Disneyland Hints at Future AP Program, Park Tickets in New Survey

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Disneyland Resort recently announced that it would be ending its existing Annual Passport program, effective immediately. Former Passholders are still eligible to take advantage of certain discounts when they visit the Downtown Disney District and the partially reopened Buena Vista Street area in Disney California Adventure.

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Yesterday, Disneyland President Ken Potrock commented on the state of the AP program and noted that Disneyland Resort officials will be trying to “enhance choice and flexibility” for Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park Guests in the future:

“This is not designed to limit choice and flexibility. It’s designed to enhance choice and flexibility. People may say, ‘Here’s how I’ve always used it.’ People may say, ‘Here’s what I bought, but I didn’t quite use it and optimize it.’ People may say, ‘I have a different family structure or my financial situation is different. I would love to do it a little bit differently than I’ve done in the past.’ What we’re hoping to be able to provide is the choice and flexibility for all of those different evolving states.”

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Now, Disneyland Resort has begun emailing former Annual Passport holders a new survey that asks questions about future membership offerings. These questionnaires are meant to gauge what former Annual Passholders would be inclined to purchase once they are able and ready to visit Disneyland and Disney California Adventure again.

The surveys present a few possible Passport options as well as numerous ticket options, depending on how often you would want to visit the California Disney theme parks. Additionally, there are multiple different surveys being sent to former APs, so not every person who was a Disneyland Passport holder is receiving the same survey.

It also appears that the survey is slowly being sent out to former Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, as we can confirm that not every former AP has received it yet. So, if you are interested in exploring the survey yourself and you are a former AP, be sure to check the email that your Passport was associated with.

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Instagram user DisneyNews55 shared a screenshot of the survey, with the following caption outlining what is included in the version of the questionnaire that they received:

The #disneyland resort is currently surveying “guests” through an email sent out yesterday about the new #annualpass replacement program and options which they are currently looking into, once the park re-opens. And by the looks of it Sounds like ALL “Passports” would be reservation-based with the variables being how far out you can book, how many you can hold at once, and how many “anytime reservations” you can make. Three Passports are available. All Passports include discounts on merchandise and food. Some Passports also include special event discounts and free or reduced parking. The survey also includes a 3 Day Multi-visit ticket, as well as 1-, 2-, and 3- day tickets. The new passport options would be:

Passport Option 1 — $999 Adult / $809 Child
Calendar
Blockout Dates: Easter, Christmas, and New Year Holidays
Reservation Features
Reservation Window: 90 days
Reservations Held at at Time: 4
Anytime Reservation: 6 per year
Ticket Features
Blockout Day Tickets: 1
Friends & Family Tickets: 0
Discounts
Merchandise: 10%
Food and Beverage: 30%
Special Event Tickets: 20%
Other Features
Parking: 20% discount
MaxPass: Yes
Unlimited PhotoPass: Yes
Dedicated Entrance: Yes
Rewards Program: No.

Passport Option 2 — $1,399 Adult / $1,399 Child
Calendar
Blockout Dates: Easter, Christmas, and New Year Holidays, June, July, early August
Reservation Features
Reservation Window: 90 days
Reservations Held at at Time: 6
Anytime Reservation: None
Ticket Features
Blockout Day Tickets: 2
Friends & Family Tickets: 0
Discounts
Merchandise: 30%
Food and Beverage: 10%
Special Event Tickets: 20%
Other Features
Parking: Included
MaxPass: No
Unlimited PhotoPass: Yes
Dedicated Entrance: Yes
Rewards Program: Yes

Passport Option 3 — $999 Adult / $899 Child
Calendar
Blockout Dates: Easter, Christmas, and New Year Holidays, June, July, early August
Reservation Features
Reservation Window: 120 days
Reservations Held at at Time: 2
Anytime Reservation: 4 per yearTicket Features
Blockout Day Tickets: 1
Friends & Family Tickets: 0
Discounts
Merchandise: 30%
Food and Beverage: 10%
Special Event Tickets: None
Other Features
Parking: No
MaxPass: No
Unlimited PhotoPass: No
Dedicated Entrance: Yes

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Reddit user First_Revenge also shared a screenshot outlining the options that were presented in the version of the survey that they received. In the image below, we can see that there are three Passport options being presented as well as several ticket options.

Disneyland Annual Survey from Disneyland

We can also see another breakdown of the various questions being asked in the following Tweets by @imaginat1on — take a look:

Disneyland is surveying guests on potential AP replacements. Sounds like ALL “Passports” would be reservation-based with the variables being how far out you can book, how many you can hold at once, and how many “anytime reservations” you can make.

Here’s EVEN MORE of the Disneyland AP replacement options being surveyed… LOTS of different options. I doubt we’ll see all of these. They’re trying to figure out which features people want, what combos are popular and what we’ll pay for it. Do you like any of these better?

Keep in mind that at this time, these are just surveys being sent to former Disneyland Annual Passport holders. These are not the finalized offerings that Disneyland Resort will be providing, and all information regarding the exact membership and theme park ticket types that will be offered in the future is expected to be shared at a later date.

Currently, many Disneyland Annual Passholders are working under the assumption that whatever the new offering is, it may end-up resembling the Disney Flex Passport, which often required Guests to make advance reservations prior to their Disneyland or Disney California Adventure visits.

Flex Passport holders were, for example, required to make reservations on most weekends, which are typically busier at Disneyland Resort’s theme parks, but were often able to visit mid-week without park reservations. Passholders had access to a color-coded online calendar that showcased blackout dates (such as major holidays) and dates that required reservations.

This entire system was akin to the Disney Park Pass system that was put in place at Walt Disney World Resort when its four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — reopened in mid-July follow the Resort’s temporary coronavirus-related closures. Whether you are an Annual Passholder or a Guest with theme park tickets, you are still required to make a reservation in order to visit any of the Disney World theme parks in Florida.

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It has already been confirmed that Disney Park Pass reservations will also be used whenever Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are allowed to reopen their gates. No reopening date has been announced at this time. As Disney shared, former Annual Passport holders will be the first to know about future membership offerings at Disneyland Resort; however, as we are unsure when the Disneyland Resort theme parks will reopen, it is unclear when these new membership offerings will be finalized or for sale.

As mentioned in our article above, none of these Passport or theme park ticket offerings have been finalized by Disneyland Resort. New Passports and theme park tickets are not currently for sale.

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