From one CM to another, your post put a lot of things into prospective Suzz. Even before hubby and I got hired on as CMs, we were AP holders. All of the little perks you mentioned as an AP holder are correct. It's amazing to actually sit down and figure out how much money would be spend at the gate vs. an Annual Pass.
Thanks Jillian!!! Was so great to meet you as well. Hoping the pic he took will be up later today. I am so excited about Carsland. I can tell you guys were just as excited about it as I was. I have to work today, but will be checking frequently to keep up on things :)
There is no seating. For the WOC picnic, please keep in mind, the food is cold food, and has to be eaten within the hour. If you go there, and want to order it, you have to take it with you at time of purchase. You get a ticket for the reserved viewing area as well. Another one of the great options, and not as expensive as the Trattoria or Ariel's.