So I've had a chance to do the Christmas party at WDW, and I actually really like it and I'm looking forward to attending one at Disneyland. While I don't really care that much about Christmas-themed fireworks, and I've seen the Christmas Fantasy parade a hundred times, the big benefit is the lack of crowds. A lot of the rides are walk-on's, and big rides like Space Mountain are only about a 30-minute wait. Basically I look at it as you're paying more for smaller crowds. Sure it sucks for the people that paid full price for a day ticket only to have the park close on them at 6PM, but I fully intend to take advantage of the smaller crowds. I guess it's not going to happen until next year, but since I've decided to give up my annual pass, I will probably only go to Disneyland next year at their Christmas party. Depending on what the price of the ticket is, I may even go twice. So I fully expect to get a lot of hate for this, and I get that Disneyland is taking away something that was always included before and charging extra for it now without lowering the cost of the day ticket to compensate, and that does suck, but the park has been so darn crowded every single time that I've gone this year that I'm looking forward to being able to experience the park with shorter lines.
Let the hate commence!