My wife and I along with our 4 kids plan on investing in Deluxe or maybe even Premium AP's this year and plan on visiting 5/31-6/3 as our first visit. I'm tempted to buy the Deluxe pass ($2814 total) or maybe even Premium AP's ($3,894 total for PAP's).....but our first visit has a blackout day on Saturday, June 1st. Our next trip is for the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend which also has a blackout day the Saturday of the event.
Here is where I need advice...would it be worth it to buy discounted tickets through getawaytoday.com for our first trip and then upgrade to a Deluxe AP on the final day (on 6/3). This gets me through at least one blackout day and one early entry (I believe). Then I would just buy 6 blackout passes ($70 x 6 = $420) for the Deluxe passes during the half marathon weekend. I believe this might still be cheaper than buying 6 Premium AP's outright. And then just work around blackout days for the future visits...
Or would it be more cost effective to just fork over the $3894 (6 Premium AP's)?
I don't mean to manipulate the system, just trying to pick your brain and see the most cost effective way to get a family of six into the park...quite the investment!!!