What I dont get it is, DCA didnt do well as a single park. They started out with AP for just that park and tickets and it didnt go over because when the park opened it didnt have enough to do to keep the guest going for full day. So park hopper was the best way for it all to work. We paid a high price for DCA and it not being a full day park. So didnt we pay upfront for the new additions?
Ive been an PAP since the 90's, back when the cards were laminated and we got perfired parking. I too use to do birthday and xmas shopping in the parks (which I now dont do). My husband and I no longer feel the AP are worth it, for both of us its like $1200. We rather put that towards a vacation and that is our choice. The one- two day park hopper ticket prices are getting to high in cost that Im not sure if we will be returning to DLR and thats sad. I have a lot of friends who are saying they wont be going. Until attendance drops significantly, Disney will continue to raise the price. The only way to stop that is to stop going, which I dont see a lot of people doing.