Published: January 5, 2010 at 1:20 PMI am going to CA in May and was SHOCKED how much cheaper it was than its FL counterpart!
Published: January 5, 2010 at 2:07 PMDisneyland also increased annual pass prices today. The new prices are:
The old prices were increased to those levels just last August. So this makes two increases in one year, fueling speculation that Disney thinks it has too many APs (estimated around one million now), and wants to bring the numbers down a bit.
Published: January 5, 2010 at 2:18 PMIt really stinks that its CA residents only. I live in AZ only 6 hours from the park. I always have to pay full price. :-(
Published: January 5, 2010 at 7:46 PMIs it me or does the SoCal Resident portion of this offer seem a little strange? I've been to the parks on the 2fer at least twice in the past few years. The only place I've been required to prove any type of residency is at the Disneyland website. These tickets are also available at any local grocery store. I've never had my ID checked at the gate.
I think the deal is a great one. If I don't have an AP, I always look forward to 2fer time to make an annual trip. I just think Disney should either start enforcing the SoCal residency requirement or remove it altogether. Or they just don't really care about since the promotion has proven to bring in $$$ for them.
Published: January 5, 2010 at 10:27 PMThe grocery store workaround is a great tip. Just use an online tool to find a Vons or Ralphs near your hotel or route into Disneyland and pick up the 2fer cards there. Saves time at the ticket booths, too.
Published: January 6, 2010 at 9:16 AMAlso worth the note, is that for $25 more than the regular 2fer ticket, you can get the park-hopping 2fer. Allows you to enjoy both parks during both days.
Another thing to watch out for is craiglist sales of the 2nd day. Some people try to resell the ticket (which is against the ticket policy) when they realize that they aren't going to be able to use the 2nd day before the expiration.
This is not a very trusted way to get tickets. I don't think there is anyway to check the ticket for the expiration. I have warned many a friend about purchasing tickets this way. It's not worth the "discount".