As a person who loves shopping for Disney merch, having a pass allowed me to get a nice discount on my purchases. It’s pretty hard to walk into Disneyland, without ending up with something to take back with you, even as a passholder. So, the discount comes in handy!
The dining discount comes in handy as well. Disneyland has some amazing food to offer. As an annual passholder, you’ll have access to restaurants inside the park, which you would otherwise not have access to. You can make reservations for special occasions, like birthdays or anniversaries, and the pass discount takes a hefty chunk out of the bill, when it comes to more expensive restaurants, like The Blue Bayou, or Carthay Circle.
The moment you walk onto Disney grounds, the ambiance can immediately lift your spirits. The music, colors, smells, and general upbeat nature of Disney is contagious. When I was an annual passholder, there was truly no place I’d rather be than the Happiest Place on Earth. Disneyland makes even an average day feel special.
You can make the most of your pass like I did, by using it for date nights, playdates, or just shopping and browsing on your own. You can head to the parks after a hard day of work, or if you’re having a rough day. The possibilities are truly endless.
The bottom line is, you can’t put a price on happiness, and having consistent access to the parks is priceless. Disneyland was the backdrop of so many happy memories for me. I even told my husband we were expecting both our first child, and our foster babies at Disneyland, and the cast members always went out of their way to make these kinds of events extra magical.
There is nothing like experiencing Disneyland during the holidays, and you don’t have to visit on the date of the holiday itself, to experience all Disneyland has to offer. Disneyland has their decorations on display for a long enough time period, to ensure that as many guests as possible are able to take part in the celebrations. Needless to say, Disneyland goes all out for many of the holidays we love to celebrate. Decorations go up for Valentine’s Day and Easter, and there are photo ops galore. That being said, there are two specific holidays in which Disneyland really shines. Halloween Time and Christmas at Disneyland are beyond spectacular!
From the decorations to festive changes in the rides, to the shows, the food, and the music…Disney is the master of holiday celebrations. Walking down Main Street during Christmas time can take your breath away. It brought tears to my eyes on more than one occasion. If you’re like me, and you like to go all out when it comes to decorating and celebrating the holidays, Disneyland is the place to get you in the spirit!