I agree completely. Unless you're doing multiple trips every year the annual pass isn't worth it. We like to go to the waterparks and golf which is extra with the annual pass. Many resale members have gotten discounts on dining and shopping with showing the white card on their phone but that is supposed to be a direct perk only.I’m in the same boat, but admit that this is out of fear of missing out. Financially the resale prices make sense, unless you’re talking about Riviera which I think is a bad buy given the resale restrictions. Yes you do get an annual pass discount buying direct from Disney but is that worth in some cases $100 more per point? I’m likely going to buy either 100% resale or just 100 points direct and then a smaller package resale.
Dovetailing off of @Duckbug.Ducktales, if you are a runner and enjoy runDisney events you can buy a Guaranteed Event Week which instead of a fixed week in the calendar year... shifts with the event (if I understand correctly):If a fixed week is at all interesting to you to guarantee a room during difficult times to book (like holidays, festivals especially Food and Wine, first two weeks of December, etc), you could do that by buying at either Copper Creek or Riviera. Sometimes an overlooked perk.
As I understand they no longer sell the RunDisney weeks. Perhaps they started again but at one time it had been eliminated.Dovetailing off of @Duckbug.Ducktales, if you are a runner and enjoy runDisney events you can buy a Guaranteed Event Week which instead of a fixed week in the calendar year... shifts with the event (if I understand correctly):
Take advantage of a magical opportunity from Disney Vacation Club to purchase a Guaranteed Event Week during select runDisney races.disneyvacationclub.disney.go.com
We are a family of 6, and bought direct. The discounts on passes was a great benefit, and I think we'll use it even though some years it might not make as much sense for us to have passes as others. We put a lot of value on being able to go to parks as long or as short as we want to, without feeling like we burned a ticket. We also like to do things like walk through Epcot to take the monorail to the MK, etc, and when we have passes we don't have to give things like that even a second thought. One trip we all had passes but one had expired and we didn't renew, and it was a huge pain not being able to do things like that (I am aware that currently none of that is possible at all, I am hoping that at some point in the future the ability to do all of those things will return). I do really hope the don't drop that benefit, or not bring it back, since, as people love to remind you here over and over and over again, they can change the perks at any time. We took our chances.
Just don't buy until the AP comes back for sure. You can't buy them right now and there is always a way outside chance they don't bring it back.I was thinking the annual pass discount is pretty significant.
If you space out your vacations 11 months apart it also works and would save you some money.Annual pass only makes sense if you are going multiple times in a year or more than 10 days. You need a lot of points to be going that much.
so make sure to factor that in and not just the minimum of 100. The best option is to buy 100 direct and the other 200-300 resale.
You only need 100 points direct the rest can be resale. I would buy the resale first, then buy direct to match that UY.
Gosh, another reason why I should overpay for direct pricing.And DVC DLR - approved!
Thanks to mod from DLR thread
In this episode, the panel discusses the Disneyland Hotel DVC Tower that has now been approved by the City of Anaheim Planning Commission as of 07/20/20!dvcfan.com
With a family of 5, you are looking at $2380 per year savings if you get a Gold AP instead of a Regular/Non-Discounted Platinum AP (since normally you have to be a FL resident to get the Gold AP). For renewals, that's $1700 per year.