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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...

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  157.3 #2551 1:30AM
That makes a lot of sense to me.  - MeridaFan  3622.0 #37 2:23AM
agree! - MsTikiMermadam  541.2 #364 2:47AM
I was just thinking that about kids. - minniemonika  173.9 #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.  - DisneyBrideΒ°OΒ°  438.9 #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 #1814 10:34AM
Me too! They should have a kids 3 to 9 AP!  - DCMAGurl  215.2 #1750 11:40AM
Totally agree!! - 1Princess3Princes  556.6 #348 12:23PM
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. 😊 - MeridaFan  3622.0 #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  17.3 #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  3622.0 #37 11:03AM
MeridaFan - pikarich  4694.9 #24 11:07AM
Correction I go 201 times - pikarich  4694.9 #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  343.4 #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! 😁😻 - Catski23  13.3 #8706 11:46AM
I've had a pass for 17 years and this just priced us out. I will not be renewing. I understand they have to pay for the new land and etc, but it is idiotic to pass it off onto the consumers like this when the company reportedly had 10.7 billion dollars in profit.  The greed is strong with them.  - TheFoxandtheHound  9.5 #10725 12:25PM
And for those who may think of not renewing, there are plenty of ways to save money and budget for APs. Like for example, the Disney Visa card gives you $1 for every $100 spent or even $2 for every $100. Also, Target has 5% off Disney gift cards with a Target card. Any more ways?  - BaseballMickey_CM  7254.0 #9 12:28PM
Just the discounts in the parks are worth the money for me - AlyssaDisneyland  17.3 #0 12:31PM

 15.4 #7986 (DL Qual #2968

Oct 4, 2015 12:30PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Dated in Disneyland...engaged at Disneyland...married to a Disneyland tune..and now after 3 years we are finally expecting a little Mouseketeer...thanks Disney for making magic a little more magical !!! Coming soon March 23 2016

  - kimm84  54.1 #4457 12:33PM

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Oct 4, 2015 11:44AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#annualpasses. I have GOOD news regarding the annual passes. I met with the manger at the Disney store this morning. THEY HAVE ANNUAL PASSES! And are selling them with the price posted on the passes ! Deluxe $549 and Premium is $779. The passes can be activated anytime from now until December 2016 and WILL fall under the annual pass terms BEFORE the change. The manger said they will honor them  More...

If you have a Disney store near you and you interested in renewing at some point BEFORE December 31, 2016, call to see if they will hold passes for you or go to the store soon. They will only honor what they have left in the store now. Disney will be sending the updated  price season passes to the stores soon.  - kimm84  54.1 #4457 12:18PM
Sorry, it should read parking is still included and NO blackout dates.  - kimm84  54.1 #4457 11:48AM
AlyssaDisneyland the manager told me when your current pass expires you can use the pass you purchase at the Disney store to renew. It is basically a prepaid annual pass.  They suggested if you will not be going the day after your pass expires, to wait until the next time you go as long as it's before December 31, 2016 then your pass renewed as of that date. - kimm84  54.1 #4457 11:56AM
Thank you . I think we will just renew to the  Plus pass and be done with it all  - AlyssaDisneyland  17.3 #0 12:33PM
 For sharing!!!  - DisneyDiva333  50.4 #0 12:06PM
If you have a Disney store near you and you interested in renewing at some point BEFORE December 31, 2016, call to see if they will hold passes for you or go to the store soon. They will only honor what they have left in the store now. Disney will be sending the updated  price season passes to the stores soon.  - kimm84  54.1 #4457 12:18PM

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Oct 4, 2015 12:18PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Halloween Party in the Atrium. #halloweenonthehighseas #DCL #disneywonder

Sep 4, 2015 4:55PM  Disneyland Talk Land
6th BIRTHDAY BASH RAFFLE ALL IN ONE INFO POST! This year's Raffle and Birthday Bash Main Event will be in Downtown Disney October 11 at 2pm! As many of you already know, the Raffle is special for a number of reasons. First, it showcases the generosity of our amazing community--MouseWaiters donate items from all over the world. Second, it allows Disney fans to get together, ha  More...
For those of you wondering what this is all about. @Admin Hosts two events each year to do the ultimate MW Meetups. We meet at the venue, everyone gets to know each other, then we have our raffle with all the donated items. We have a tasty contest too, (gotta wait for that info), and later we'll all go to DL and do attraction takeovers or watch shows! Its so much fun! Very non intimidating and we've all met friends from years ago that we all are buddies still today. If You've never been or are new, come on out,you'll be glad you did!! - secretagentangel  2355.6 #59 7:29PM
On the raffle donations I will be at the parks off and on before the Birthday Bash, so if you DM me I can meet up with you to pick up any donated item! Thanks for everyone's support to help MW get better and better!  - Sonja  6844.5 #12 2:00PM
Plus you can drop off at all Tuesday meetups too!! - secretagentangel  2355.6 #59 9:07PM
I have never been to this event. Is there a ticket to buy? A password to say? When and where? Sounds like fun. - motig  0.5 #75806 12:26PM
No password or ticket at this event. The location and all is above. Come on out we have fun meeting people, eating cake and raffling the donations we all send in!  - secretagentangel  2355.6 #59 4:43PM
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HandMeAChurroImmaFaint And then there's that Churro lady. 😘😘😘😘 I'll never forget walking through the Esplanade arm and arm with you and you knowing my anxious you were holding too tight and the tears we have shared. I love you dear friend! 😘 - MrsSchnooks  3235.6 #40 10:43PM
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Will be mailing a box Monday or Tuesday, have several additional items to donate. Have not filled in the forms yet.  - jacdanfan  9582.2 #3 6:35PM
Hey me too, I've procrastinated getting ours sent - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1677.3 #93 12:30PM
Mailed mine this morning 😊😊 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5720.1 #18 6:49PM

 120.2 #3164 (DL Qual #818

Oct 4, 2015 11:51AM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Has anyone ridden on this?

I'm waiting in line for it now. - richiii3  798.9 #220 11:56AM
I can't seem to find the end or the beginning of the line here. πŸ‘€ - PixiePirateMaid  332.3 #694 12:30PM

 1139.9 #149 (DL Qual #126

Oct 4, 2015 8:47AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#News Parking increases: Theme park parking is now $18, up from $17. Downtown Disney parking: 2 hours free, 4 hours with validation, then it's $12 an hour, up from $6. I searched and didn't see anything posted yet, if I'm wrong please let me know. πŸš•πŸš™πŸš—πŸš›πŸš™πŸš

Thanks for searching first  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1677.3 #93 8:50AM
You're welcome πŸ˜‚ - Linzee  1139.9 #149 9:15AM
You must've read the faqs - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1677.3 #93 9:22AM
At least you didn't post "I don't know if this has been posted yet"  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1677.3 #93 9:29AM
$12 an hour for downtown Disney 😱 that's pretty steep!  - eviljules  1361.1 #113 8:54AM
Ouch that hurts. Especially when they won't sell a parking pass to Disneyland select APs - brigeet  449.3 #460 10:56AM
I don't know any AP that would park in the downtown parking even if they were going to just downtown because at least premium AP get free parking so why would you pay for parking πŸ˜‚ - AlyssaDisneyland  17.3 #0 10:57AM
Many don't have parking as an option on their AP  - Linzee  1139.9 #149 12:18PM
I pay for my adult daughters so cal pass. I didn't add parking. She parks down there all the time. It used to be 3 hours free and then 2 more hours free with validation.  - justine75  31.3 #5571 12:30PM

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Oct 4, 2015 11:42AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Carnation #breakfast #food. Disney foodie tip: when they say reservations only and you didn't make one, go online and check. we booked ours 20 min after walking in. would've been nice if the cast member mentioned it to us instead of saying no flat out :/

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What's on your plate that has the white drizzled sauce?  It looks yummy! - MeridaFan  3622.0 #37 11:53AM

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Oct 4, 2015 12:21PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Jack wishes everyone a Scary Christmas!

Hi Jack!  - MissAmericaSings  393.8 #544 12:25PM

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Oct 4, 2015 6:47AM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
ready for some fun :-)

Very nice - 6:51AM
Very nice - Tigerbear  398.1 #537 6:55AM
Beautiful rainy day have Fun at  - Disneyprincessinmydreams  57.7 #4354 11:45AM
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Oct 2, 2015 7:14AM  Disneyland Resort News Land
#NEWS Beginning October 16, guests visiting Disney Parks will be able to catch a preview of scenes from β€œThe Good Dinosaur” in sneak peeks planned for Disney California Adventure park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. At Disney California Adventure park, β€œThe Good Dinosaur” preview will be presented at the Bug’s Life Theater with special in-theater effects. Guests at Disney’s Hollywood  More...

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Woot woot the movie comes out on my birthday! I know what to do on birthday now. Lol - MisSingAlong  62.6 #0 2:55PM
Dinosaurs and humans did not exist at the same time. - Lelundrial  590.6 #329 8:21AM
A debatable scientific proposition  - Melody_CM  7607.5 #8 8:29AM
Wait, something false in a movie? - DLKenCA  2490.8 #51 8:36AM
What are you telling me DLKenCA?!?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - sultan  39.9 #5027 8:42AM
Hey Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is based on Lincoln's own diaries. People can plug their ears all they want that happened. This just drives me nuts. Scientific fact and it is being ignored. - Lelundrial  590.6 #329 9:01AM
Suspend your belief... It's just a cartoon to relax and get away for a short time.  - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5720.1 #18 9:13AM
Dude, haven't you seen Jurassic park? - philliprocks  1193.9 #140 9:14AM
Nope with things like that I can't suspend facts. - Lelundrial  590.6 #329 10:49AM
No matter what movie you see even those based on facts is still that directors interpretation. I just laugh at the jokes and say too bad that didn't happen if I know otherwise.  - secretagentangel  2355.6 #59 12:40PM
They did say an "unlikely friend"...! - adenevan  0.0 #0 8:14AM
That will be fun!  - LaPearleNoir  1639.4 #96 8:40AM
 The sneak peeks at the Bug's Land Theater!  - DisneyDiva333  50.4 #0 9:26AM
Oh fun!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5720.1 #18 5:35PM

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Oct 4, 2015 12:24PM  Disneyland Talk Land
This is my view last night from the 13th floor.

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I can almost smell the oranges - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1677.3 #93 12:29PM

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Oct 4, 2015 7:11AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day

I love it!!! - heydavis  122.8 #3107 7:21AM
Minnie looks so ! - DisLUVney  616.0 #311 7:21AM
- HauntedMansionDiva  299.2 #875 11:56AM
I LOVE!!!! This!!!! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’— - PixiePirateMaid  332.3 #694 12:29PM

 798.9 #220 (DL Qual #158

Oct 4, 2015 11:47AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Pirates of the Caribbean deck party. #DCL #Halloweenonthehighseas #DisneyWonder

How fun!! - MeridaFan  3622.0 #37 11:52AM

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 191.3 #2051 (DL Qual #1738

Oct 4, 2015 7:44AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Opinions needed: If you had to chose between eating at Catal in Downtown Disney or Wine Country Trattoria in California Adventure for dinner which would you chose? My husband and I haven't tried either place and are looking to see which one people recommend more. Thanks!

I've only been to each once and I preferred Catal - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5720.1 #18 7:45AM
I have had about 3 negative experiences at Wine Country so I won't go back, but never a bad experience at Catal.  My favorite is Naples though. - Thumper13  489.0 #409 7:49AM
Wine Country Trattoria  - great service each time, love sitting amongst the trees listening to the waterfall .  - DeadliestPassholder  286.1 #960 11:19AM
Being able to look out at CarsLand is pretty cool at the Wine Country Trattoria. We ate there once. Thought the food was just fine. No complaints. Have never eaten at Catal. Always have wanted to try it, but it isn't in the park! Β πŸ˜©πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3622.0 #37 11:33AM

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 2490.8 #51 (DL Qual #29

Oct 4, 2015 1:23AM  Disneyland Talk Land
So now that they are giving Photopass+ with the higher passports, I wonder if they will start giving Fastpasses to get your photos after rides. Those lines are going to get CRAZY now with everyone wanting to get the digital downloads added to their APs.

Since it's linked to everyone's AP, can't they just put it in an account and we access at home?  - secretagentangel  2355.6 #59 2:11AM
I would think you would still have to go to the picture booth at the end of the ride so they can attach the photo to your pass. I'm not sure how else they can get you your specific photo with the thousands of photos they take each day.Β  - kimm84  54.1 #4457 2:43AM
Yes, the photos are linked to your photooass, for accessing online. However you have to get your AP/Photo pass  scanned  for the linkage. :) - DeadliestPassholder  286.1 #960 11:22AM

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 798.9 #220 (DL Qual #158

Oct 4, 2015 6:49AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#DCL #Halloweenonthehighseas #DisneyWonder Sunrise just west of Ensenada.

Beautiful  - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5720.1 #18 7:07AM
Wow. So beautiful.  - DarthTinkerbell  481.0 #418 7:29AM
Nice! - ocmommy  378.8 #565 8:46AM
Gorgeous  - PixiePirateMaid  332.3 #694 12:23PM

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Oct 4, 2015 12:07PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I'm here !!thank you for your safe wishes

Have a  time! - PixiePirateMaid  332.3 #694 12:21PM

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Oct 4, 2015 12:18PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Anyone at the parks today that would swing by the Gay Days merch and pick me up something? I won't be at the parks until later and the welcome center closes at 3.

 54.1 #4457 (DL Qual #1081

Sep 16, 2015 9:42AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Club 33 question Does anyone know how I can get into or on a reservation list for Club 33. I've heard there is a way to do it, and the wait can be years long. Can anyone who has gone share their experience with me. I have been going to Disneyland forever and this is on my bucket list.

I have a client who is a member..she made me resies and I went with someone and we were not members...they do not need to be present in order for you to be there - DarthFairy  246.6 #1351 11:05AM
true but they changed the rules and they only get like 20 unattended reservations a year so its a little harder to get them than before - Dave   13310.2 #2 1:17PM
My understanding is that you have to be invited and brought by a Club 33 Member.  There is a waiting list to be able to get a membership.  Last I heard they weren't taking new people on the waiting list.  You will have to find someone with a membership and get them to bring you.  I am still working on that for myself.  :)  Best of luck to you.  I  hope you get to scratch this one off your bucket list!  I hear it is an incredible experience. - AKMouse  488.1 #411 10:01AM
I think a lot of us are still trying for it too :) - brodysmommy  414.7 #507 10:24AM
you can ask @RickChavez he is a member - Dave  13310.2 #2 1:17PM
Aren't you a member Dave? - disneybob49  340.4 #666 5:05PM
Yes Dave is a member.  - RickChavez  3537.7 #38 12:17PM

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Oct 4, 2015 11:46AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Just bought these at the Disney store in Westfield Mainplace. They need to be activated by Dec 31, 2016, so theoretically, you can buy two, use one through 2016, and use the second through 2017.

Good find! - sawman911  955.8 #182 11:56AM

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