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It’s been nearly a year since Disneyland closed their doors because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and during that downtime, the theme park has announced that they’re discontinuing their annual pass program.
It’s a 40-year-old program that many of Disneyland’s regulars will be sad to see go. But that’s not the end of the story.
Here’s what you need to know:
Disneyland will replace the pass with new membership options.
Eventually — once the parks approach pre-pandemic attendance — Disneyland says they will introduce new membership options for frequent parkgoers.
Disney hasn’t shared details of the new memberships, including their specific timeline, but they promise “choice, flexibility and value for [their] biggest fans.”
If you’re an annual passholder, look out for a refund.
Disney says that any Disneyland Resort Annual Passports that were valid as of March 14 are eligible for a refund.
How much you’re owed is dependent on:
- How much you’d already paid toward the Passport
- Any refunds you’ve already received
- When the Passport was activated
Refunds will be issued to the same credit card used to purchase the pass. For more information visit the Annual Passport refund page or call 714-781-7277.
Passholders still get deals at Downtown Disney for the foreseeable future.
Despite not being able to go into the parks, Disneyland announced that Annual Passholders will still be able to use their passes to get merchandise and food discounts at select Downtown Disney and Buena Vista Street until a new program is announced.
Also, passholders will be able to get 30% off select merchandise Jan. 18 – Feb. 25.
Check out all the Annual Passholder offers on Disneyland’s website.
When Disneyland reopens, it’ll be reservation only.
Similar to how Walt Disney World is running things in Florida, expect to see Disneyland move toward a system where you can’t just drop in; reservations will be required. Which is why the current annual pass system doesn’t make sense anymore.
But when they do open, make sure you’ve got your Disneyland savings tips handy.