Gustavo's Latest "Orange County Line" for KCRW: On Disneyland Ending Discounts for Southern California Residents!

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I'll be honest: I've never cared much for Disneyland. That doesn't mean I hate on the entirety of the Resort--I like the hotel workers, I own many cups from Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, and the eating at Napa Rose is simply magnificent. But the park itself? I've been exactly three times since 1995--two years ago with my chica, around 1999 with some girl from the rancho, and in 1995 with a group of friends and with a girl I went to second base with that was my second cousin--true story!

Of course, that puts me in the vast minority of O.C. residents, who love the park so damn much that Disneyland just ended discounts for Southern California residents. This was the focus of my KCRW-FM 89.9 Orange County commentary yesterday.


One thing that didn't make it into the final cut: I thanking myself and KCRW host Steve Chiotakis about not using any horrible metaphors using Disney names--no, that wouldn't been in the promo and in the title of this commentary. But at least I was able to work in the fireworks that exploded during the Anaheim riots last year-YEAH! Enjoy!


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Paul Jimenez
Paul Jimenez

Always liked Knotts better,price,food,games,staff,shows and make out places.

Dan Najera
Dan Najera

I don't give a fuck. I prefer the Wilderness over Disneyland.

Robert Ayala
Robert Ayala

80 percent of the profits comes from 20 percent of the suckers... What's next? Vegas strip clubs stop giving locals free admission too?

Andrew Nava
Andrew Nava

Disneyland can suck my fat Dick....ill take my chances at the Slidebar....

Sarah Acosta
Sarah Acosta

Be nice to Mickey! I buy the premium pass every year because my friends and family have them. It's a good deal when you go often.

Anthony Thomas
Anthony Thomas

I haven't been since.... 1998 I think. It cost WAY too much to go and won't go anytime soon. $87 just for entry and Gus is right, god only knows those Farmer John Hot Dogs are less expensive (not by much) at Dodger Stadium and I don't go to Dodger games either.

Katie Baroni Lassley
Katie Baroni Lassley

Well it was fine to offer it to us when their business was down but not that the park is doing good they take away the discount. To be honest I live 2 miles away and go maybe every 10 years!!

EA Prieto
EA Prieto

Disneyland being Disneyland.

El-vago-trago
El-vago-trago

90 percent of DL visitors probably come from out of the area if not from a foreign country.  The place is lame, why would a self respecting Oranjinero or Angeleno even go there when the mountains or the beach beckon?

Peyton Farquhar
Peyton Farquhar

LMAO. Disneyland is the most overpiced steaming pile of fail ever. Live next to Anaheim. I've never been there and never will be. #BetterThingsToSpendMoneyOn

Kanani Fong
Kanani Fong

Fine. I never go anyway. I think more people should frequent the museums, libraries and county, state and federal parks instead.

Brandon Mahrt
Brandon Mahrt

disneyland sucks unless youre on hallucinogens, anyway.

Art Pedroza
Art Pedroza

But they're happy to use our money to build more hotels and a streetcar system that nobody needs...

Andrew Nava
Andrew Nava

mein fuhrer disney!auf der zieg lieben!au,htung!zieg heil der mickey mouse!...lol i don't know if that makes sense but pretty much disney is a Nazi corporation lol

Steve Ross
Steve Ross

They need to cut their prices in half at least... crazy spending like few hundred bucks just to get in not including any food or anything...

Gennaro Tapia
Gennaro Tapia

you get what you pay for. knotts may be cheaper, but the quality of the park isn't great.

Marlon Spears
Marlon Spears

Disneyland has seen growth in attendance almost year after year for about a decade. Unfortunately the only way to keep crowds manageable is to keep raising prices. It benefits them because they make more and it benefits those that can afford to go with less crowds. It has nothing to do with greed, it's just logistics. If you've been in the last 7 years, you know there is basically no more off season for them...

Paul Lucas
Paul Lucas

How else are the going to pay for all the desmadres they caused in the elections and the killings by cops?

Luan Evans
Luan Evans

That's the point. They don't want you there. They don't make money off of you and you're taking up space an out of town family could be enjoying, less crowded.

Michael Moon
Michael Moon

The disabled depend on this, but why would Disney give a hoot about the people that put up with the noise, traffic, and pollution that their park generates?

Luke Armstrong
Luke Armstrong

The only way to get a discount is to work there at this point.

Preema De Vera
Preema De Vera

I've been told that premium passes will be hitting 4-digit $ mark this year? Has anyone else heard that? Supposedly all these moves are to deter passport holders and reduce overcrowding and prevent non-local visitors from being turned away are the gates on oversold beyond capacity days. There's been lots of complaints about that.

Gina Aspaturian
Gina Aspaturian

half the people there look like they can't afford clothing so i don't know how they afford to take the whole family.

Jeanine Barragan
Jeanine Barragan

They raise the prices, take away discounts, do they not want people to come to the park anymore?

Randy Myers
Randy Myers

Couldn't care less. Especially when you can get a knott's season pass for $72 right now. Disney is way over priced and way overrated.

M Annette Castillo
M Annette Castillo

Just wait until they see numbers drop and then guess what? They'll come back.

Manny Reyes
Manny Reyes

Disneyland, without a doubt, is THE most overrated place to go to in the country! With over priced tickets and food and lines for rides that continue to get longer and less faster than ever, people (residents and non-residents) shouldn't even bother going to this place at all.

Andrew Nava
Andrew Nava

imagine if these fuckin tourists just avoided it?...they are what keeps disneyland thriving like the mega nazi monster it is....zieg heil mickey mouse.....u ruined my childhood.....

Lisa Cope-McMillin
Lisa Cope-McMillin

I know when park attendance starts to weaken they will reintroduce this program, but seriously all kidding aside they are far too expensive!

Lisa Cope-McMillin
Lisa Cope-McMillin

I know when park attendance starts to weaken they will reintroduce this program, but seriously all kidding aside they are far too expensive!

Andrew Nava
Andrew Nava

fuck disneyland.....fuckin knotts is waaay better.....

Michele Jones
Michele Jones

What's Disneyland? that place that costs like, an arm and a leg to pass go? Nonsense.

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