I'm compelled to admit that I am a 2009 monthly AP. As a kid and teenager my parents could afford getting me a regular AP every year .For almost 4 years when I was a CM I had the ultimate AP (my employee ID). Then came student loan debt, home and transportation costs, and other responsibilities that come with raising my own family. I could not afford to spend a lump sum of money to get the type of annual pass that my wife and I wanted.. that was until the monthly payment plan came out. So after an almost 7 yr hiatus I am back in the parks with unlimited access and the freedom to do whatever I want, when I want AND I can share it all with my family. I couldn't be happier right??
I have to admit that this whole year was sorta dissappointing. I thought it would be great to be able to go to Disneyland all the time but it just seems like its always too crowded to enjoy after 11am. I must admit that it's a breeze getting food in the parks because nobody eats there anymore and there's never a line at the registers to buy merchandise and at the same time the fried Chicken has gotten smaller and overcooked and the affordable merchandise is not worth getting really. I look at my reflection in the main street shop windows, I see the look on my wife's face, and I can tell that we both are getting stressed out to a certain extent on park visits. So now I'm contemplating if renewing is going to be worth it. Is it going to be worth waking up at 4am everytime to ensure that we get the full 3-4 hours of peace before the crowds come in (I live in San Diego)? Is it going to be worth having to worry about finding a parking spot in less than 90 minutes? Is it worth having any worry at all??
Does anybody share the same feeling(s) that I have about renewing or do you think that I'm blowing things out of proportion?