News Round Up 2019

Farro

What the heck am I always smiling about?
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What's the big deal? Why the complaints?

If the cast member doesn't want the Disney +, they don't have to select it as an option. Option.
They aren't taking away the main entrance pass.

As to give it for free? Why? I work for hospital. I don't get a discount on services. :)
 

siren0119

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They didn't have the option for free disney+ before. They now have the option of free disney+. I'm sure there are plenty that don't take advantage of the main entrance pass benefit. For those people this is a nice perk. For those that it doesn't make sense, oh well. They don't have to offer either of them, and they can remove either benefit at any time.
What smells of smoke and mirrors is the way they positioned the announcement - as though the Main entrance pass and the Disney + bundle are equal benefits that the employees can choose between. They aren't even close to equivalent. And since Disney isn't limited to how many subscribers they have on Disney+ (and actually benefit from having more subscribers, it just improves their numbers in terms of viewership) there is no business reason to make it an either/or situation. It could have been offered as an additional perk to all employees along with existing perks.
 
  • siren0119

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    What's the big deal?

    If the cast member doesn't want the Disney +, they don't have to select it as an option. Option.
    They aren't taking away the main entrance pass.

    As to give it for free? Why? I work for hospital. I don't get a discount on services. :)
    I worked in a hospital for several years and 100% got a benefit if I used services at that hospital vs going to another health system. It was part of our health insurance, but any admissions to our home hospital were fully covered vs going elsewhere. YMMV.
     

    Farro

    What the heck am I always smiling about?
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    I worked in a hospital for several years and 100% got a benefit if I used services at that hospital vs going to another health system. It was part of our health insurance, but any admissions to our home hospital were fully covered vs going elsewhere. YMMV.
    It's still health insurance you had to pay, plus it had limitations. You could only use that hospital or those providers. Not helpful to people who don't live near the hospital they work at. Also, your actual services weren't discounted, it's just the insurance plan you chose was cheaper than those provider/hospitals that were not your home hospital. Maybe your co-pay was lower or deductible lower. Or a bigger percentage covered. But your MRI and the person that doesn't work for the hospital MRI cost the same.

    And the cast members are still getting benefits. :confused:

    Sorry, don't see the big issue with Disney giving people a choice. If they happen to decide on Disney +, they still get their own self-admission and 4 free tickets a year. I can tell you my immediate family/friends wouldn't want to come to Disney! :rotfl:
     
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    only hope

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    I miss that ride! It was my favorite. I wonder how much of the stuff at old attractions at Disneyland and the MK are actually original parts/costumes/set pieces etc? Are we all really looking at stuff 60+/nearly 50 years old or has it nearly all been replaced at some point? The one thing I know for certain that hasn’t been replaced at either location is the large piece of glass in the ball room at HM.
     

    sachilles

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    I get that they are not equivalent "value", I don't think that is in question.

    The point is, they've been given an additional choice. Many employees, particularly those that would want to be members of this board, would nearly trade their first born for the main entrance pass. I totally get that. However, I'm sure there are many of the 80,000k plus employees that have no desire to go to the park in their free time to escort friends and family, nor care to offer this benefit to their family. Bottom line, if they didn't use it anyway, then Disney+ is a nice little bonus perk to get instead.

    It's sort of like taking someone out to dinner. You tell them to get anything they like including the lobster and/or filet mignon. Much to your disappointment, they get a salad. Who gets a salad!?!?! Hey, they wanted a salad that day.

    This benefit is a yearly option. You know you have nobody to give your benefit to this year, might as well take consolation prize.
     
  • Brianstl

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    What's the big deal? Why the complaints?

    If the cast member doesn't want the Disney +, they don't have to select it as an option. Option.
    They aren't taking away the main entrance pass.

    As to give it for free? Why? I work for hospital. I don't get a discount on services. :)
    Hospital services have a cost to the hospital. The hospital has to pay for staff, supplies and equipment your service incurs that they wouldn't otherwise have to pay. It cost Disney absolutely nothing to generate a login and password on Disney+ for CMs.
     

    J-BOY

    Thanks, Phoenicians!
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    It's still health insurance you had to pay, plus it had limitations. You could only use that hospital or those providers. Not helpful to people who don't live near the hospital they work at. Also, your actual services weren't discounted, it's just the insurance plan you chose was cheaper than those provider/hospitals that were not your home hospital. Maybe your co-pay was lower or deductible lower. Or a bigger percentage covered. But your MRI and the person that doesn't work for the hospital MRI cost the same.

    And the cast members are still getting benefits. :confused:

    Sorry, don't see the big issue with Disney giving people a choice. If they happen to decide on Disney +, they still get their own self-admission and 4 free tickets a year. I can tell you my immediate family/friends wouldn't want to come to Disney! :rotfl:
    Not a big issue, it's just odd that they bundled the two together as if they're equal in value when they're really not even close. I and others mentioned it above - I'm sure there are people that will definitely prefer to have Disney+, but from a monetary standpoint, it's at least $1000+ vs. $200 value. It doesn't really add up.
     

    Farro

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    Hospital services have a cost to the hospital. The hospital has to pay for staff, supplies and equipment your service incurs that they wouldn't otherwise have to pay. It cost Disney absolutely nothing to generate a login and password on Disney+ for CMs.
    Sorry, I'll have to pass on the outrage on this one.

    Just to add- is this also for cast members who work in the Disney Stores around the country? Because then I think this is even better! Surely there are cast members who don't go to Disney every year, so maybe Disney + would be something they'd like.
     
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  • curse reversed

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    United Airlines debuted a new Star Wars plane yesterday. It's AMAZING. Here's a video from the ceremony they had in Houston before the first revenue flight, which was to Orlando, of course. Not sure if you have to be logged into Facebook to see it or not.
    And here's how to track it to find out if it's coming to an airport near you (subject to change; in fact it's already had multiple reroutes today alone)
     

    kittlesona

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    Just to add- is this also for cast members who work in the Disney Stores around the country? Because then I think this is even better! Surely there are cast members who don't go to Disney every year, so maybe Disney + would be something they'd like.
    My first assumption was it applied to the cast members in Disney Stores and my thought this was a phenomenal alternative benefit for them.
     

    ksromack

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    I couldn't love this more.
    United Airlines debuted a new Star Wars plane yesterday. It's AMAZING. Here's a video from the ceremony they had in Houston before the first revenue flight, which was to Orlando, of course. Not sure if you have to be logged into Facebook to see it or not.
    And here's how to track it to find out if it's coming to an airport near you (subject to change; in fact it's already had multiple reroutes today alone)
    Wow, all those people recording the Stormtroopers on their phones.....they should come to Batuu to see them in their element!
     

    Steph15251

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    I mean.....I see how that might be more beneficial for CM's who don't work or live near the parks or plan a vacation, but it's hardly a dollar value equivalent.
    my twin works at disney ,she has the sliver pass and since I like to go to disney with her when ever we can .No way is she go to trade her sliver pass for disney plus.In plus I was going to pay for disney plus anyways.
     



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