With no fanfare the price of the ultimate multi-park Disney Premier Passport went up $49 to $749! Of course it gets you into all Disneyland Resort and WDW parks and attractions 365 day a year. If your doing some price comparisons the Premium Passport at Disneyland Resort now costs $499 and at WDW it is $691 (all inclusive). I have excluded the resident specials and partial passes (which have too many variables) so when you look just at the WDW price, the Premier isn’t that much more. So you may ask, “Mark, where do I break even?”
One day park-hopper tickets at D/L cost $105 = 7.13 days break even
Three day park-hopper tickets at D/L cost $214 = 3.5 three day trips (10.5 days total)
One day WDW park-hopper tickets with water park add-on (just like the Premier) cost $175 = 4.28 days
Three day WDW park-hopper tickets with water park add-on (just like the Premier) cost $342 = 2.2 three day trips (6.6 days total).
Even if your a local and go to the parks just one day at a time but still want all the perks it doesn’t take very long to break even. If your from out of town and stay three days at a time after 3 plus trips you break even. So what this shows is if you plan to do any serious bi-coastal park visits and plan on more than 3 – three day visits this pass is becomes a good deal. If you plan like me on three Disneyland (8 to 9 days) and two WDW visits ( about 8 to 10 days) for a total of 18 to 20 days this year my cost with extra perks is $37.45 a day. Looks like I’m buying one.
P.S. Disney Premier Passports are available for purchase only at the following spots: Disneyland Resort ticket booths, Guest Relations Walt Disney World, and Downtown Disney at WDW. You cannot get them online!
One thing they forgot to mention is if the pass will work on February 29th. You know, that extra Disney day!