Universal’s Twitter accounts often enjoy poking fun at both themselves and at times, their competitor Disney. But this time, Universal may have taken things a bit too far.
Yesterday, January 14, Disneyland Resort announced the end Annual Passport program. As we have previously reported, Disneyland officials shared with Inside the Magic that over the course of the next several days, the Southern California Disney theme park destination will begin issuing refunds for eligible Disneyland Resort Annual Passports and “sunsetting” the current AP program. So, at least for the time being, there will be no Disneyland Annual Passholders.
The news of the Disneyland Annual Passport program coming to an end with a “new membership” opportunity not yet announced, on top of the 10-month closure of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, has left many Disneyland fans and Annual Passholders quite saddened by the unfortunate events that have been caused by the ongoing pandemic.
Typically, Universal Orlando’s Twitter account likes to make small jabs at Disney World, while maintaining a playful presence online. But now, Universal Studios Hollywood (@UniStudios) took quite the swing at Disneyland Resort with their latest Tweet.
Hey Pass Members. Yeah, you. We just want to let you know that we <3 you.
Hey Pass Members. Yeah, you. We just want to let you know that we ❤️ you.
— Universal Studios Hollywood (@UniStudios) January 15, 2021
Many have noticed that Universal’s decision to tell their Pass Members they love them the day after Disneyland cancels their Annual Passports has petty written all over it. Of course, this is all meant to be a lighthearted fight that Universal has picked with Disney on social media for years, but the timing may not have been right on this one, considering the recent loss for Disneyland APs. It seems like Universal Studios Hollywood is rubbing salt in the wound.
Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) even chimed in with a re-Tweet saying:
That goes double for you, #UOAP fam.
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) January 15, 2021
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It seems that Universal Studios Hollywood is not planning on removing their Annual Passes anytime soon, considering they just called out Disneyland for doing the same. For now, Universal Studios Hollywood remains closed for the foreseeable future due to Governor Newsom’s theme park reopening guidelines.
Do you think that Universal went too far with this Tweet? How do you feel about the Disneyland Annual Passport program coming to an end?