I am a big supporter of abolishing the annual passports at Disneyland. The fact that you can go to Disneyland whenever you want makes the trip less "special" or important than going once every few years. It also allows Disney to be lazy with their entertainment offerings.
The fact that Disney has relied on the local crowd, namrely the annual passholders, returning to Disneyland every few weeks to see the new show, new parade, or new minor attraction is part of the reason why, in my eyes, Disney has fallen from grace in the past few years. Why would Disney build world-class attractions to lure in guests from all over the world when annual passholders return week after week and spend money on food and merchandise while checking out pathetic offerings like the Winnie the Pooh ride? We are part of the reason why this park has not installed an E-Ticket attraction in the last 10 years, like it or not.
As a teenager I went to Disneyland almost every week. Since, 18 I believe, I have not been to Disneyland in 2-3 years. As someone without an annual passport and no desire to see a lackluster tower of terror, a toned down 50th aniversery celebration, and what ever horrible shows they have running right now, I will not visit Disneyland in the foreseeable future. There is no need for the company to attract myself and others like me to their park with a whiz-bang and very expensive production from WDI. They can already count on the annual passholder crowd because they don't demand the high quality attractions that Disneyland was once known for.
Am I wrong here?