How were you able to be this spontaneous living in Los Angeles, haha? Like even in the true glory days of annual passes, I couldn't be that spontaneous. Traffic was always too much of a gamble. I'm like this with USH because I can leave my house and walk through the front gates in 20-30 minutes but Disneyland always required a decent amount of planning.Because of spontaneity. Some days, I could wake up and decide, “Hey, let’s go to Disney today,” or finish work early for the day and be like, “Wanna go to Disney tonight for a few hours and ride a few things and get ice cream?” That’s something that could be done with APs: Being able to go if and when the mood strikes (so long as it’s not a blackout day, obviously).
Now? I personally don’t want to have to plan every single time I want to go to Disney days, weeks, or months in advance. Planning ahead because, say, a friend is visiting from out of state on a given day is one thing, but reservations kill the possibility and flexibility of just being able to up and go on a whim today because of having an unexpected day free or something.
That's a big reason why I went ahead and did Magic Key. I compared everything to my habits prior to COVID and between the cost, how often I'm able to go, and when I like to go, it was all basically the same -- definitely not exactly the same, but not so different that it didn't seem worth it. I'm excited to start using it.