The highest level of an Annual Pass for U.S. Disney Parks is the Disney Premier Passport, an AP that allows access to both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort every day of the year. This Annual Pass has zero blockout dates, costs well over $2,000 annually, and is highly coveted by Disney fans in the U.S.
But now, it looks like those with the highest level of APs in the U.S. are receiving refunds. Some Annual Passholders who have the Disney Premier Passport have taken to social media to report that they are being mailed checks as refunds for their Annual Passes.
Previously, Disney Premier Passport holders had received extensions on their APs, as Walt Disney World Resort reopened months ago. However, if you are a Disney Premier Passholders who opted to receive a refund for your Annual Pass and did not want to extend, then you should be receiving a refund by mail in the form of a check.
Some APs are receiving checks for the full amount of their Annual Passport:
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I just got my AP refund today via check. I assume they had to send our refunds by check since the Disneyland and Disney World systems don’t speak with each other. It’s for the full refund and not just the Disney World amount like I’d been told.
— The Disney Itinerary (@disneyitinerary) November 22, 2020
And those who opted to cancel their Premier Passes — even months ago — are now receiving their refunds:
I cancelled my Disney Premier Pass way back in August. The refund check just came in the mail.
— Jason Cochran (@JasCochran) November 21, 2020
It appears as though Disney Premier APs who are not opting to cancel and refund their passes are still receiving extensions, as Disney promised. One AP reports that they are receiving extensions well into 2021:
My Premier Pass shelf life was extended from May 23rd to December 23rd. Yesterday, Disney sent me my refund check for $28.35. Game over! Time to decide if my Disney park adventures shall continue.
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— robbybottoms (@robbybottoms) November 29, 2020
As Disneyland Resort remains temporarily closed for the time being — and without a reopening date announced yet — the mystery of how long Disney Premier Passports and other Disneyland Annual Passports will be extended remains.
The Disneyland Resort Renew My Pass webpage for Annual Passholders still redirects to an information page about the parks’ extended closure. This page — called Temporary Closure of the Disneyland Resort — has an entire section for Annual Passholders. However, this section makes no mention of the Disney Premier Passport.
More Information: What Disneyland APs Need to Know Now
If you are a Disney Premier Passholder and you would like more information about The validity of your AP and your options moving forward, we highly recommend calling the Walt Disney World V.I.Passholder support line at (407) 939-7277 or the Disneyland Annual Passport Member Services line at (714) 781-4567.
Are you a Disney Premier Passholder? Did you choose to cancel your AP and receive a refund, or did you opt to extend? Let us know in the comments.