I have no idea. I’ve only been to Disney once—when I took my young children so I don’t know what is or is not available. I don’t plan to go again; I’m not a big fan of large crowds, long lines, traffic, and high food prices. I’m really not a grinch!
I’m not familiar with this guy … but before COVID there was this old asian guy that was there nearly every day. He was so well known because he would walk around and exhuberantly say “HELLO” to all the cast members and anyone else that’d make eye contact. 25 years from how, that could totally be me.
He became a legend for the cast members, who all loved his greetings. I don’t think he’s been coming since COVID. I hope he’s alright.
They don’t prohibit certain types of passes just because you live in Southern California. For a time (not sure if they still do), they did offer a Southern Californian pass that was cheaper and much more limited that you could only get if you lived in the region. But you could still get whatever pass you wanted if you desired a higher level.