Disneyland shared a ton of valuable information today to those hoping to visit the parks following their historic year-long closure. Among the information shared included dates on when tickets will go on sale, as well as when guests can begin to make those required park reservations.
If you’re a Disneyland Legacy Passholder, you’re probably wondering what this means for your ability to visit the parks once they reopen. We wish we had great news to share with you, but it looks like things could get a bit bumpy over the next couple of weeks.
In short, guests who already have valid theme park tickets can begin to make their park reservations on Monday, April 12th no earlier than 8AM PT. Guests who do NOT have valid theme park tickets need to wait an additional three days, when park ticket sales resume on April 15th. At that time, those guests can begin to make their park reservations.
But here’s the catch — Disneyland totally wiped the slate clean and suspended their Annual Passholder system back in January. So all of those Passholders (upwards of one million individuals) no longer have valid theme park tickets (and they likely do not have extra theme park tickets laying around because…they had Annual Passes), which means that, as of this writing, they will NOT be able to make a park reservation on April 12th. Disneyland’s former Annual Passholders would have to wait until April 15th to purchase new tickets and make park reservations, according to the current verbiage on Disney’s website.
In an email sent out to Passholders, Disney didn’t even mention the April 12th date at all, and only mentions April 15th as when tickets go on sale and when park reservations can be made.
This is all a bit mind-blowing when you stop and consider just how many people Disney essentially shut out from grabbing those first few park reservations. Disneyland’s Passholders (now known as “Legacy Passholders”) are comprised of nearly one million people, mostly locals who frequent the parks every week.
But hey, Disneyland, we’re going to give you the benefit of the doubt here for a moment. We know that you have thought this through. We’re sure that you’re going to give your Passholders — whose tickets you revoked — the opportunity to buy tickets to go to Disneyland on its historic reopening day, right? Because you KNOW that those park reservations for opening day are going to sell out FAST…right?
Disneyland’s reopening day on April 30th is going to be a very historic and important day for not only Disneyland, but for the Walt Disney Company as a whole. So it would only make sense that Disney’s loyal Passholders are given a fair shot at the opportunity to be in attendance…right?
While Disneyland shared that a new replacement program is in the works, we are still awaiting the details of exactly what this program will look like. We can cross our fingers and hope that a replacement membership program is announced soon and we learn more about the possible “perks” that come along with it. But Disneyland’s former Annual Passholders may need to prepare for their park experience to look and feel a little different for now. Once Disneyland announces more details, we will fill you in on all the must-know information!
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