Disney World represents to those of us with kids something of a dream wrapped in a curse, swaddled in a blessing and surrounded by pitfalls that require lots of cash.
You make the decision to visit. You make hotel reservations, book the airline tickets, but you still need to be ready as much as 90 days ahead of time to grab the FastPass attractions you want or risk losing out on the most popular rides.
Alternatively, you could choose to wait as much as two hours to ride what’s widely considered the most popular ride right now, the Seven Dwarves Mine Train. And, a mere 180 days ahead of time for the most popular restaurants. I’ve been ready 90 days ahead of time for the most popular rides and still not had my preferred times available. Similarly, I’ve had to check daily for restaurant reservations for a few months to get into some high demand locations.
Disney World has introduced a new way to solve this problem, but it comes at a price. It’s probably still approachable for most folks, but you’ll definitely need to budget accordingly and buy your tickets early.
Effective immediately, Disney World is selling a special package that gives you access to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, arguably the most popular ride at Disney World right now, without having to wait in line. Additionally, you get access to Peter Pan’s Flight, another ride famous for long lines. You also get to ride Winnie the Pooh and they’ll throw in a nice breakfast. It’ll set you back $69 a person. And, that’s on top of whatever you spend to get in the park. You can find the full details on Disney’s website.
Some will lament this as Disney selling out a bit more, finding any way they can to milk a few more dollars out of eager fans. But, we see that everywhere in life. Given that the line for Seven Dwarfs routinely gets to 2 hours, and the fact that it’s likely the most sought-after FastPass right now, I don’t actually think this is a bad deal.
Don’t get me wrong, $69 is still a pretty penny to pay for access to 3 rides and some eggs. Personally, I think I’ve evolved to a place where I’m more likely to spend a week at Disney and stretch everything out as opposed to the 3-day sprints we’ve done in the past. My body is catching up with me and I can’t drive a stroller like a maniac quite like I used to.
But, options are a good thing. And, since this occurs prior to the park opening, it doesn’t really hurt the normal park-goer. If you don’t want to pay $69 for eggs and Seven Dwarfs, you can still ride it (and buy your own eggs for cheaper). But, it’ll take some work.
The announcement notes they don’t plan on selling many tickets for this, so you’ll have to jump on it just like you would a FastPass, though with a bit less certainty as to when they go on sale.
Would you pay $69 for eggs and Dwarfs?
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