Let's face it, Disneyland has crowd control problems. Disney wants to do it's best to keep it's customers happy, but wants to do whatever it can to improve the bottom line. Annual passes are a problem because Disneyland no longer has the dead season it once did, and reaches capacity more often. Even with blackout dates, the parks still have crowd issues, partly because block out dates make non black out days busier than those days would be otherwise.
My solution would be to eliminate the season passes, and replace them with bundled day passports per person valid for 1 year. The more expensive the bundle, the more days you can visit, and the less per day. The lowest bundle would include 20 days valid for 1 year, the middle bundle 35 days, and the most expensive bundle with 50 days. An evening visit would only count as half a day.
The biggest benefit would be the elimination of blackout days. You would no longer have the ability to come on any non-black out day you want, but blackout days are no longer a problem. Without blackout days, the parks would no longer become busier on non black-out days, and people could go based on what days work best, not when Disney says you can. The downside would be can no longer come on any non-blackout day you want, but it still provides a substantial savings compared to even multi-day passes, and have and don't expire 2 weeks after your first visit. If the prices were the same as the pass rates as today, 10/07/2015, the least expensive bundle would be only be 30 dollars per day.
What or your thoughts on this idea, and what are your ideas about how Disney could change it's pass-system in a way that would benefit Disney as well as its visitors? I know my idea isn't perfect, but neither is keeping the status quo.
This discussion has been archived and is no longer accepting responses.