I've had a number of annual passes over the years, although I frequently would let them expire and then get another later. I've always found them an excellent value, especially for the room discounts. It seems that Disney is more generous these days with pretty good room discounts, and the annual passes seem to have gotten much more expensive in relation to the 7-day pass. I can remember when the cost of the annual pass was equal to the 7-day pass plus a day. Anyway, my kids and I are headed to WDW in a month, and this time I decided to go with 7-Day Park Hopper Plus pass, with 4 plus features. FWIW, I bouth them through The DIS, which as I understand sponsors this website. They were about $40 cheaper than Disneys price, and also less than any other ticket broker. Anyway, our touring strategy has now changed. We're arriving at WDW at 2 p.m. on a Sunday and leaving at 1 p.m. on a Wednesday. In the olden days this would have meant four days of park visits, although two of those days would have been for just a few hours. On this trip, there is just no way we're going to visit the parks for just a few hours and burn a full day on our passes. So our plan this year is to spend a lot more time around our resort (POFQ but might decide to upgrade). We'll swim and perhaps go to Downtown Disney to see what is there. Perhaps all this is part of Disney's plan. Or perhaps it's just their desire to jack up the price of the AP's until it hurts. In any event, we've switched to Park Hoppers, and the end result is that we will without doubt spend fewer days at WDW in the coming year, and even fewer days in the parks. Just curious if anyone knows whether this is part of some sort of plan.