DW and I were discussing our trip (again) and mentioned the idea (since we are at 8 days) of potentially getting an annual pass to save money. Now, using today’s prices (which will rise, of course), an 8-day ticket from UT would run $485, while the Annual Pass from Disney would run $905. This makes it $420 more expensive. BUT, with the 20% savings on most Disney purchases and 10% on most dining, plus the fact that it covers the Memory Maker, by my calculations, we pretty much just break even…meaning no real advantage. (The parking advantage doesn’t apply.)
I’m wondering, however, if there are any tricks or hints about the Annual Pass…gotchas, for example that aren’t obvious, or ways to most effectively use it to your advantage.
At this point, I think the only way it would really pay off is if we planned a SECOND trip to Disney (staying off set), perhaps in 2021 before the year is up. We were more likely going to wait until 2022. But then, is that really saving us money if we are going again sooner than we planned.
I do have access to JJT’s handy-dandy calculator, so I’m just curious about the hints/tricks bit if there are any!