You know as a passholder I completely agree with you.. Black-out dates are necessary. I for one am not the type that will be at the parks during peak times. I love in Florida and I know I am not the one who knows better than to visit the parks during X-mas or New Years or even Easter and spring break.. What people need to realize is even with the price increase.. If you are an annual passholder and visit more than 2x a year it pays itself off.. Parking and Memory Maker included now.. Man that's awesome!