Disney Scraps Its Annual Passport Program
Disney has been heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. They closed doors at all theme parks last year, and laid off thousands of cast members.
Now Disney has announced that they will be cancelling the Disneyland Annual Passholder program for all existing and new pass holders effective immediately. A replacement for the popular program has been promised, but is unlikely that it will come before we leave this pandemic behind us.
Premier Passport, another type of annual pass that grants entry to parks on both coasts, is also cancelled. Outstanding Premier Passports will remain active through March 31, 2021, for Walt Disney World theme parks that are still open.
All Annual Passes valid as of March 14, 2020 will be eligible for a pro rata refund for the unused Disneyland portion of their pass, details of which can be found on this Disneyland website.
Ken Potrock, President of Disneyland Resort, mentioned in the statement that Disney “plans to use this time… to develop new membership offerings that will utilize consumer insights to deliver choice, flexibility and value for [their] biggest fans.”
— Disney Parks News (@DisneyParksNews) January 14, 2021