I feel the price increase of the park ticket for those who only go every few years. May affect planning in other ways.
Will you go for a shorter trip?
Will you omit a TS reservation to compensate for the ticket increase?
Stay off site vs on property or value or moderate vs deluxe?
Not doing the extra dessert parties or dining packages?
Disney might be trying to make more money or thin out the crowds with their price increases and tiered pricing, but i think if people have a WDW budget to stick to — an increase in park tickets will decrease spending in other areas — less spending on shopping or food.
So is Disney really making out better? I think it will just make us adjust our plans to fit our budget.