Disneyland’s theme parks are officially reopening TOMORROW (April 30th!!!).
So far, we’ve gotten a preview of the parks, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel has reopened. But one thing that we’ve all been waiting for more news about is Disneyland’s new annual “membership” program, and now we’ve got an idea about when this new program will debut!
Earlier this year, Disneyland discontinued its existing passholder program, and announced that a NEW membership program would be taking its place. We’ve been waiting for details on the new membership offerings ever since.
We’ve seen some information about just how many Disneyland guests were passholders previously, details about how Disneyland was considering adding a dedicated entrance for passholders, and more about what could be included in this new membership program in the future. But now we’ve got a timeframe for when the new membership offerings will debut!
During a recent episode of the D23 Inside Disney podcast, the podcast team spoke with Disneyland Resort president Ken Potrock about a variety of things, including Disneyland’s new passholder program. During the podcast, Potrock said “we had sunsetted the annual pass program and we needed to do that really for 2 incredibly important reasons. One, because of the capacity constraints…and two, because we thought this was a great opportunity for us to reimagine an annual pass program that wasn’t just built on the last couple of decades, but was built on how our guests and our fans wanted to use the parks going forward.”
Potrock also noted that they’re working on the new offering now, and that they’ll “clearly be launching something before the end of the year.” Potrock also shared that he thinks it’s going to be an exciting program and one that the fans will be responsive to.
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Were you a Disneyland Passholder? Tell us in the comments.