Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I Get What In Return?

Well, as it's officially been announced, starting September 28, 2008, once Disney gets rid of Pleasure Island, if you have a Premium Annual Pass or if you have the Magic Your Way Water Park and More option, you can play a round of golf at Disney's Oak Tree Golf Course, a 9 hole walking course...whoo... first glance, it seems like a decent trade off. They both probably cost around the same price and they are both extra activities that can be done on property. Things that weren't automatically included in the price of admission.

However, when you look at it's a complete rip off at least for me and I'm sure many, many others. Why?

Because while golf is, of course, a popular sport, it is most definitely not as universal as dance clubs are. Golf is something that only a select percentage of people are involved in and I'm going to take a stab at it and say that most people who got the passes specifically for Pleasure Island are not usually the types who are interested in an outing of golf...on a walking course, no less.

At least the club option was something that appealed to a broader audience. And...let's not forget to mention, those who went to the clubs weren't usually wasting park days...if anything, they went to the clubs after the parks were closed. If you want to use the golf can bet it's going to eat into your actual days at the park.

To me, a better option would have been to give people a can choose the golf or something else, like maybe a boat ride for a half hour. Just something else that appeals to a broader range of people.

Of course, there is always the option that you could just get a prorated refund. I think if I had a Premium Annual Pass, that is exactly what I would do.

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