The popular Anaheim theme park is shutting down a significant chunk of real estate for their largest expansion ever. This coming as Disney just raised the price of annual passes more than 31 percent.
“At the end of the day, you won’t see any attendance drop,” said Dennis Speigel, a theme park consultant and president of International Theme Park Services in Cincinnati. “The tourists will come, hell or high water.” h/t ktla
Starting in January, 10 attractions and eateries will close — some temporarily, some permanently — only a few months after the resort hiked the price of annual passes.
This spring, Disneyland’s biggest rival, Universal Studios Hollywood, plans to unveil a widely anticipated Harry Potter attraction. For any other operation, charging customers more and giving them less would be a perilous business strategy, especially if the competition is upping its game. Not so at Disneyland.