Earlier this week on the Outrunning the Monorail Facebook page, I posted the following question:
“Running/Disney/Krissy questions? I’m working on a Q+A post soon, so ask away :D”
Now, I did get a few questions – as evidenced above – so here we go!
We have annual passes to WDW, but they will not be good for visiting the parks during our Dumbo Dare Challenge visit in Disneyland….can we get discounted tickets to the Disneyland parks for either (1) being WDW annual pass-holders -or- (2) because we are running the 10K on Saturday and half-marathon on Sunday?
Great questions, Lori! Although both Disneyland and Walt Disney World share many similarities, ticket media, as you mentioned, is not something that is transferable. Therefore, WDW Annual Passholders are not able to use their ticket at Disneyland, and vice versa. However, depending on how many days you are planning to visit the Disneyland Resort, it could be worth looking into the upgrade to the Premier Passport, which encompasses all domestic Disney theme parks. Current passes can be upgraded for the difference, so take a look at that first to see if it makes sense for your particular situation. Also consider this – depending on your group size, it may be worth upgrading one member of your party to Premier for benefits such as complimentary parking at all parks as well as discounts on vacation packages.
If it does not, there are definitely still options:
- WDW Annual Passholders do not currently have discounts for Disneyland tickets, though this is always subject to change. Keep your eye on Disneyland’s official site for limited time offers.
- According to the runDisney website, discounted theme park tickets are available for purchase by calling 407-939-IRUN.
- And as always, do not hesitate to ask if other affiliations you may be involved in enjoy any other discounts! It never hurts to ask!!
Next up, Josh asked:
OK, I’ll shoot some Krissy questions at you then…First off, do you miss not living in Florida? Also, as you’re a good runner and writer, have you ever considered making a career of either?
Hah! Great questions, Josh! I will tell you what, YES, I do miss living in Florida! I miss being close to the magic, the weather and of course, friends that are like my family. I sincerely would love to come back, even temporarily, but as for now, I’m just going with the flow (like CRUSH!)
Second, WOW, I really appreciate the kind words! I really do enjoy running and writing so it means a lot to be recognized for that passion. I do hope to combine these hobbies/pastimes into a direction that connects them into my career – and working toward the Disney Parks Moms Panel is a pivotal part of that journey!
Thanks again, Lori and Josh for your questions! I enjoyed this opportunity to answer your inquiries and look forward to doing this again soon!