As an Annual Passholder, my sole expectation is that I can visit the parks as many times I wish (excluding blackout dates) for a year. That is what I see myself paying for; essentially I pay a bulk discount for multiple admissions. And this is what I expected everyone to pay for.
However what I don't understand is why Disney Management seems to think that anyone expects anymore. I personally am urked by Management alienating regular admission ticket guests in the recent year or so by limiting certain offerings.
For example, just last night at New Years Eve, AP's were given complimentary Glow with the Show hats. What makes them any more special than a cross-country visitor who makes the trip only once every few months? The way I see it, once everyone pays to get into the park they should all be treated equally.
Or, what is the purpose of early admission just for AP's? AP previews? Discounts?
If the entire purpose of the 2001 expansion was to make Disneyland a destination resort, then why is Disney alienating those who are turing Disneyland into their destination? Shouldn't we all be equal?