Ten months after Disneyland closed its doors due to COIVD, Disney Park has been abruptly closed Announced They will end their annual passport program and provide refunds to existing customers. A replacement for the popular unlimited pass has been promised, but is unlikely to be introduced until the epidemic arrives.
The Premier Passport, another type of annual pass, also cancels grants to entry to parks on both coasts, per WDW News Day, A Disney park-focused news site. Outstanding Premier Passports will still be active until 31 March 2021 to remain open Walt Disney World theme parks and perks, after which they will be canceled. All annual passes valid until March 14, 2020, will be eligible for a pro rata refund for the unused Disneyland portion of their passes, details of which can be found here. The Disneyland website.
More than a million people have used the multi-layered annual pass, which offers exclusive perks such as hourly ride times, special events, movie sneak peaks, and discounts. Loyal fans were shocked at the end of the program, particularly in California, where two theme parks — Disneyland and Disney California Adventure — have become daily or weekly hangouts for locals. Several Expressed his shock and disappointment on social media.
However some allowances still remain. Disneyland also announced that any passholder with an active pass as of March 14, 2020 can still get discounts on merchandise, food and beverages at open locations in the Downtown Disney District and Buena Vista Street. There is also a 30% discount on select merchants from February 25 to some specialty stores, Monday to Thursday. According to the los angeles times.
When a new annual pass program can be reintroduced, or whether it will have similar allowances, remains uncertain. The California theme park may reopen once COVID transmission rates reach the minimum level, at which point the capacity of the park will be limited to 25%, and there is a possibility that reservations will be required. Meanwhile, Disneyland’s idle parking lot will be put to good use as Orange County First mass vaccination site.