You're all being supportive. Where's my face punch?! LOL
My wife was raised with annual vacations to Disney, from a faraway state. She loves Disney. It is her favorite place out of anything. I think it reminds her of happier and carefree times from her youth. When she moved here, that was something she wanted to give her son. She wanted him to have 'magical' Disney memories. How much does she love it? Our honeymoon? Yeah, we went to Disney Land for something different. We did other stuff in California, but it was mainly about Disney Land. I won't lie, it can be fun. It is nice to know that you don't "need" to do anything if the lines are long or if the crowds are bad. We get free parking and a 20% discount on most things in the park (which is still over-priced). Sometimes we go just to walk the parks and people watch. I can get 20,000-25,000 steps in walking around the parks.
It's a battle that I might never win. I've accepted that. My wife had compromised on the most important aspect of it, and that is that everything is cash-only**. Our wedding and honeymoon didn't happen until we had the cash in the bank to pay for it out of pocket. That was a big deal, as my wife was the kind of person who thought nothing of taking out a loan or financing big events on credit. She's now on board with the saving first and spending later. It didn't take long for her to realize how nice it can be to not live paycheck to paycheck or even ahead of your paychecks.
I think it is a little funny that you've suggested taking a year off on the passes for a bigger goal. That's how I have got a "maybe" on cancelling the Universal Passes. We don't use them for much of the year, except for Mardi Gras because she loves to go see the live bands. I've got her on board for cancelling them after this year's Mardi Gras and we'll save the $75 a month and see if we feel it is worth restarting them. The benefit to her is that, if we restart them, we'll have the money to switch to the higher passes (free front of the line tickets after 4pm, free waters, free Horror Nights tickets, and a little extra). If we decide that it's not worth it, we can take the $750-$900 and do something special. I've suggested that we can use it to fly and see a friend of ours that lives on the other side of the country and we haven't seen in a few years aside from online video chats. She really likes that idea, because she says we should do it all the time but it hasn't been in our budget.
I really can't complain. I knew who she was when we got married. She's also not unwilling to consider my feelings and thoughts. It's just the annual passes she won't move on. But, I can find a way to bring in an extra couple hundred or cut an extra couple hundred in spending somewhere else.
**Cash-only in the sense that we have cash in the bank. We still use rewards credit cards, paid off in full each month, for the rewards and protections.