9) Discounts on dining
Even if you don’t eat every meal in the parks, it’s worth becoming an Annual Passholder for the dining discounts. If you and your family enjoy character dining experiences or other dining experiences at great Disney restaurants, the Passholder discount really adds up, especially if you have four or more members in your family. My husband and I always take our four kids to the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare inside Disney’s Grand Floridian. They love it because Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Mary Poppins, the Mad Hatter and Alice from Alice in Wonderland are all there to enjoy breakfast with us. At around $35 per person (it is so worth it!), our cost for breakfast before gratuity and taxes is $210. Our Annual Passholder discount saves us $21 on this experience alone. If that were the only dining experience we enjoyed, $21 wouldn’t justify the purchase of an Annual Pass, but our family—like so many others—enjoys several dining experiences each time we are in the parks, and the savings add up. Annual Passholders can enjoy a 10% discount at restaurants like ‘Ohana, 1900 Park Fare, Be Our Guest, 50s Prime Time Café, Chef Mickey’s and many other great eateries. There are even some quick service restaurants in the parks that offer a discount. If you’re not sure about the discount, just ask your server, or ask at the counter before you pay.