Not to mention, there aren't that many hard ticket events, and I'm still only going to go to one or two per year. I've been to both the Halloween and Christmas events at WDW and enjoyed the parades and music and the spectacle of it all.
Seriously, hard-ticket parties have been perfect for our touring tendencies and tremendous fun to boot. I suppose mileage may vary if you keep early hours or want to be in a park all day.
How do Hard Ticket Events effect the TEACOM report...while a one off night for Disney Villains is a drop in the bucket for DHS. 20 plus nights at USF with upwards of 500k especially with Diagon Alley opening is huge impact on that parks numbers.