Go ahead…call me a dork. Call me crazy. Call me what you will, but I have been waiting a year to write this post.
As you may recall (from this post) or as you may have gathered from my many Disney-related Facebook statuses and blog posts, I purchased a Disney Annual Pass last November. Now…what you may not know about this pass is that I paid $330 of it using Disney Dollars from my Disney Rewards Visa, which means only $30-ish came out of my pocket for the pass. Isn’t that wonderful? Disney really IS the happiest place on earth.
But…that’s not what I’ve been waiting a year to write about. Oh no…that’s not what makes me dorky or crazy…but this is…
So…throughout my 365 days as an Annual Passholder, I kept track of all my Disney visits that required the use of my pass. Yep, that’s right. I kept track of all of them in my trusty iCal (thanks, MacBook). But here’s why…of course I knew it was more logical to buy a pass than a one-day ticket, but I just really wanted to see what I was getting for my money (or Visa’s…which was mine too).
And…here’s how it breaks out…
- Trips to Magic Kingdom: 7 (Hours: 34)
- Trips to EPCOT: 8 (Hours: 25)
- Trips to MGM: 11 (Hours: 38)
- Trips to Animal Kingdom: 1 (Hours: 4)
Looks like in one year, I visited some portion of Mickey’s house 27 times, totaling 101 hours. (And it’s now obvious to everyone else which park I’m not so much a fan of.) So, that means out of my pocket, I paid $1.11 for each visit. Or, I paid $0.30 per hour. (Even if I had paid full price, out of pocket for my pass that would have been $13.33 per visit, or $3.56 per hour.)
And, let’s not forget about the costs for parking. It’s $14 a day! Granted, I sometimes went to more than one park per day, that’s a “savings” of over more than $350!
So….yes…call me a dork. Call me crazy. Call me what you will, but I am thrilled to have had that Annual Pass this year. I got to take Paul more times than he can count (probably literally) and also got to spend time with friends from out of town. It was well worth it. So much so that I’ve renewed for another 15 months! Yay for Mickey! 🙂