I'm not the target demographic for this but I just don't see how this is a good thing - for Disney or the guests.

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    Maybe management figures if they have to stay open later they may as well be getting a premium for it. It's a good way to squeeze more out of the guests while they take time to close things down; I'm sure most restaurants and many shops will not be open during the extra hours.
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    Only Casey's & starbucks open if you want anything more than your free ice cream.
    It lists a few Eticket rides & " many more" but I'm sure they will limit the rides operating too.
    Hope this does crash & burn so they don't see this weak offering as the way of the future (double the price of a themed party at a fraction of the cost/ guests willing to pay big bucks for EMH)
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    I'm baffled. Paying for EMH - that's really what this boils down to right?

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    and extra magical pixie dust?

    The event is only one night a week starting from 10pm or 11pm. It will be chance for offsite guests to experience lower crowds without staying onsite. It's way too expensive for my family and we are more rope drop touring & early in bed type but it will appeal to some. Fast passes for parades and wishes are gone - hopefully it will create extra work for impacted cast members. The rest of the visitors should notice no difference. If they sell very large number of tickets it may be busier after 7 pm. It's not something that I will be interested in but I don't see it as big deal.

    They may let the day guests stay after 10 but not let them ride George? That's what they do in normal magic hours, isn't it?

    I hope this is not indication of what the cost of MNSSHP will be. Hopefully the high price is linked to the small number of tickets they plan to sell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karin View Post
    April 28th is our MK day. Would this change move it to a non recommend day just like with normal EMH?
    That is our plan also. Josh, any thoughts?
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    We will be there for the May 5 and May 8 dates, but I won't be buying tickets for my family. For $600 plus tax we can buy a lot of ice cream and pop while we are at MK during the day. $600 is almost as much as our plane tickets cost for all 4 of us --- depending on where you are staying you could add 1-3 days on to your trip for that kind of money for a family of 4! Maybe there are aiming it at wealthy locals without young kids?

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    I have seen an unconfirmed rumor that the event is for 3000 people. :/
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    Well this has forced me to emerge from lurkdom to ask how Disney handles emptying the park for hard-ticketed events. We will be in MK on 5/19 and I was planning on getting in line at 7DMT around 10:50pm to experience the ride in the dark as I do not want to use a FP+ that late. Then I planned for us to slowly walk toward the entrance, with hopes of experiencing the Goodnight Kiss (which we have yet to do). Will they "force/encourage" us to leave more than a normal night? I know it's speculation at this point but I assume the procedure may be modeled after what they do on party nights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by digdug View Post
    Well this has forced me to emerge from lurkdom to ask how Disney handles emptying the park for hard-ticketed events. We will be in MK on 5/19 and I was planning on getting in line at 7DMT around 10:50pm to experience the ride in the dark as I do not want to use a FP+ that late. Then I planned for us to slowly walk toward the entrance, with hopes of experiencing the Goodnight Kiss (which we have yet to do). Will they "force/encourage" us to leave more than a normal night? I know it's speculation at this point but I assume the procedure may be modeled after what they do on party nights?
    You'll be able to ride, and thenyou'll be escorted to the exit (no stopping) afterwards.
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    So here's what my brain (which is bad at numbers) can't figure out.
    WDW has cut character experiences, CM hours, and various other things in order to divert funds to Shanghai/expansions/whatever.
    And then their next move is to create another special ticket event. This requires CM's for extra hours, which requires WDW to pay them of course, sooooo are they still saving money, will they make money, or will they just sort of break even?
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    You'll be able to ride, and thenyou'll be escorted to the exit (no stopping) afterwards.
    Ah thanks, got it. We'll plan to do this on our other night instead. Although the thought of being escorted out of MK makes me chuckle for some sad reason.

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    We were in MK during a MNSSHP event in 2014 and nobody said anything to us about leaving. In fact, we had almost exited the park at 9pm when my youngest informed he she needed the restroom. We had no trouble going back under the railroad and visiting the restrooms by Guest Services. We were even able to see Jack Skellington doing a meet and greet there, though only from a distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdmurphy727 View Post
    Have you ever been in a situation at work where some boss or supervisor or board member who ranks above you but knows nothing says "I think we should do it this way". And you explain all the reasons why it won't work but they refuse to listen. So you finally give up and say "screw it lets do it your way and see what happens" when secretly you know it will be a disaster.

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    You summed it up pretty well. Story of my life. The last few "great ideas" they had at work panned out this way. I'm tired of wasting my breath. I guess not much is any different in any company in corporate America, including Disney. It seems like they are on a "money grab" mentality lately, and this is the latest scheme. Absolutely no value for the customer. Only the suckers will try this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momof6 View Post
    I have seen an unconfirmed rumor that the event is for 3000 people. :/
    MNSSHP is over 25000 I think. It would be pretty awesome to be in the park with 3000 people only for 3 hours. I hate to admit but this sounds amazing if they have most rides open

    I wouldn't pay for considering my son won't last that long

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    I really really hope they aren't going to use this pricing structure for the Halloween party. $600 for the four of us is too steep for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digdug View Post
    Ah thanks, got it. We'll plan to do this on our other night instead. Although the thought of being escorted out of MK makes me chuckle for some sad reason.
    They may even take you to the passageway by The Plaza, where you'd have to walk behind Main St. to exit. Talk about being given the old heave-ho!
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    Lovely. Our MK day on May 5 will now be filled with extra people trying to grab FP and see MSEP and Wishes. No Bueno :(

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