The Disneyland annual pass program will no longer be available because of the pandemic, Disneyland resort has decided that annual pass holders will not have automatic access once the theme park reopens.
According to an L.A Times article, “Walt Disney Co. is looking ahead to operating the parks at a reduced, reservation-only capacity when California lets them reopen.” However, if annual pass holders have kept their pass after the closing of the theme park they will receive refunds. Disneyland is offering annual pass holders discounts at Downtown Disney restaurants and shopping areas. In some stores they will receive a 30% discount Monday through February 25, 2021.
Ken Potrock, president of Disneyland Resort said in a statement, “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,” He said the park will be developing a new membership structure but did not mention when that would occur.
Like many other businesses, Disneyland has laid off their employees and has lost money. The theme park will not be opening anytime soon because of the amount of rising COVID cases. In order for Disneyland park in Anaheim to consider reopening citizens need to take precautions to help prevent the spread of the virus and it also depends on how quick the distribution of the vaccine is.
Citizens are now able to get vaccinated at one of Disneyland Resort’s parking structures and is considered as Orange County’s first “super” distribution site. Many citizens have gone to get vaccinated this week.