On a recent outing to the Magic Kingdom, my wife and I found ourselves virtually alone in a group of 12 in that we were the only couple to not own Disney annual passes.
Some of these people lived nearby, while some lived in the Bay Area (NorCal), yet they all attended the park enough to feel that owning a pass was of some value (in contrast, my last visit to the park was 9 years ago though I find myself in SoCal fairly regularly). I was shocked, because, though I know some more than others, I wasn’t aware that any of them were such big fans of the park.
I also couldn’t help but wonder, from a statistical point-of-view, how anamolous this was–surely not everybody in the LA area can be annual pass holders, but maybe there are many more than I would suspect.
So, my poll is this for all Dopers who live within, say, 50 miles of the park: Do you have an annual Disney pass?
(I should also note that, of these 5 other couples, all were out of college–mid 20s to early 30s–and only one couple had kids, so this wasn’t about showing their kids a good time; this was a prime recreation destination for themselves.)