According to The Orange County Register, Disneyland has been revoking annual passes of passholders who buy park merchandise, then resell the items to individuals or online.
The Orange County Register states that this news is “according to observers and people who say it happened to them.”
The report continues that “observers say that Disney appears to have aggressively targeted these resellers, canceling their annual passes under a provision in the passholder contract that bans people from using their discounts and then reselling items they purchased inside the parks.”
Individual accounts, specifically those of guests who operated personal shopping businesses, can be read here. The article also discusses those referred to as flippers —“someone who buys items on spec and then resells on auction sites.”
The Orange County Resister contacted Disney for comment and received the following response: “Park Rules and Annual Pass Terms and Conditions are in place to help protect the experience for all of our Guests.”
Presumably, part of protecting the experience for all guests by such measures may keep incredibly sought after items from being purchased in large quantities for the sole purpose of reselling.
While purchase limits are often placed on items which Disney anticipates being exceptionally popular, often these limits are set per transaction (as opposed to per individual), and those with a goal of reselling may not be deterred by making multiple transactions.
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Source: The Orange County Register