Is Disneyland Ignoring Legacy Passholders?

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The Disneyland Resort recently revealed their reservation system that will come into place when ticket purchasing begins for Disneyland’s reopening.  On April 12, Guests who held valid park tickets before the park was forced to shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be able to reserve a park reservation.

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On April 15, Guests without park tickets will be able to go online, purchase their theme park tickets and then make a park reservation.  The park will officially open back up on April 30, with select attractions and restaurants for Guests to take advantage of.

However, there was one group noticeably left out of the new Disneyland system, Legacy Passholders.

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Back in January 2021, Disneyland Annual Passholders received an email saying that Disney was “sunsetting” the current Disneyland Annual Passport program.  There were no updates on when Disneyland would be relaunching an Annual Pass program or what it would look like.

As of today, Disneyland Annual Passholders are now called Legacy Passholder.  Legacy Passholders can go to Downtown Disney and Touch of Disney, if they have a valid ticket, and show their Legacy Passholder status, which has been uploaded on to their Disneyland account, to receive their Passholder discount.

Legacy Passholders who buy theme park tickets will also be able to use their pass discount in the parks when they reopen.  The discounts will be available until a new Passholder program is announced.

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With Disneyland now beginning to sell tickets for their park reopening, Legacy Passholders have been wondering why they were left out of the advance ticket sales.

On April 12, reservations are available for Guests who held valid theme park tickets.  Technically, that should include Legacy Passholders.  A valid Annual Pass counted as a ticket before the shutdown.  However, Disney stopped the pass program and took away what was a ticket, now Legacy Passholders are considered “Guests without park tickets”.

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Legacy Passholders are not able to purchase theme park tickets early (as mentioned, they have to purchase tickets at the same time as the general public), but other Disney fans are not able to purchase tickets at all.  Guests who held valid park tickets, but live out of state, are unable to buy tickets.

Disneyland is currently only allowing Guests who live in-state to buy tickets based on California theme park guidelines issued by the California Department of Public Health.  The only Legacy Passholders who will be able to purchase theme park tickets, for the time being, are the ones who are considered California residents.

There is currently no word from Disney on whether Legacy Passholders will receive any ticketing benefits or any further benefits at all once the parks reopen.

For more information on the Disneyland Resort reopening, Guests can visit Disneyland’s official website.

Are you a Legacy Passholder?  How do you feel about Disney’s ticketing plan?  Let us know in the comments!

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