And before anyone makes a comment that they're millionaires already, that's still cutting into their profit per night.
As for the Glow with the Show Prisoner's Dilemma... I'm torn as I'd have to know where else the hats work and if we can change out the batteries.
That said, I've read reports that only a few dozen people were wearing the ears at WOC last night, compared to the thousands at the media event, making the effect much less impressive, and even imperceptible at times.
This flat out sucks and they should fire the idiot at Disney who came up with this stupid idea. These ideas work for like an Olympic Opening Ceremony because the device is given to all involved and it's staged for TV. Neither applies in this case.
In the end, the price point will prevent this from ever really catching on in mass and I'm thankful for that. Disney if you're reading you should up the price to $50 a piece.
It really sucks that Disney is going to give a bunch of these away to pa**holes, because those same takers will be bringing them back and annoying those of us who enjoy the dark while watching the show.
Speaking of that control, it is a cool effect, but it simultaneously creeps me out due to the Big Brother nature of it.
That's the wrong conclusion and you should know it. People who buy ears are buying them for themselves. They want the glowing ears even though they might not see the effect during a show. They can certainly see the glowing effect surrounding their head, which creates a community effect.
I do think the $25 price is much too high to encourage participation. Perhaps Disney should offer other types of "Glow In The Show" contraptions to ensure people will want to buy Disney merchandise like lightsabers, pendants, and baseball caps at different price points.
But the ears only do the coordinated blinking if they are in range of a Disney broadcast point. At this moment, those are World of Color, the Mad T Party, and some locations in Cars Land.
At least Disney is trying something new to the parks rather than the same ole tried and true. And instead of whining about AP Holders (who are a very large portion of DLR's customers unlike WDW but we won't get into that), realize that Disney is still trying to give AP Holders incentive to continue to return to the parks. It's not like the hats are free for Disney to make.
The ears are part of the show unlike the swords, bracelets, etc. That's the big difference.
I'm well aware of the number of passholders at DLR. Disney's problem in Anaheim isn't from a lack of passholder usage, but from over usage. Hence the recent, huge price increases. They don't need to create incentives to keep passholders coming.
I stand by what I said before - super annoying.
My point is, discussion is fine. People will disagree on things all the time. We don't live in China or North Korea where you're just not allowed to do anything like that. I get it, you think it's annoying and you're free to make that comment.
But just complaining and calling people names is just like anyone who complains about politics and doesn't vote or doesn't do anything about it. DO something other than complain about it. It's just like people who vent about people and whine that "so and so is such an idiot." It's a waste of energy and time.
Btw, the increase in ticket prices is enough to stop some people from renewing or downgrading. Yes, there is over-usage where locals don't buy anything at the parks. But hearing about these types of events might be enough to get people to pay the higher fees.