I'm having a small argument with my spouse about Disneyland, of all things. I'd love to hear opinions on the "value" of an AP if you live further than 15 min away.
As for the background of this debate....
It is because we technically qualify for the SoCal passes but we live roughly 1.5 hours (with no traffic) away in SD. Add in traffic, gas, parking fees, food, then the return trip, block out weekends....well, then the AP does not seem like the best of deals.
He does not like DL as much as I do. If it were up to me, I'd make the drive up at least once a month. He said he could only imagine going 4x for the entire year. And for 2 people for 4 trips, that still adds up to about $1000.
light food $40X4
In his opinion, it is a lot of money being wasted on something we can't enjoy properly. He'd rather save for a week-long trip to WDW...that would cost about $2,000. But in my opinion, it is a perfectly fine trade off. As long as we can enjoy ourselves at DL and DCA at least 3-4x a year on a random Friday, what is the problem? We both are lucky enough to have flexible work schedules and no children (yet). I also like the casualness of it all -- we could drive up whenever and stay as long as we wanted - as opposed to a full, scheduled trip. Both, of course, are very expensive choices for us because we're just a young couple so we're trying to think it through. What do you all think?