Disney Upselling WEB Merchandise to “Customize” Your Ride Experience

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Disney had a brand new cash grab. It isn’t enough that they got rid of the Annual Passes from Disneyland and will be likely giving less for more with their upcoming “rewards program.” Now they are pushing buying merchandise to enhance your experience riding the new WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure.

Got to make up all that lost revenue somehow.

Here’s what they said:

Now there is one SUPER thing we haven’t shared yet… While everyone will be able to sling webs on the attraction, for the first time ever on a Disney Parks attraction, you’ll be able to customize your experience aboard WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure with WEB Tech accessories. Yes, you read that correctly; when you gear up, you’ll be able to find your OWN powers and get a different experience aboard the attraction!

First, you power up with a WEB Power Band. This base band features an attraction mode that unlocks multi-fire webs aboard WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure to personalize the game play for a cool, new experience on the attraction.

 

“Then, you can (Spend more money) find your own powers and add on WEB Tech inspired by some favorite Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Ghost Spider, Iron Man and Rescue to your WEB Power Bands.”

I’m not even surprised anymore. They already charge far more than most every other park out there, now you have to pay more to have a “customized” experience on a ride.

 

WEB Tech can change your powers on the attraction to those inspired by fan-favorite Super Heroes– from Spider-Man and Ghost Spider with electro-dynamic webs, to Iron Man and Rescue with repulsor blasts.”

 

Spider-Man and Ghost Spider WEB Shooters give you “electro-dynamic webs on the attraction and at home, features lights, sounds, projections, and webs that eject and retract.”

Iron Man and Rescue-inspired Repulsor Cannons change your powers to repulsor blasts on the attraction and at home. They also light up and blast air while you practice your repulsor powers with training spheres.”

 

At least they made sure they items could be used outside the park as well.

I know it sounds like I’m being cynical, and many people will think it’s a great idea. From a business stand point it is. But from a consumer standpoint it’s just Disney trying to squeeze even more out of post-Pandemic customers.

It’s a very cool gimmick to have for sure, but I just wish Disney would give the Disneyland customers a break.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Disney Parks Blog


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