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Oct 4, 2015 1:22AM 
Annual Passholder Price Increase OFFICIAL POST: To avoid duplicate posts, please post ALL news, questions, and discussion about the Oct 4 changes to the Annual Pass program on this post. Thank you!The Disneyland Resort now offers the following passes:Disney Southern California Select $329 (most likely tons of blockout dates)Disney Deluxe: $  More...

As someone who doesn't live in SoCal and uses my AP only a couple or a few times a year, the increase really doesn't bother me at all. I have a Premium AP. The current cost of that pass was $779. New Signature Pass is $849 and it includes free PhotoPass access. This is actually a better deal than what I currently have for me. (I did just renew my Premium for $719, so I won't be getting the new pass, anyway.). Not everyone lives locally and can be at the parks 200 days each year. I have never gone during the Christmas break because, frankly, the crowds have scared me off. That is why we do thanksgiving when we want the holiday vibe. Don't the holidays begin around November 11th each year?  So that is about two months' worth of holidays for those who wish to enjoy that time.  If I were to renew my pass next year, I would simply get the Signature pass. I don't need the highest level just for two weeks at Christmas. I understand those who aren't happy. But, I do think it doesn't have to be as horrible as everyone is making it out to be. Disney is a business. They are in the business of making money, right along with letting you make memories. The new normal for some may have to be to see Disneyland as the treat that it is for much of the country or world who does not have it in their backyard. Hopefully, our lives are full of so many things. Disney is one part of it. It shouldn't be everything. Not trying to tick anyone off here. I do think their timing stinks with this. But, just wanted to show  that there is another perspective and way of looking at this. ๐Ÿ˜Š - MeridaFan  3623.6 #37 10:51AM
Yes this makes sense but for people who live in So Cal I fell the photo pass should be an option because I really never use it.  - AlyssaDisneyland  17.8 #0 10:54AM
AP prices have gone up every year. SoCal people have had the choice of two APs that no one in the rest of the world have been able to purchase. It is not a necessity for people to buy the most expensive pass for themselves.  So you do have other options that others do not. They also have given special discounted tickets to SoCal people throughout the year. I think those are great options for those who live down there and cannot afford the more expensive passes. Again? This is another viewpoint. And I realize there is only one SoCal pass available now. And I have no idea if they will continue with the other one indefinitely. Just trying to point out that there are actually some positives for some people here. Tourists bring in a lot of money to Disney. Lots of us enjoy using the Photo Pass system.  - MeridaFan  3623.6 #37 11:03AM
MeridaFan - pikarich  4695.3 #24 11:07AM
Correction I go 201 times - pikarich  4695.3 #24 11:09AM
I could not agree more, MeridaFan.  Also, it doesn't have to be all or nothing!  I understand the AP price is high, but that doesn't mean people have to swear off Disney forever.  Some people would kill to go just once a year. - Thumper13  489.0 #409 11:11AM
MeridaFan...I agree with you. We live in Oregon and, although we're not happy about the increase, we see why it was needed. I would have liked to know ahead of time, though. We still think you get your money's worth of quality, family entertainment. And if some of this increase goes to pay cast members and adds more jobs for new cast members and Star Wars Land for everyone I'm all for it. That said...we don't have young kids at home anymore and don't have to pay for them, along with all the extras while in the park. I can definitely see and agree with both sides. You have to make the best decision for your own family.  - GrandCircleTour  343.5 #658 11:26AM
We have 2 AP holders who renewed and upgraded to Deluxe in June, so they will probably need to rethink their budgets for the next time. We are having issues with budget and rooms right now... Does anyone know why there can't be a 6th person in a hotel room at the resort for a standard or premium room like Woods/Courtyard at the Grand Californian? We are wanting to be a group of 6 adults and a second room for just one additional person just seems excessive! (I think room occupancy max is 5 people?.) Mom has her heart set on the Grand, but we'd only be staying the one night with Disneyland potentially open until 12am, so only about 6-8 hours of sleep. We'll get a great AP discount, but trying to convince everyone to pay isn't easily justified for everyone! Any ideas would be appreciated. TIA! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ป - Catski23  13.3 #8692 11:46AM
City of Anaheim and they are passing it right to us So Cal residence. SMH. - davidmariarivas  3.8 #24770 7:16PM
I agree with you 100%.  Great points! - AZDisney  610.4 #314 7:25PM
davidmariarivas , I hear your frustration but please don't take it out on one of the nicest MouseWaiters here. It's not a conspiracy, she doesn't work for Disney, she's just trying to be fair. I'm sorry you're so unhappy. I hope it gets better.  - secretagentangel  2357.0 #59 7:48PM
@davidmariarivas definitely not cool to be so unkind to one of my closest friends. You need to check yourself. She's entitled to her opinion . Everyone is.., but no need to throw out unfounded accusations  - eviljules  1361.4 #114 8:11PM
I just genuinely wish they had a kids AP, it just doesn't seem right that my 3 yo will be paying the same ticket price and can't go on anything other than Fantasyland rides.  - bellapistola  157.9 #2544 1:30AM
That makes a lot of sense to me.  - MeridaFan  3623.6 #37 2:23AM
agree! - MsTikiMermadam  541.3 #364 2:47AM
I was just thinking that about kids. - minniemonika  174.0 #0 8:17AM
I was just thinking this. With a baby on the way it just seems funny that I will have to buy an annual pass for them at 3. Really what is the difference between 2-3. They are still restricted to the same attractions.  - DisneyBrideยฐOยฐ  439.0 #467 10:06AM
Excellent point!  My boys were about 6-7 years old when they started going on enough rides to make the price worth it. - DisneyPiratePrincess  211.0 #1815 10:34AM
Me too! They should have a kids 3 to 9 AP!  - DCMAGurl  215.3 #1751 11:40AM
Totally agree!! - 1Princess3Princes  558.7 #345 12:23PM
Yes, that's what kills us, paying for 4 is tough. Not like my single days. - brigeet  449.3 #460 3:27PM
Yay!!! I'm so happy to see this. Now maybe we can have some days that aren't so crowded so it's actually enjoyable to go. I've been saying they need to raise the prices for a while now, but they still need to get rid of payments. You can say what you want, but the crowds are crazy these days and that's because people with passes pack the parks, even on days that were normally slow. There's no offseason times anymore, which use to be so nice. You guys can complain all you want, but Disneyland is a business. I know most of you think you can run a business, but most cannot, especially after seeing some of the comments. Run a business, then complain about price gauging or that Disney is greedy or whatever. Instead of complaining, use that energy to make yourself a little more successful. Having a passport is a privilege and a special thing if you can afford it. I'm sorry, but if you can't afford something, work harder or do without. Let's see all the complainers jump all over me for saying that not everyone should have a pass. Instead of yelling at me for stating the obvious, get a better job or sacrifice other things.  - cmc  58.3 #4340 8:30PM
 cmc I agree with you passes and tickets are just going to get more and more pricer and that is that. - AlyssaDisneyland  17.8 #0 8:37PM
Think about us Canadians guys, our dollar has been dropping like the elevator on tower of terror and you will feel better about the prices ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ - bearlove  135.5 #2896 9:57PM

 248.3 #1332 (DL Qual #2295

Sep 14, 2015 8:59PM  CHUB33 Land
is everyone gone

 248.3 #1332 (DL Qual #2295

Sep 14, 2015 8:57PM  CHUB33 Land
is everyone gone

 248.3 #1332 (DL Qual #2295

Aug 14, 2015 4:50PM  CHUB33 Land
How's it going?

Getting closer to Disneyland half marathon are you guys ready? I think I am  - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 8:11AM

 248.3 #1332 (DL Qual #2295

Jul 19, 2015 2:27PM  CHUB33 Land
How is everyone? 48more days before disneyland half marathon are you guys ready ?

46 days left!!!! I would like to loose 15 pounds before run  - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 9:48AM
I still haven't started running again ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜‚ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 2:51PM
Come on time to put the running shoes on and go  - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 6:27PM
Woohoo!  Was dreading my first run but it wasn't as bad as I expected!  Thank you for the encouragement!  Let's do this! ๐Ÿƒโœจโœจ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 11:19AM
Great job  - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 3:53PM
I'm excited!  Ran 8 miles lasts night. I'm training (slowly) for my first marathon!   - MXPrincess399  745.2 #244 12:38PM
Keep up the good work !! - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 11:16PM
When is your marathon? - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 11:17PM
Awesome!  Will it be the WDW one, or something more local?   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 11:28AM
I am going to run the Los Angeles Marathon. It's on Valentine's Day 2016. I've never been to WDW!   - MXPrincess399  745.2 #244 9:54PM
I've never been either!  Hopefully someday!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 7:00PM

 248.3 #1332 (DL Qual #2295

Aug 2, 2015 2:38PM  CHUB33 Land
Hello how is everyone doing?

Doing well, how are you?  How is your training going?  I've had a few pretty good runs recently ๐Ÿ˜ƒ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 8:51AM
Doing good thanks! Last week didn't do much because of rocky fire is about 20 miles away and the air has been bad. Today is much better so I'll start back up today.  - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 7:57AM
Oh dear, I know how that is. Stay safe!  I had to do my last two long runs (and all my little short runs for two weeks) before my first half on a treadmill because of bad smoke.  Glad it's better for you!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 5:46PM

 680.3 #277 (DL Qual #331

Jul 4, 2015 2:32PM  CHUB33 Land
Anyone there (here?)?????

Yes! ๐Ÿ˜‚  Hi, MDM!  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 7:16AM
Hello - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 1:27PM
Hi @Spoonful_O_Sugar and @disneyland4me!  This is a lonely place these days.  Maybe we should post in the Hub that it exists since apparently everyone has forgotten  - msdizmaui  680.3 #277 4:33PM
I know!  How is everything going @msdizmaui - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 12:53PM
I'm good.  Actually liking my job (although there's lots of stuff going, most of which isn't fun). I've been doing roller coaster dieting. Lost 10 in January, gained it back in February. Same with March and April. I've been good since May and have lost 13 lbs. Still have 8 or 9 to go. I'm in Atkins right now but going to try to transition to South Beach. How about you? Didn't you have some stuff going on? - msdizmaui  680.3 #277 1:11PM
That's great you've lost a bit and glad your job is going well! ย I remember you did well on South Beach, didn't you? I've had a bumpy few years. ย I lose when I'm stressed and gain when I relax. ย I'm stressed right now, so I'm down a bit, but it's not really a "good" weight loss (like where I feel good)--I haven't worked out in a long time other than walking the dog, and I've been struggling with panic attacks and stuff. ย  It'll get better, lol. ย  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 2:07PM
Oh Spoonful_O_Sugar, my mom passed away yesterday.  I'm beyond sad, but also thankful that I had her and that I was there when she passed. (And I stayed on my diet the whole time I've been in San Diego - don't need two things to be depressed about).  - msdizmaui  680.3 #277 5:50PM
msdizmaui I am so sorry.  Big, huge hugs being sent to you.  Much love ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒบ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 9:33PM

 248.3 #1332 (DL Qual #2295

Jul 8, 2015 1:28PM  CHUB33 Land
How is everyone?

Hi!  How are you?  Enjoying your summer?  ๐ŸŒบ  we need to get things going in here again--I miss Chub33!  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 8:06AM
I'm doing good thank you! Trying to get my body back into shape! How are you? How is your training going for disneyland half? How is your new home? My summer is going well. Yes we need everyone too come back on chub33  - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 8:36AM
@disneyland4me Thank you so much for the sticker!  So sweet of you!  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 5:27PM

Hey I'm finally on this list ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4406.0 #27 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚list of what I don't know๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1396.7 #112 12:34PM
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i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  541.3 #364 5:56AM
First time on the list!!!!! - Voycekids  31.4 #5563 10:37AM
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 248.3 #1332 (DL Qual #2295

Jun 15, 2015 4:17PM  CHUB33 Land
How is everyone?

Pretty good--moving this weekend, so life is a bit crazy.  Been walking a few miles each day with my dog though, so that's helped me feel more calm about the chaos.  How are you?  Is training going well?  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 4:22PM
I'm doing okay thanks! Training is good I've been riding my bike and walking for now.  Your Moving again good luck hope everything goes well. - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 2:47PM
Thank you! ย Time has gone so quickly. I'm really excited for summer bbqs and things ๐Ÿ‘ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 7:41AM
That's great! Enjoy your new home  - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 9:56AM

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 248.3 #1332 (DL Qual #2295

May 28, 2015 2:32PM  CHUB33 Land
Hello everyone hope all is well. So may is almost over less than 100 days left before disneyland half marathon so when are you going to start training?

- disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 2:32PM
I think I'm starting next week with my pup ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿถ  We both need to lose a few!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 3:55PM
Hi!  I pretty much never stop training because I do half marathons several times a year.  - MXPrincess399  745.2 #244 10:26PM

 3.5 #27407 (DL Qual #0

May 20, 2015 2:12PM  CHUB33 Land
Happy Wednesday everyone. I used to post here alot and loved the support. I have been gone for over a year but getting back into fitness and excited to loose some weight. 

Hello and welcome back  - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 10:49PM
Hi!  Glad to see someone post in this "land".  I really miss the old days when this was as active as the Hub!  It really did motivate me to "talk" to other (Disney) dieters!  Hope more come back! - msdizmaui  680.3 #277 11:41PM
Me too! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 8:26AM
Hello!  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 8:26AM

 248.3 #1332 (DL Qual #2295

May 11, 2015 6:14PM  CHUB33 Land
Hello how is everyone

Doing well, thanks!  How were the races?   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 5:06PM
So much fun thanks for asking! I can't wait until disneyland half marathon. Your running that one right?  - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 6:50PM
Yes, we are signed up for the 10k :)  Thank you so much for the stickers!  I love them!  My collection showed that you sent several of the same ones, so I figured it was a glitch and made sure to send the extras back.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 1:25PM
Thank you so much for the sticker - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 7:36PM
You're welcome!  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 9:06PM

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 248.3 #1332 (DL Qual #2295

Mar 11, 2015 5:23AM  CHUB33 Land
Hello! How is everyone doing?

What happened to everyone?  - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 10:10AM
I don't know!  I took a social media break for 2 months but now I'm back :) Hope all is well!  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 6:18AM
Doing well thanks. Are you running tinker bell half marathon?  - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 7:48PM
Unfortunately, no, I'm not going to be able to take work off that week.  Boo.  We might be moving again in the next few months, so also trying to save a little right now.  Haha, but I'm signed up for the September 10K and will probably try to buy a bib for the half.  You are running Tink, right?  It's such a fun race weekend!  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 2:17PM
Yes I'm running I can't wait then again for disneyland half marathon! I hope everything goes well with your move.  - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 4:44PM

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 680.3 #277 (DL Qual #331

Apr 19, 2015 11:10PM  CHUB33 Land
So.....I lost 10# in January; gained 12# in February; lost 10# in March and (guess what's coming) gained it back in April.  Just made reservations for DL Hotel in August...GAME ON! (meaning...the diet is now real...). 

I really hope that someone sees this..... - msdizmaui  680.3 #277 11:11PM
Haha, hi MDM!  I pop in still to see if anyone else is around.  How are you?  DLH in August sounds fantastic--you'll get the weight off, I have no doubt!  it's been 7 or 8 years since we stayed at that hotel.  We didn't like that they took the balconies out, but are kinda thinking its time to try again since the Grand is just so expensive now.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 2:14PM

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 680.3 #277 (DL Qual #331

Feb 13, 2015 12:32AM  CHUB33 Land
I need a cyber-hug!  Just when things were going good at work, mean girl returned from being off for 10 days and instantly pointed out that I made a major mistake on a file!  She then pointed out other errors (I had no idea).  My bosses are super supportive and love me, but i ended up crying off and on all day (I'm too old to let things like this get to me!).  And of course foo  More...

((Hugs)) ย oh man, I know how that feels! ย Sometimes, I still feel like a little 12 year old on the inside when stuff like that happens :'( Keep your chin up, and it's so great to hear that your supervisors ย are supportive! ย  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 11:59AM
Hugs I'm sorry you had a bad day. I hope you have a better day tomorrow :) - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 10:41PM
Sending you lots of hugs.   What an awful day. I'm sorry.  - Mrs.mouse  543.6 #361 10:52PM
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Mar 4, 2015 4:33AM  CHUB33 Land
It's "Weigh in" Wednesday๐Ÿ˜ don't have to put your actual weight, just + or - or just tell us how you're doing๐Ÿ˜„

I'm definitely in the plus side ๐Ÿ˜ฉ. I gained from my Vegas trip and haven't done a good job with food and/or exercise routines. Slowly starting to get back in though. I'm not giving up though! Really trying to lose a good amount this month and more importantly not gain it back! Hope you all have a great month! - ElectricMayhemMom  1146.4 #147 4:37AM

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Feb 11, 2015 10:32AM  CHUB33 Land
It's "Weigh in" Wednesday๐Ÿ˜ don't have to put your actual weight, just + or - or just tell us how you're doing๐Ÿ˜„

Good news/bad news: I dropped 4 lbs but I know it's mainly cause I'm sick. Eating soup and snack bars mainly. I did have a little spaghetti and bread though last night๐Ÿ˜ - ElectricMayhemMom  1146.4 #147 10:35AM
Oh EMM...I had a terrible week!  I worked almost 100 hours in the past 2 weeks and ate like I was trying to gain weight!  I seriously need to get it together...I'm so depressed! - msdizmaui  680.3 #277 12:29AM
Oh, no! Work sounds like it's been crazy? Well, I just got back from Buffet city (Vegas) and feel the same, lol! Went inside Hershey World...big mistake!! I totally just ate ALL of the bakery item I brought home and it was not small. Didn't eat to great today either and I probably won't get on the scale tomorrow but need to spend the rest of the week getting back on track! We'll both get it together soon๐Ÿ˜„ - ElectricMayhemMom  1146.4 #147 8:54PM

 248.3 #1332 (DL Qual #2295

Feb 14, 2015 10:50AM  CHUB33 Land
Happy valentine's day everyone

 248.3 #1332 (DL Qual #2295

Feb 6, 2015 5:36PM  CHUB33 Land
Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't been on that much life is so crazy right now. I don't know if I'm coming or going some days. How is life treating all of you?

Hi!  Things are good, but had a weird/stressful work day and very glad it's Friday!  Hubby is on board to commit to eating better with me, which is great--that'll help a lot with stress management  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 8:36PM
I'm glad you're husband is on board with you about eating better! I hope you have a great week and stress free :) - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 9:11AM
disneyland4me Did you get signed up for DDD today?  We are in for the 10K!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 5:21PM
Yes I did! Dumb double dare I can't wait . I'm glad you are doing the run too. - disneyland4me  248.3 #1332 8:56PM
My daughter was sick and missed almost a week of school last week. Looks like I caught it๐Ÿ˜ž Taking everything I can and trying to get rest, work permitting. Bummed, I'm suppose to go to Vegas this weekend! - ElectricMayhemMom  1146.4 #147 7:17PM
Oh no!  Tis the season, unfortunately.  Hope it is fairly mild and that you're better in no time!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  602.3 #322 11:04PM
Thanks!  - ElectricMayhemMom  1146.4 #147 10:36AM

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