You may have once heard the adage that Disneyland is a “local’s park,” whereas Disney World is more of a tourist destination. While Disney never releases the exact breakdown of their attendance, it’s not difficult to tell after just a few visits to the Happiest Place on Earth that there are a lot of Annual Passholders. Like, A LOT.
In fact, analysts suggest that Disneyland had upwards of one million Annual Passholders when the park closures began in March of 2020 and accounted for an average of 50% of the parks’ daily attendance numbers. Even if that’s just an educated guess, the fact that one million is a feasible approximation is bonkers! How in the world did Disney get to this point, and what could it tell us about the future of Disneyland’s most loyal attendees?