I don't really understand the benefit of the new Premier Passport. I know Disney is saying that if you buy an annual pass for both WDW and DL you'll save over $200, but how many people do that? How many people are in both DL and WDW often enough to justify annual passes for BOTH locations?
I'm on the West Coast. So, if I go on a WDW vacation once a year and buy a seven-day, park-hopper ticket with the "Water Parks & More" option, I'm looking at $335. If I add on no expiration so I can split my days into two separate trips, it's $453. If I go really crazy and buy 10 days with no expiration, it's $556 -- and since there is no expiration, I don't even have to make those visits in the same year.
A Southern California resident can buy an annual pass for $215. A deluxe annual pass (for anyone) is $299.
So, really, the ONLY way this new pass is in any way a convenience or a money saver is if the following apply:
* I live outside of Florida or Southern California
* I plan to go to the resorts during blackout dates
* And I plan to go incredibly frequently to resorts on both coasts
Are there people out there that spend every weekend shuttling between Southern California and Central Florida?
Am I missing something? Under what circumstances, exactly, would this pass make sense? The way I'm slicing the numbers, I can get the same benefits with substantially less investment in several different ways.
Is the primary appeal the prestige of having the card? I have to say, it seemed alluring ... and then I started trying to do the math in a way that justified the cost.