248.0 #1381 (DL Qual #5523

Sep 5, 2012 6:18 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I really want to get an AP but I live in the Bay Area. Anyone in a similar situation have advice or thoughts? TIA😊

If you are in the park more than 6 days for the year, it's worth it. - Mouse4life  1679.6 #100 6:19PM
One of the greatest investments of my life. - Slotherini  1079.8 #169 6:19PM
I'm from Las Vegas and have an AP. Usually make two planned trips a year with each one being about three days each. There are usually one or two other trips when I decide to drive down for an Angels game. It's worth having an AP anyways because if you go more than twice a year with a total of six days it pays for itself. Also, with an AP you get discounts at most food places and in the stores not to mention the hotels. - KermitFan13  653.7 #306 6:36PM
Its worth it if you can go at least 3 times a yr, including your renewal trip. We did this and it works out to be cheaper. Only one of you need to be premium holder for parking and discounts, but you need to check your dates for block outs if you do delux :) - mrscttlemstr  315.9 #821 6:40PM
We live in R P. love the AP. makes it so much easier to jump in the car and drive down for a weekend if you don't have to buy park hoppers. Plus the discounts you get, well let say we spen alot of money when we go, the AP has already saved us more than it cost to buy it. - MrsBANGARANG707  312.9 #832 7:40PM
South Bay. Yes, worth it! And now with the monthly payment plan option...awesome! DO it! - misschurro  6362.2 #17 8:01PM
Doooo it!!! πŸ˜‰ - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 8:02PM
How many times do you plan to go? I live in Sac area and we get one because we go at least once a year so we plan the 2 trips to be in the same time frame and of you buy 2 3 day park hoppers it's cheaper for the pass so it just makes sense. - brodysmommy  430.9 #508 6:20PM
Do it. We think it was definitely worth it. We made 5 weekend trips over the past year and will probably do it again this year. - ima-pirate  379.8 #591 6:28PM
And once you have it, you actually make time to go! Work hard, play hard! :) - mrscttlemstr  315.9 #821 6:42PM
Exactly, we have made quick decisions to head down to DL just because we can. It's a great feeling. - ima-pirate  379.8 #591 7:37PM
We live in Pleasanton and have had AP's for the last 6 or 7 years. Best vacation investment for my family. - Linzee  1188.6 #146 6:30PM
We are in the north bay, and we did annual passes once and it was worth it the year we had them! - lynniesue42  232.4 #1576 6:33PM
We are in the East Bay and have used it alot! Do it!!! - MarryPoppinss  21.9 #7012 6:35PM
Thank you! We do tend to take two trips a year so it seems worth it. - GraceyFace  248.0 #1381 6:37PM
I live in the bay too and it's been worth it so far. We go pretty often though (once a month or maybe 2 or 3 months). Sometimes we drive, sometimes we fly. We have the premium pass so we get free parking which is $15 a day, plus discount on merchandise and food. We pack snacks, but not enough for our entire trips so the discounts come in handy. So if you take into account the discounts and you plan on going more than 2 times a year, it's a pretty good investment. Plus, you have the option to pay monthly for your AP, which luckily i can afford :D - ZeeAlice  621.7 #328 6:42PM
That is almost exactly how we plan our trips! - MrsMears  217.1 #1773 6:53PM
Definitely a tougher decision after the price increase, but as the others have said, just a couple trips a year makes it worthwhile. If you stay at one of the DLR hotels, it saves you 10% per night. Then there's the 10-20% discount on food and merchandise. So the savings really do add up. The monthly payment plan is a definite plus, too. - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 6:54PM
My husband and I are in Sacramento and invested in Premium AP's and it's been one of the best decisions we've ever made :) - MrsMears  217.1 #1773 6:55PM
Santa got us our first AP's for Christmas 2011. We go for 3-4 days/trip. So far we've been after New Years, spring time, a long summer trip(5 days), and we have two maybe three more trips to come before they're expired. We have Delux passes, do the name your own price thing, and bring snacks and have a meal in our room everyday of the trip, usually breakfast. Sometimes we'll eat an early dinner in the room if we go back for breaks or a swim - GoofyMom77  904.1 #203 6:59PM
I dont even live in the USA and I have an AP just because it is worth it if you are in the park for a week out of the year. Add in discounts on any food and merchandise and its even more so. Buy one. You wont regret it. - justme2012  142.5 #2843 7:29PM
Sacramento area here also and it's the best thing we hav ever done. Need to go just get a room and go.. - dadcanevari  38.0 #5326 7:32PM
Same here. We are from Sac. We purchased our APs this year and have already gone 16 times since last Jan. I love it. - PrincessLeia  312.6 #836 7:37PM
I live in Santa Cruz and my bf and I have APs!!! We love them!! There are many nor cal MWers that have APs!! I say get it you will be surprised how much you will use it!!!😊 - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 7:36PM
I live in the Monterey Area we have annual passes and have gone 3x's so far this year and will probably be going some more it is a better deal to get passes cause when u go 1x u have to pay $250 just for a 4 day pass. They say if you go 3-4 times in one year it more than pays for itself!! 😊 - missdisney925  114.5 #3343 7:49PM

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