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Old 08-02-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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At what point do you break even with annual pass?

I'm planning a trip and we want to stay at the DLH from Feb 23-27ish I can play a little with my dates. I want to do 4-5 days with 2 kids 6 and 9 at the time of the Trip and 2 adults. We won't all go again within a year for sure, even if I want to LOL but I could maybe go again and take a child (we have 6) Just wondering if the discounts would make up for the pass?
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:10 AM   #2
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Im no expert on the situation but the Deluxe pass is $499 and you get 10% discounts on food and merchandise Im not sure what the hotel discount is....I am really considering getting one but we will be in California for 10 days and instead of doing a bunch of other parks and stuff were gonna do the beaches and Disneyland the whole time so I know for that it would be worth it but I am also going to do my best to have another trip before it expires the next summer...i guess you could figure up how much the regular tickets are and how much you plan to spend on food and stuff and add in the hotel discount and see if you would come out ahead....you could also just upgrade one of your tickets to AP's and get the discounts because if you get the kids AP's im pretty sure you would have to take the same kid...but if you KNOW for sure you won't be doing another trip with everyone within the next year I think one pass would be a good deal
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:41 AM   #3
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I agree with luulu. You could get one Deluxe AP for yourself and use it for the hotel, merchandise and food discounts... maybe break-even that way. Just make sure you don't plan to visit on a blockout day.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:57 AM   #4
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I'm planning a trip and we want to stay at the DLH from Feb 23-27ish I can play a little with my dates. I want to do 4-5 days with 2 kids 6 and 9 at the time of the Trip and 2 adults. We won't all go again within a year for sure, even if I want to LOL but I could maybe go again and take a child (we have 6) Just wondering if the discounts would make up for the pass?
It will depend on how you do DLR. When my kids were your kids' ages we rarely ate at DLR dining or stayed at DLR hotels. So the only real value was the park entrance. And realize that if you stay offsite you will not get a Magic Morning that others in your family may get if you only buy them regular tickets.

Today we often stay at DLR hotels and eat at their restaurants. So the AP discounts do add up. Plus it allows me to slip into the parks more frequently to get things such as Photopass + pickup.

To me the AP is worth it.

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Old 08-02-2013, 11:14 AM   #5
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I don't look at break even, but I figure out how much I WANT to spend for entrance per day and how many days we're going in order to determine whether it's "worth it" compared to a regular park hopper tickets.
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Between 7 and 9 days it what I figured using 5-day park hopper prices and staying at the Grand Californian.
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