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  1. Wendi

    All I know is they have to make it a better experience for those of us dropping 15k to come once a year. Since the payment plans for pass holders were introduced our DL vacations have been a nightmare, with our kids even asking us to leave after the second day on our last trip. We could barely walk from place to place in the afternoon after the swarm of locals would come.

    We are very loyal to Disneyland and spend all of our vacation dollars there, with little return these last few years. Whatever happens they need to stop the parks from getting out of control again. For everyone.

    1. Kathy

      Absolutely agree! Disney really needs to consider non local guests as well as locals. We had annual passes for decades even though we lived 500 miles away. Obviously we could go every week but we did go several times a year. It go so miserable that we didn’t want to go and spend our money at the parks and hotels because of the crowds. Disneyland belongs to everyone not just the locals.

  2. Wendi

    All I know is they have to make it a better experience for those of us dropping 15k to come once a year. Since the payment plans for pass holders were introduced our DL vacations have been a nightmare, with our kids even asking us to leave after the second day on our last trip. We could barely walk from place to place in the afternoon after the swarm of locals would come.

    We are very loyal to Disneyland and spend all of our vacation dollars there, with little return these last few years. Whatever happens they need to stop the parks from getting out of control again. For everyone.

  3. Mickeba

    I’ve been a “Legacy Passholder” for 27 years. I wasn’t surveyed.

    1. I feel your pain. I have been going to Disneyland since July 1955. We are to old to know how we will feel 60 days in advance. We always come early, have lunch and leave. It was a great outing for my husband who had 4 surgeries in 5 years. He loves the park and watching children smile and get excited. The sunshine and the music helped him get well. What has been proposed will not be possible for us. Maybe we can get them to design a passport for people over 75 years of age. Disney is right in thinking we do not spend 15,000 on 1 vacation a year. Our spending only averages say 150.00 to 200.00 a week. Even if we were richer since we do not need a hotel room and 3 meals a day we would not be spending more.

      1. Mary

        I hope they have some kind of payment plan passport for out of state guests, we live near Las Vegas Nevada and it would be nice to go

      2. CAbchMom

        Well, for the price of parking just go the Downtown Disney. My cousin visiting from AZ and I (a 35 yr CA resident) spent a wonderful day at DTD, had treats, lunches, shopped, took pictures. No crowds, lovely sunny day and even parking was free during those months.

  4. Ryan

    I have had the top pass for 10 years now. Screw Disney for writing us off. Can’t wait till they realize the # of people willing to pay $180 a day for a hopper ticket isn’t great considering our state was shut down the most of any during the pandemic and barely can afford to go to begin with. Knotts treated their passholders much better. We get 2 weeks early access. And I never abused my pass. Went 3-4 hours in the afternoon on weekdays, never weekends. Also bought food. And brought friends who paid full pop too when they would be visiting in town. I’ll never buy a pass again after they turned their back on us. I get Newsom put them in a bind but don’t hurt us for that, your loyal base.

  5. Bettina Pletkin

    Chapman students in particular, and in fact all college students should receive a discount.

  6. jish55

    Honestly, they’re only holding off re-implementing an ap program until the restrictions get removed or decreased, because at the end of the day, Disneyland GREATLY relies on Annual Passholders for it’s revenue when you look at the numbers. On a yearly bases, APs make up 60% of ticket sales, which when you factor in the different prices as well as how 98% of APs are locals, means that that’s a guaranteed 60% revenue from ticket sales. Then add in food sales and merch sales from aps, and that makes up a large portion of Disneyland’s yearly revenue. Now, take that away, and we’re most likely looking at a 30-35% decrease in yearly revenue from ticket sales, food sales, and merch sales due to how aps who showed up a lot more often and could spend a few hours not even riding rides but instead going there to eat and shop are suddenly less likely to go to Disneyland, especially when now, those who would go weekly/bi-weekly/monthly and would only go for 2-5 hours are suddenly forced to spend the full day there just to get their money’s worth, and that means them instead waiting 3-5 months before spending $150-$200 just to spend a full day at the park. This also means a lot less revenue from food and merch sales when they’ll start going elsewhere. Now the reason I’m focusing on locals is because they make up the majority of guests each day at the parks, and when they’re pushed into having to pay every trip, you best believe even the most hard core Disney fan is gonna feel less like going so often. The out of towners are never a guarantee because unlike WDW, Disneyland has always been known as the 1-3 day park, so most who go aren’t even going to end up vacationing at the parks and those that do are not going to be there as long as they’ll again spend around 2-3 days and then leave, which is a lot worse for Disneyland since WDW tends to see guests stay for a full week. Then let’s not even get started on how if previous APs now have to spend the same amount as others on things like food and merch, since Disneyland is within a 5-10 minute walk from much cheaper places to eat, they’ll go there, and since merch is now more expensive, they’ll be far less likely to buy things at the parks.

  7. I love going to Disneyland as much as everyone else. It did get miserable with lines and wait times. My husband and I, now in our 70’s love going and just enjoying Disney. The passes gave us the opportunity to say “what ever the day brings”. We would help people get around and help them visually see what to expect when relaxing and making it easy for them. Lots more then just ride and run to the next “adventure”. This is why the freedom of the pass was so wonderful. I never had any wasted time because I could come back. People in California want that freedom.

  8. Pearl White

    We’ve been coming to DL since 1962 with ticket books and then yearly passes. We are now seniors and the yearly passes are a must for us to enjoy at a discount rate. Hope that when it is finally decided to start with the yearly passes, there will NOT be restrictions for reservations any more. Who knows how long in advance seniors would be able to make future reservations. We hope to really enjoy the park at our LEISURE.
    Do you think some info will be at least forthcoming this September (2021) about the yearly passes. P.S. The 3-day pass is no good for seniors to use having to make reservations ahead of time.

  9. Pearl White

    Pearl White
    We’ve been coming to DL since 1962 with ticket books and then yearly passes. We are now seniors and the yearly passes are a must for us to enjoy at a discount rate. Hope that when it is finally decided to start with the yearly passes, there will NOT be restrictions for reservations any more. Who knows how long in advance seniors would be able to make future reservations. We hope to really enjoy the park at our LEISURE.
    Do you think some info will be at least forthcoming this September (2021) about the yearly passes. P.S. The 3-day pass is no good for seniors to use having to make reservations ahead of time.

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