I am new here, and just wanted to throw something out there. The most surprising theme on this board is the negativity towards pass holders...everything from littering to line cutting to crowds to cussing is frequently blamed on pass holders.
I am a SC pass holder and have been visiting Disneyland my entire life. Rarely have I had a non magical day there. I assure you I cannot say the same for Magic Mountain, Universal, Knotts, etc. The clientele, staff, food, characters and experiences are almost always exemplary at Disneyland and DCA.
Oddly enough, I have always ATTRIBUTED this to pass holders. IMO the majority of pass holders are locals who treat the parks as an extension of where they live, and in fact are proud of it. The experience is more positive because the pass holders treat it like THEIR park rather than any old theme park.
Passes to any other theme park in SC cost roughly 1/7 the price of Disneyland. I can assure you that most locals do not shell out this much money to be jerks, but rather to have a magical time. In my experience, cussing, line cutting, etc. normally upsets pass holders more than anyone.
Yes...the park is FULL of locals...appreciate it!!