It was May. Since we had shut down the business and Ron had gotten a great job a few months prior, we were excited to think about planning our first family vacation in years. And of course, we thought of Disneyland! A place where all ages could have fun! And then we heard about Disneyland ticket and annual passholder prices going up. So we jumped before the price increase. We wanted to be able to go for the year (we’d done annual passes in the past and loved it) and not have any block-out days so bought Premium Annual Passes and we knew we’d have until Dec. 31st to activate them and start our “year of Disney”.
We were all set. I made reservations for a trip for the first week of January (we would activate them just before the deadline) and were so excited about our first family vacation in over three years. And Christmas at Disneyland!
(Disneyland will be dressed up for Christmas through January 6)
Well, in October, Ron lost his job. We of course still had hope we could pull it off… maybe just go down there for a short trip to activate them and plan a big trip a little later and still have most of the year to enjoy them. But we finally had to let the dream die. It was so hard after months of planning and Jaimee talking about going to Disneyland. But it just makes more sense to try and liquidate these so we can pay some bills and buy some Christmas gifts and wait to do the Disneyland thing when we would have the money to really enjoy it.
We have vouchers we bought from Disney online. They are PDFs that you print out and bring with you to the ticket booth at Disneyland. There are no names on these, just a bar code and activation code on each one. Once you get there, you give them all your info and then they become annual passes with an identity attached to them. Vouchers are how people can buy these as gifts, and then the recipients have no problems using them. So, no worries on that front. Once they are activated, they are good for one year. And as long as they are activated by Dec. 31st, the difference in what we paid and what they now cost won’t be charged.
Premium Annual Passes for Disneyland now sell for $649 each (regardless of age… price is all the same for APs and ages 3 and up need some kind of ticket to get in). We would like to sell ours for $600 each. Still a deal for you (you’re saving $49 per ticket) and a help to us as you can understand.
If you’re interested, please email me at scrapkat(at)gmail. We could also discuss the reservations for a hotel we have within walking distance… a two room suite for less than half of what the Disneyland Hotel charges! We could probably figure out how to get you that reservation too!