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 29.1 #6344 (DL Qual #1670

October 4, 2015 10:32 AM  The Hub
Say what you will about the justification, but you just priced this family out and we will reluctantly find a new source of "magic". 

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  4244.2 #38 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.  - DisneylandDisneyland  489.2 #465 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  4244.2 #38 11:03AM
MeridaFan - pikarich  6233.8 #22 11:07AM
Correction I go 201 times - pikarich  6233.8 #22 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  517.1 #434 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  363.9 #665 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  30.3 #6215 11:46AM
City of Anaheim and they are passing it right to us So Cal residence. SMH. - davidmariarivas  3.8 #26651 7:16PM
I agree with you 100%.  Great points! - AZDisney  610.5 #355 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  7475.6 #13 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  1480.4 #121 8:11PM
I didn't even read what you wrote because its soooo long, but I liked it anyway since everyone else did. - phillip...  1372.1 #139 7:45AM
it has been nonstop peak crowds this year, no abating like in the past, no off season days. Anaheim is not passing anything on to sc residents. I vote and live in anaheim. The council took a loss with the gate tax. Disney is using some of the money to fund the new star wars, land purchases, new high rise parking structure, and since they can get the money, they are trying to reducee peak crowds. So do your homework and know the facts. I have lived in anaheim for 54 years in the shadow of the park. Its a private business and they are doing what they need to do. The β€œour park” mentality is changing. Our streets are so congested with cars it takes me 45 min to an hour to drive 6 miles to my job in santa ana. I have not used the gridlock freeways for the last 5 years, it seems that everyone that left CA has come back all at once. I hope price increases will slow down the crowds but I doubt that. Disney must have great actuaries. - Plumiegirl  10358.3 #9 11:30PM
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  158.4 #2656 1:30AM
That makes a lot of sense to me.  - MeridaFan  4244.2 #38 2:23AM
agree! - MsTikiMermadam  1352.7 #141 2:47AM
I was just thinking that about kids. - minniemonika  232.2 #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°  448.9 #517 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  273.4 #1196 10:34AM
Me too! They should have a kids 3 to 9 AP!  - DCMAGurl  227.7 #1704 11:40AM
Totally agree!! - 1Princess3Princes  643.7 #333 12:23PM
Yes, that's what kills us, paying for 4 is tough. Not like my single days. - brigeet  613.4 #353 3:27PM
I agree.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  538.7 #411 9:08PM
Maybe it would be better if the age was raised? Instead of 3 to 9, maybe make it 4-10? Or by height? 40" and up need tickets?  - Arielkitten13  306.5 #929 9:09AM
Thought about this long and hard and have decided were going to renew our passes. My daughter is 2 now and sharing these disney moments with her is absolutely worth it! See you guys soon at the next meet up.  - EVILQUEEN1  33.2 #5920 11:01AM
As a 10+ year Premium Passholder this increase won't detour our family from buying our passes. It only makes us want to visit more often, being our pass has passed the $1K ceiling. Anyone else feel the same?  - snappy  447.6 #520 4:34PM

 29.1 #6344 (DL Qual #1670

August 30, 2015 9:48 AM  The Hub
Please add me!

If it is ok with you, I was just gifted this very watch over the weekend by a friend, and would love it if you could split up all my entries between @@@Alicewhoareyou and @@@@@@@@@DarthFairy. Thanks for doing such a fun RAK! - DarthTinkerbell  955.1 #206 12:38PM
I will thank you! - boomom  622.8 #349 12:54PM
Oh thank you so much! DarthTinkerbell - Alicewhoareyou  2724.3 #55 3:14PM
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If it is ok with you, I was just gifted this very watch over the weekend by a friend, and would love it if you could split up all my entries between @@@Alicewhoareyou and @@@@@@@@@DarthFairy. Thanks for doing such a fun RAK! - DarthTinkerbell  955.1 #206 12:38PM
I will thank you! - boomom  622.8 #349 12:54PM
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 29.1 #6344 (DL Qual #1670

July 19, 2015 6:41 AM  The Hub
Amazingly generous! Please add me. 

How generous of you... Add me please, and thank you! - BelieveInMagic  113.2 #3452 5:58AM
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- jacknsally8885  30.1 #6243 12:44AM
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 29.1 #6344 (DL Qual #1670

July 4, 2015 9:32 PM  The Hub
Not sure how to respond to a text, but yes, they are still available. Cast member said if it was after 9 they would honor for next show. 😁

Okay making life easier for someone...go to the "time" kiosk near the hub (the one with all the wait times on it. Just say "I'm picking up tickets from Jason". They are all yours. Hope someone gets them!  - GrimGrinning80  29.1 #6344 7:22PM
Wow, how fantastic of you!  Quick,  somebody find Grimgrinning80! - fvbmermaid  237.8 #1568 6:56PM
That was really thoughtful of you πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - eviljules  1480.4 #121 7:54PM
Not sure how to respond to a text, but yes, they are still available. Cast member said if it was after 9 they would honor for next show. 😁 - GrimGrinning80  29.1 #6344 9:32PM

 29.1 #6344 (DL Qual #1670

July 4, 2015 7:22 PM  The Hub
Okay making life easier for someone...go to the "time" kiosk near the hub (the one with all the wait times on it. Just say "I'm picking up tickets from Jason". They are all yours. Hope someone gets them! 

Okay making life easier for someone...go to the "time" kiosk near the hub (the one with all the wait times on it. Just say "I'm picking up tickets from Jason". They are all yours. Hope someone gets them!  - GrimGrinning80  29.1 #6344 7:22PM
Wow, how fantastic of you!  Quick,  somebody find Grimgrinning80! - fvbmermaid  237.8 #1568 6:56PM
That was really thoughtful of you πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - eviljules  1480.4 #121 7:54PM
Not sure how to respond to a text, but yes, they are still available. Cast member said if it was after 9 they would honor for next show. 😁 - GrimGrinning80  29.1 #6344 9:32PM

 29.1 #6344 (DL Qual #1670

July 4, 2015 7:56 AM  The Hub
And after years, I'm so close to being able to DM. 😁

And after years, I'm so close to being able to DM. 😁 - GrimGrinning80  29.1 #6344 7:56AM
Happy for ya! - Melody_CM  21526.4 #2 8:06AM
Sounds like its going to be a fun day! Enjoy! - WhatTiggersDoBest  687.3 #309 7:57AM
Sounds great - evilemohand  1222.5 #154 8:16AM
- hkpinay  352.0 #706 1:00PM

 29.1 #6344 (DL Qual #1670

June 29, 2015 8:30 AM  The Hub
We've gone on the 4th for the last few years (Cove Bar is the tradition!) and it hasn't been all that crowded...at least just typical summer crowd. Plus, this year, I get to see the Hatbox Ghost (yeah, I'm a mansion-geek)

Its quite busy like most other holidays. Pack your patience and have a great time - PixiePirateMaid  355.6 #696 10:24PM
its so packed you can't see the pavement. Unless you get fastpasses for the rides just go watch the shows and camp out early for your spot to watch the fireworks and parade and Im talking about 4-5 hours camp out! - nicealex77  727.6 #285 2:24AM
It's wall-to-wall patriotic fun  - Melody_CM  21526.4 #2 10:46AM
DCA is usually less crowded on days like that - JumbaJookiba  234.6 #1613 10:49AM

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 29.1 #6344 (DL Qual #1670

March 16, 2013 9:41 PM  The Hub
Noooo.....my white hot chocolate will be no more?!

So sad Starbucks is taking over. Being from Washington we have one on every street corner. Was nice to go to the parks and visit a coffee shop that was unique and special. - dimplesdanie  1236.9 #150 9:48PM
I can honestly say that the decision to turn market house into Starbucks saddens me greatly. DCA has one already not to mention they are in every corner of every city. I just can't imagine Walt saying "hey let's turn my market house into Starbucks" SMH this is one remodel that I'm dreading - DumboGal70  122.8 #3247 5:37AM
I can honestly say that the decision to turn market house into Starbucks saddens me greatly. DCA has one already not to mention they are in every corner of every city. I just can't imagine Walt saying "hey let's turn my market house into Starbucks" SMH this is one remodel that I'm dreading - DumboGal70  122.8 #3247 5:37AM
Ahhhhh the "S" word.😜 - Hop-Low  634.5 #339 8:38AM

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 29.1 #6344 (DL Qual #1670

February 20, 2013 7:53 PM  The Hub
Feb. 16th. :) a little late but the thoughts are what count!

Do dates that passed count?? - sleepyhead_CM  596.5 #363 7:49PM
Yes! I will use this for next year when the time comes around again. - Armenda  1178.6 #161 8:49PM
It is Feb. 14 th (: - sleepyhead_CM  596.5 #363 10:54AM
Mine was the 17th - brodysmommy  452.6 #514 7:50PM
February 13th! - MoonWillow  381.3 #623 6:55PM
^^ - Armenda  1178.6 #161 7:34PM

 29.1 #6344 (DL Qual #1670

February 14, 2013 9:09 PM  The Hub
Congrats on something so special! Happy Valentines Day/engagement!

Aww cool, this is awesome! Congrats Eric831. - VfxGenie  1557.0 #116 5:40PM
Woo Hoo!! Congratulations you two!! - Alicewhoareyou  2724.3 #55 5:40PM
It sounds as though it was wonderful. - DebbyMouse7531  542.3 #17 9:02AM
Congrats! - Mickey_Badge  282.8 #1094 11:45AM

 29.1 #6344 (DL Qual #1670

June 26, 2012 8:32 AM  The Hub
Thanks for the replies! Having summer off from teaching, Disneyland sounds like fun to explore and do things I normally don't get to do. Do any of you ever meet up during the week?

Hi and welcome and to answer.your question yes many of us do go by ourselves. It's really fun you can get on whatever you want and don't have to wait on anyone else. You can stand in line and take as many Character pictures as you want. Trust me it's really fun and you should do it. - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #177 8:30AM
Going alone for the first time is a little weird at first but you get to do all the things "you" want to do, eat and snack whatever you want and you get to spend it all on yourself. Not that sharing it with others isn't fun. Go do it.  - splashphotoCM  885.6 #218 8:38AM
Sharing isn't fun. - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #177 8:43AM
Oh, I meant the experience, not sharing my food. lol - splashphotoCM  885.6 #218 8:50AM
Lol you can share some of yours but I'm not sharing mine lol - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #177 8:51AM
I'm here by myself right now and having a great time so, yes! - oowllovee  225.0 #1731 10:40AM
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