Al and Andee have both carried Disneyland Resort Annual Passports, but is the purchase price worth what you get? In the next year, Disney has made some changes in the midst of new attraction construction.
In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of being a Passport holder, for folks who live close to Disney and for those who live a bit further.
How much would you pay to visit Disney multiple times a year? Let us know in the comments or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
2 thoughts on “DD 03 Disneyland Annual Passport: Worth it or Not?”
Very interesting podcast about the passes. I have been a Premium pass holder for 21 years and now hold a Signature Pass (Blocked out for a couple of weeks at Christmas time) but I have my photo pass grandfathered in and also get parking with this pass. I’m too busy over the holidays to go so this works fine for us. We live in Carlsbad 69 miles door to door from the Parks. Lots of times we head up in the late afternoon, go on a couple of rides, have dinner, watch the fireworks or a Parade and then head home. We went 32 times last year. Doing the math it would have cost me $640 just for parking, so it’s a good value for us.
What we found this summer, is that Saturdays were not all that crowded because all the other pass holders except Signature and Signature Plus were blocked out, and the tourists didn’t know the ins and outs of fast passes, show times, and where to go to keep away from the crowds.
We ended up going almost every Saturday because it was LESS crowded! Loved it! We did take advantage of the take a friend passes several times when the grandkids came out to visit, and we got them park hopper passes for a very reasonable price. It didn’t cost Disney all that much because it was mostly Signature, Signature Plus and Deluxe pass members that could use it during the summer. Both the So Cal and So Cal Select couldn’t use it because they were blocked out most of the time.
Andee, your Mom (I’m an old friend of your family) told me about your blog, and I find it’s lots of fun loving Disney as I do. We have LOTS of Disney History books and videos, and have been able to do some pretty cool stuff at the Parks over the years. Keep up your love of all things Disney, it’s one of my favorite things in life! We have family in Portland, so maybe we will get to see you again sometime! I still have a Saint Bernard (obviously Nana is my favorite character.) Keep living the Magical Life!
That is so awesome! Yes, Disney is a part of life for both Al and myself…it’s really how we met and the initial bond of our friendship.
When we lived in Irvine, we bought the Signature Deluxe because we knew people would be visiting and we wanted to go whenever we wanted to go. Wednesdays were great because the girls had early release from school, so our playdates would be at Fantasyland or at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in DCA. I do miss those days sometimes! These days we go to WDW more often than DLR. For us, it’s a little more of an “escape”.