Disneyland invites select passholders to Candlelight Processional experience
by, 11-14-2011 at 09:35 PM (5450 Views)
A Disneyland annual passholder just forwarded a letter they received from the Resort, inviting them to an exclusive Candlelight Processional experience December 4 & 5, 2011.
The experience kicks off with a welcome reception and dinner at the Grand Californian Hotel the evening of Sunday, December 4, followed by reserved seating for the 8pm Candlelight Processional.
Monday morning (December 5, Walt Disney's birthday), guests attend a sunrise breakfast at the Plaza Inn, and take a pre-opening tour of Disneyland with Disney Legends and creative staff, including Dave Smith, Tony Baxter, Bob Gurr, Marty Sklar and David Caranci.
Event guests also receive reserved seating for A Christmas Fantasy Parade, and a tour of Walt's apartment above the Main Street Fire Station. The two-day event includes a one-night stay at the Grand Californian Hotel, and is $2500 per couple. Additional guests can be added for $1000 per person, but must share the same hotel room.
The passholder who received this particular invitation is a Premier passholder who has not visited Disneyland "in a while," but we don't know from this one example what particular passholder demographic Disney is targeting for this specific event.
After offering Candlelight dining package for several years, Disney went a different direction in 2009, creating a $275-per-person Candlelight event exclusively for D23 members. There was no dining package in 2010, save for the traditional reserved seating for Club 33 members and guests of the Resort's Public Relations department.
With what was reportedly a lackluster response to the D23 event, I can say I'm honestly surprised Disney went so far above that pricepoint when crafting this new package, but admit that there are some very nice, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in this offering.
What is your reaction to this offer? Has Disney completely missed the mark with this $2500 package, or is the experience worth the price?
We would also love to hear from other readers who received this offer - what type of pass do you hold, and how frequently and recently have you visited Disneyland?