Seems like I've seen a lot of threads extolling the virtues of the AP because you can take the park at a leisurely pace, stop and smell the roses, etc, etc. Am I the only person out there who really enjoys taking DL on in commando mode? I love not stopping to eat. I think it's extremely fun. I love being the person who runs with everyone else's tickets to get FPs while they go shopping. It's just the way I am. Have been for the 14 years I've been going to DL (and I started at 6, which seems pretty late for a lot of the people around here ).
Is this a type A personality thing? I'm pretty chill about a lot of other aspects of my life, but I like doing DL full throttle. As I've mentioned in other threads, I got the AP because my boyfriend literally could not keep up with me for a full day at DL. I get this kid-like energy where I can sustain myself on pixie dust and churros for a full 16 hours and still be running to get on the last elevator for HM at 11:55, and the idea of going to DL for four hours and leaving with 12 hours left of DL high seems like a big cheat, not a good deal. Then I have DL energy and nowhere to put it. I don't want to go to DL and sit down on a bench and people-watch, either. I can do that at any mall in America.
Sometimes I think it's nice to make your day at DL earn what you paid for it. Being a non-passholder meant I could justify cajoling my companions into doing DL my way (and I think some of them even enjoyed it!)...now I don't have the excuse of having paid a high price and wanting to get my money's worth.
Am I completely alone here? It's not like I didn't see the little details when I didn't have a pass. I still went up to the wheelhouse of the Mark Twain, still watched Fantasmic! and fireworks, still went on the weirder rides in FL. Heck, seems like when I go to DL as a passholder, I only go on my favorite three rides and then jet out because it's already park closing. Back when I paid for a full day, I'd hit that lull around 4pm where I had already been on all the rides I considered really good and would end up loitering in ToonTown. When you arrive at noon, you never get to that state of "how can I have already been on everything...oh yeah, half the rides are in refurb" desperation.
Am I nuts or what? What's with all you people?