Consistent with past years, Walt Disney Company announced on Sunday that admission prices will be going up at both Disneyland and Disney World. Yearly increases are part of an effort to reduce crowd sizes at parks and help shorten wait times for rides.
We will continue to evolve our pricing in a way that gives them a range of options to meet their budget and helps better spread attendance throughout the year so they can make the most of every visit.” – Kim Prunty (spokeswoman for Disney)
Here is the breakdown of this price raise:
- Value ticket – From $97 (did not change)
- Regular ticket – From $117 ($7 increase)
- Peak ticket – From $135 ($11 increase)
Disney World (Florida)
- Value ticket – From $109 for adults, $103 for children ($2 increase)
- Regular ticket – From $119 for adults, $113 for children ($4 increase)
- Peak ticket – From $129 for adults, $123 for children ($5 increase)
What do you think about the price increases?
L.L. Bean has recently announced that it will no longer be offering its generous 100% satisfaction guarantee return policy.
Returns will now only be accepted for one year and with proof of purchase. It will, however, continue to replace products for manufacturing defects. The company will also now require a $50 minimum purchase for free shipping.
This is due to growing abuse and fraud of the policy.
The numbers are staggering,” CEO Steve Smith told The Associated Press. “It’s not sustainable from a business perspective. It’s not reasonable. And it’s not fair to our customers.”
Billboard has recently reported that Best Buy plans to stop selling CDs in their stores by July 1st. Target could be next in line to do so.
[Read more at Billboard.com]
Do you still purchase CDs? Comment below
What do you think? Smart or over the top?
Restaurants Coming To Syracuse, NY in 2018
List Courtesy of Syracuse.com
Location: Near Syracuse University (The Marshall apartment complex)
Location: 7932 Brewerton Road, Cicero
When: February 2018
Location: Walton Street, Armory Square
Location: 153 Ainsley Drive
Location: Amos Building at 208 W. Water St., Syracuse
Location: Hanover Square, 118 E. Genesee St.
Location: ground floor of Herald Commons, a building at 220 Herald Place in downtown
Location: 239 E. Water Street
Location: Amos Building in downtown Syracuse, 208 West Water St.
⇒ The cost of the “standard” plan will increase from $9.99/month to $10.99/month
⇒ The cost of the “premium” plan will increase from $11.99/month to $13.99/month
⇒ The cost of the “basic” plan will stay the same at $7.99/month
As of yesterday, new members signing up for plans will pay the above revised prices. Current Netflix subscribers will be notified about the price hikes later in October.
The price increases are due to the increased costs of Netflix’s original programming shows.
Kohl’s announced today that it will begin accepting Amazon.com returns at 82 stores across Los Angeles and Chicago. For no cost, Kohl’s will conveniently pack and ship eligible items back to an Amazon fulfillment center for you. It is not yet known when this service will expand to other markets.
For more information from Kohl’s, head over here.
DineEquity, the parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP, has recently announced plans to close up to 160 restaurant locations before the end of 2017. This is due to poor second quarter sales in 2017, along with the continued decrease in popularity of casual-dining restaurants.
USA Today notes that Applebee’s will close 105 to 136 restaurants, while IHOP is expected to close up to 25 locations.
The exact locations that will be closing and closing dates have not yet been released. According to NBC, franchisee profitability, operational results and brand quality standards will be taken into consideration.