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Disney World - 45th Anniversay Annual Pass - 13 months for the price of 12

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Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL is celebrating 45 magical years. They are offering their annual passes for 13 months for the price of 12 with expanded dining and merchandise benefits.

New passes must be purchased between Oct. 2, 2016 and Jan. 3, 2017.

Prices vary depending on the type of pass you select: Weekday Select, Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum Plus.

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Let's be honest, this is only good for Florida residents, since they can visit the most often.
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no, not really. if you know anything about disney, you'll know residents of neighboring States have annual passports either for florida or california. check out disboards forum and you'll see.
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Thanks for posting!
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Let's be honest, this is only good for Florida residents, since they can visit the most often.
Completely Incorrect!! We are DVC members and live in Charlotte and buy passes every year. Yes we get a discount but if you know anything about the cost of Disney by day once you plan on going more than 12 days a year it makes more sense to buy a Annual Pass (Regardless of what type) It also provides discounts on merchandise and dining as well..
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If you go to Disney 12 times a year (edit: and don't live really close), you need to seriously broaden your horizons bit lol

I love Disney World, but come on...even if you just really stuck to theme parks there are dozens of great ones.
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Annual passes are great if you take 2 trips in a year and they are longer trips.

ETA: That being said, I cannot justify almost 4000 for annual passes for our family of 5.
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Quote from slickgrapes View Post :
If you go to Disney 12 times a year (edit: and don't live really close), you need to seriously broaden your horizons bit lol

I love Disney World, but come on...even if you just really stuck to theme parks there are dozens of great ones.
The only problem is, even in the local vicinity of Orlando/Tampa - as I've been to them all, no theme park compares to the level of service and attention to detail that you see at Disney. Customer service, cleanliness and good food is not a standard across all theme parks. If you are going to do theme parks, there is simply no comparison to Disney.
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Annual passes are great if you take 2 trips in a year and they are longer trips.

ETA: That being said, I cannot justify almost 4000 for annual passes for our family of 5.

We used to get passes every ~18 months. We would plan a trip in the summer and late Nov/early Dec. Depending on when the passes expired, we would plan a 3rd trip for the week before expiration, thereby getting 3 week-long trips in a calendar year. It was about the same price as the 7-day hopper/non-expiration pass. Instead of renewing at a discount, we would buy new passes on the next trip--about 6 months after the passes expired. In other words, we could go in mid June, early Dec, then again in early June. The following Dec, we would buy new passes and plan trips for the summer and late November. Essentially visiting twice/year, but getting 3 trips out of the passes.


Over the last few years, Disney has gotten ridiculous with their price hikes. We, too, own DVC, and even with the DVC discount (essentially the FL resident rate) it is way too expensive for our family of 7. We still get APs for SeaWorld, but we have given up on Disney. I realized I can take the family on two 4-day cruises to the Bahamas, Mexico, etc for less than Disney APs, including all taxes, gratuities etc. Furthermore, the cruise is all-inclusive with food and such. Disney just isn't worth it anymore.
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Disney unfortunately is not the same fun loving place it once was. Too expensive, the cast members just don't care anymore. Most of the resorts need upgrading. I use to go once atleast once a year for many many years. I stopped going a few years ago when the park culture started to change.

I hope Disney gets back to where it once was..
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Anybody know if you have to pay outright, or is the 13th month free if you pay monthly? Was looking to renew my weekday passes.
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The only problem is, even in the local vicinity of Orlando/Tampa - as I've been to them all, no theme park compares to the level of service and attention to detail that you see at Disney. Customer service, cleanliness and good food is not a standard across all theme parks. If you are going to do theme parks, there is simply no comparison to Disney.
I have been to Disney theme parks in Florida but haven't seen the one you are talking about.
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I went to Disneyland earlier this year (for the 5th time in my life) in Anaheim and while it's fun, it's more exhausting than anything else. Even with pastpass for some rides, waiting in line for 1-2 hours for a 50-90 second ride just isn't fun, and this was on a moderately uncrowded day.
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The only problem is, even in the local vicinity of Orlando/Tampa - as I've been to them all, no theme park compares to the level of service and attention to detail that you see at Disney. Customer service, cleanliness and good food is not a standard across all theme parks. If you are going to do theme parks, there is simply no comparison to Disney.
It is also beyond crowded and the lines are extremely long. To me that is POOR customer service as they have not properly dealt with population increases. And this is on a winter weekday. I can't imagine what its like a on a "busy" day.

Having to wait 3 hours in line for the kids to meet the Frozen characters when Disney could EASILY just hire a couple more females and have the characters in several places instead of one. To me that is POOR customer service.

I'll admit their quality overall is excellent, but my kids vaguely remember Disney World (b/c it was mostly waiting in lines)...but, for example, they talk about Islands of Adventure all the time.
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If you plan your trips properly, there is no reason to spend an hour for most rides. We don't visit during the busiest seasons, but if you do, the parks are open longer to compensate for the lines, and if you take a contrarian approach, you can easily ride everything with minimal waits. Those rides where you can't avoid lines have entertainment built into the waiting areas, unlike most other parks.

And price-wise, they're really not that bad. The annual passes pay for themselves after 12 days in the park (not 12 visits). That could be two trips of 6 days almost a year apart. Yes, they are more expensive if you're buying a 4 or 5-day pass, but all entertainment is expensive. We live in CT, and we could easily spend $1000 on a day trip to New York City for Dinner and a Broadway show. for a family of four. A week in NYC filled with activities would be more expensive than a week at Disney.
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