Disneyland, which has been closed for 10 months due to California’s strict approach to coronovirus safety, alerted annual passholders that it was ending the popular program, which was hard-core customers in the 1980s Had started presenting.
The Walt Disney Company said it would begin issuing previously issued refunds in the coming days. Annual passes at Disneyland ranged from the most recent $ 419 to $ 1,449 depending on access and allowances.
Disney declined to say how many people were nominated. The Orange County Register estimated in 2018 that Disneyland sold “hundreds of thousands” of annual passes in a year.
In part, the program is coming to an end as Disney expects pass-holders and guests of the day alike – to out-of-capacity by the time the attraction finally ends. Walt Disney World in Florida returned in July and has been running at 35 percent capacity since the fall.
In a letter to passholders, Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock cited uncertainty about the duration of the epidemic and the “expected restrictions around the reopening of our theme parks”.
“We plan to use this time when we remain closed to develop new membership offerings,” he said. He did not provide any updates when Disneyland could reopen.
Disneyland typically attracts more than 18 million visitors per year; An adjacent Disney theme park in Anaheim, California, draws 10 million. Total revenue in 2019 was around $ 3.8 billion according to analysts.