I firmly believe the SoCal passholders are the root of the overcrowding problem at the resort- Many of them meet there after work and take separate cars from their jobs to meet up and help clog the parking garage. Then they enter the park, maybe have a 10$ sno-cone and ride a few rides and go home. For those of us outside the LA Basin it's a much more involved and expensive trip- and yet OUR annual pass is much more unaffordable than theirs. I must take off 2 extra days for travel from Sacramento, pay for the hotel (4 nights) and I always eat at least once at either Blue Bayou, or Big Thunder BBQ- (30$ easily per person).Not to mention the $1000 we drop in souveneir money about 5 times a year. Granted, I could bring my own food and sleep in a cheaper hotel, but treating yourself to the best you can afford is part of the magic. But nowadays, Disneyland has become a place for the super rich to enjoy. Not what Walt wanted at all. I spend all my time either planning how I'm going to afford my next trip, or paying off the previous one. Does Anyone else feel this way or am I nuts? I truly feel, though, that SO Cal people are the root of the problem and that the rest of us should not bear the brunt of the punishment for it.
---------- Post added 10-10-2012 at 09:35 PM ----------
I Like THAT idea! Any Disney Execs listening/reading out there?! Take a lesson!