Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Feb 24, 2012
    Chase from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Going to Disneyland on Dec 15th 2012 (2 days) and then we are traveling with family to Disney World in October 2013(7-9 days). Is it cost effective to purchase the Preimuim Passport for us three in late October 20 2012 for entrance to both DLR and WDW?

    Hi Chase and thanks for the question!  I am the proud holder of a Disney Premier Passport and I absolutely love having the freedom to visit Disney Parks on both coasts any time the magic calls!

    In my situation, I upgraded to the Disney Premier Passport from a Disneyland Premium Annual Passport, and since I frequent both resorts, my Premier Passport has paid for itself over and over again.  I think it really boils down to what will work best for your family.  How often do you plan to visit the parks?  Will you be traveling to Walt Disney World on a vacation package?  I ask these questions because there are many different factors involved in determining whether or not upgrading to a Premier Passport will be cost effective in your unique situation.

    If you ONLY plan to visit Disneyland in December 2012 and ONLY plan to visit WDW in October 2013, then I'd say purchasing individual tickets will be more cost effective.  If you plan to visit Disneyland a few more times throughout the year, then it would be financially lucrative to upgrade a Disneyland Annual Pass to a Premier Passport at some point before your WDW vacation.  Another point to consider, is that there is no "child" rate on the Premier Passport, so it may be more cost effective to purchase a park ticket for your child depending on how often you visit!

    If you go ahead and purchase a DL AP in October, you will able to use the face value of those APs toward the purchase of your Disney Premier Passports.  That is what we did and it has saved us so much money!  We visit Disneyland once a month or so, plus Disney World a few times annually, and as I said earlier, it has literally paid for itself!  Take a look at the current ticket prices and available packages for the time of your vacation and consider all of the options and choose the one that works best for your situation!

    Best Wishes,

    Amanda F. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, California

Greetings from California! I am here to help make your visit to the Disney Parks as pixie-dusted as possible! As a regular to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, I am ready to put my coast-to-coast Disney Parks knowledge to work for YOU! Learn More About Amanda

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