Disneyland Will Be Ending Annual Passholder Program

Disneyland Resort closed in March 2020 due to the global health crisis, and still has not reopened.

Disneyland Resort

During this time, Disneyland Annual Passholders have been able to put their passes on pause, or receive a refund instead. However, now we have big news regarding Annual Passes for Disneyland Resort.

Disneyland Resort has announced that they will be ending their current Annual Passholder program. Currently, Disney is developing new membership options that will be announced at a later time.

Disneyland ©Disney

In a statement, Ken Potrock, President of Disneyland Resort, said, ““We want to thank our Annual Passholders for their understanding during this closure period. Due to the continued uncertainty of the pandemic and limitations around the reopening of our California theme parks, we will be issuing appropriate refunds for eligible Disneyland Resort Annual Passports and sunsetting the current program.  We are currently developing new membership offerings that will utilize consumer insights to deliver choice, flexibility and value for our biggest fans.”

Red Car Trolley at Disney California Adventure

Over the course of the next several days, Disney will begin processing refunds for eligible Disneyland Resort Annual Passports. Passholders who held active Passports as of March 14th, 2020 will still be able to receive applicable discounts on merchandise and food & beverages at select Downtown Disney District and Buena Vista Street locations up until new membership offerings are announced.

Standby line for World of Disney at Downtown Disney

Additionally, from January 18th to February 25th, these eligible Passholders can receive 30% off on select merchandise at Downtown Disney District and Buena Vista Street from Mondays through Thursdays.

Pin Traders in Downtown Disney

As for Premier Passholders , they will be able to use Walt Disney World theme park access and V.I.PASSHOLDER perks until March 31st. After that, Premier Passholder will need to renew into Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passes through April 30th if they would like to keep access to Disney World entry.

Disney World Annual Passholder Entrance

We will continue to keep you updated with all of the latest, including any further developments.

What do you think of the announcement? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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5 Replies to “Disneyland Will Be Ending Annual Passholder Program”

  1. Wonder if this same concept is happening at Disney World: I tried to look into purchasing Florida Resident Annual Passes for my wife and myself because of the 50 Year Magic Kingdom Anniversary. The Disney rep I chatted with responded annual passes are currently on-hold but to check back (this was going to be a Christmas present for my wife.) I’ve tried many times since then but still no word.

  2. We’ll see how it goes, but usually terms like choice, flexibility and value translate to confusing options with the one people really want is expensive and what existed before now costs more.
    But, good on them for the refunding, etc., I’ll give them that.

  3. When one door closes…another one opens.
    We were happy to wait out the pandemic and get back on track with pass program. But, I guess we will hope for the best and see you there

  4. This is big news… but it kinda makes sense. I am not a holder as we live in the Seattle area, but with the cost of the pass, and all the restrictions in Cali. Disney would not be able to provide the benefits of being a pass holder. they will probably offer something in a modified way. its sad in any way… we did get there at the beginning of Feb, right before things closed. was hoping to go again at the end of this year but… dont think that will happen… Keep the Magic alive in your hearts… May the Force be with us all.

  5. Great news! The parks are too crowded because of the LA area. Lower the price to get into the parks so it is not so expensive for some families. Then let everyone pay that wants to go to the park. People would come and it would become more of a destination park again.