I do, I have the premium one. I save the rewards for a bigger trip like WDW and it pays for some meals and incidentals. When I remember, I take the free pics, and I think there are other discounts as well, like on stroller rentals.
After dinner, I recommend grabbing some dessert and hot chocolate or coffee and going back to the room to watch world of color. They pipe in the music on one of the tv channels, it's spectacular. You can head back to the parks afterward. If you're a morning person, take advantage of magic morning.
Do you have young kids with an early bedtime? Do you have an AP? If you are going to be buying tickets for regular admission, I would consider making one of your "days" a party. You could spend some down time at the hotel, dtd, or other sights and then gear up for the party in the afternoon. If you plan it right, you can get up to eight hours of park time out of it. However More...
I went about 50 times in the last year. Sometimes it's a couple days in a row, when we get a hotel room for some event, other times I don't go for a few weeks, even a month or more. After I got back from WDW and aulani (both in the last year), I did take a break due to fatigue. 😂
When I first had my pass, back in 2000/01ish, they did have an AP discount on regular tickets for a limited time. You were able to buy up to 6, I think. I know because I talked my coworkers into coming. 😂😂😂
The spa is excellent! Anything they offer you, say yes, lol! I loved the warm neck pillow for after my massage and the sampler of hot teas with organic gummy bears, of all things, haha! Do the water slide into the lazy river in a tandem innertube, so much fun! We spent as much time in the pools as possible. Try them all! Go to the starlit hui and have a characte More...
I used to wait, but now I go so often, it doesn't pay to wait. For example, mine expires wednesday, I'm going Friday. I should have renewed already, but I am downgrading from premier to premium, and I don't want any problems, so I will do it at the ticket booth instead of online.
A personal favorite is the beautifully hand crafted music box
A fun video from 2013, the story behind the music box with Clopin, Figaro and the even watch the Tangled Tower being put into the Fantasy Faire:
Of course, no trip to the Fantasy Faire would be complete without a visit to the Royal Hall. Loved this artist rendition, that's just how my girls are when they enter the Hall. ::sigh::
Took this next part directly from Disney Parks Blog:
“After walking into our main entrance, you will first go through a garden-like setting before entering the reception hall,” said Michel Den Dulk, Creative Director of Fantasy Faire for Walt Disney Imagineering. “Once inside the Royal Hall, guests will discover a beautiful gothic interior with nice wallpaper, wall cresting, wood finishes and chandeliers.”
Passing through a series of spaces, including the Grand Hall, you’ll have the opportunity to meet as many as three Disney princesses, from classic stories such as “Cinderella” and “Sleeping Beauty.”
Dont forget to grab a sweet treat from Maurice's Treats! At the time, (isn't there more now?) the adorable cart featured 3 “Twists” and a new signature beverage: Boysen Apple Freeze.
In a tribute to the historic Carnation Plaza Gardens, a shield over the archway leading from Fantasy Faire to Rancho del Zocalo in Frontierland displays the letters “CPG.”