They did the same for the 2019 FairyTales Event. $15 to "Bring a Friend" to Pre-registration day, $30 for a Trading Table spot, $30? for extra Board Tabs. All awarded by RSP.Also notice they're upcharging for everything from seating in the trading area at the event to extra board trades to extra attendees for the open trading on registration day.
I mean...it's still a WDW vacation?I was so sure I was going to go... made hotel reservations, but the higher cost without the equivalent value of previous years events has me thinking this is not worth it. I like to think I put my money where my mouth is... I don't know... will see how I feel on June 7.
This is the first year that pins are sold initially outside of the event.I haven't really looked into this event much - just did a quick scan of the pin releases from DPB's IG post - but I saw many BH6 pins that made me go OH NO. x'D
After looking at bigger images of the catalog, my thoughts:
- Connected As One - Incredibles
There's a new solo Violet pin! She's part of a set, and I don't know if the 750 edition size will be easy or difficult to trade for, but yay! A new pin of just her that isn't a repeat pose!
- Family Dinner - Baymax & Mochi:
This is really cute! T-T Relieved at the higher edition size, but will that actually make this easier to acquire? Baymax is so popular.
- Family Memories - BH6
Aww! Another Tadashi pin!
- Friends & Family in Park Languages Mystery Box
The perfect box for me would contain the Mulan, BH6, and Aladdin. :3 The Aladdin is particularly appealing, as that seems a new design/pose?
(Oh, this will be on ShopDisney too? Why do I feel like I still wouldn't be able to get a box? x'D Not really a need but wouldn't say no to a trade if given the opportunity!)
- Family Personality Box Set
Stop, you're killing me with all the BH6 pins! Dx Baymax and Judy are adorable! :3
...*chokes* $195 and LE 300???! Only in my dreams then, lmao. Sad, since I really, really like these.
- Wish You Were Here! - London
Not crazy about the pin itself, but the postcard is beautiful! ^^
Say Cheese! - Incredibles
Violet! But repeat pose (I think? Either way, it could have a been a lot more fun and inspired) and mostly Jack-Jack, so pass.
Pin prices seem really high, which is especially disheartening because I see a lot of pins I'd really like to have.
Also, I hadn't noticed the pins being separated by release location until I read a few previous posts, but yeah, that's not usual for events, right? It doesn't really seem like it's a special event at WDW if releases are just gonna be divided between DLR & ShopDisney too (especially the latter!).
Oh No! We are both in the same boat, almost. Been to EVERY Annual Epcot Event since 2003 (Journey through Time) and was an Annual Passholder from 2001 until 2020.I am not sure about attending, either. I have been going to the Epcot pin event for at least the last 15 years. But this year there is a much higher price tag for the event, and I am no longer a passholder. For some reason, ticket prices for that weekend are close to $135 a day. if you throw in a ticket to the Halloween party, I could be spending $800-$900 for a 3-4 day trip. And that doesn’t include airfare, which has been horrible. I used to love attending the event and going to WDW, but not so much fun lately
Exactly my calculation. So disappointing...I am not sure about attending, either. I have been going to the Epcot pin event for at least the last 15 years. But this year there is a much higher price tag for the event, and I am no longer a passholder. For some reason, ticket prices for that weekend are close to $135 a day. if you throw in a ticket to the Halloween party, I could be spending $800-$900 for a 3-4 day trip. And that doesn’t include airfare, which has been horrible. I used to love attending the event and going to WDW, but not so much fun lately
This is Disney's way to make the MOST $$$$$ by forcing anyone who is not coming alone to pay for the higher priced "Ohana" Package!!!!I saw a snarky FB comment about this: "One Family" but each of you has to buy your own ticket and hope for the best.
Enough people are NOT interested in attending that ticket demand might be low and this won't be a problem. But if not, look forward to the barrage of "I got a ticket but my SO/kid/mother/etc couldn't so now what? We wanted to go as a FAMILY."