Disneyland annual passholders accustomed to VIP treatment will miss out on the biggest perk of them all: Priority access to purchase theme park tickets and make advance reservations for the reopening of Disney’s Anaheim theme parks after a yearlong coronavirus closure.
After blaming the death of the four decade-old annual pass program on the COVID-19 pandemic and promising to shower love on former annual passholders, Disneyland has left some members of its most loyal fan base feeling forgotten when it comes to advance reservations and ticket sales for the April 30 reopening of the parks.
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Instead of VIP treatment, APs have been left out in the cold like John Q. Public. Talk about a bad break up.
“Wow, what a terrible day to be a Disneyland passholder,” All Ears theme park park blogger Carly Terzigni wrote on Twitter following the Disneyland announcement.
Advance reservations for the limited-capacity reopening of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will be available to visitors with previously purchased tickets on Monday, April 12. Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 15. Disneyland announced no priority access for passholders to buy tickets and make reservations or any AP preview days as the park has done with other special events and grand openings.
The Disneyland resort appreciates the loyalty of Legacy Passholders and looks forward tocreating special opportunities for them once the parks reopen, according to Disney officials.
Disneyland is working on creating a special Legacy Passholder location after the parks reopen.
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The priority ticket access policy left passholders feeling like they just got left off the guest list of the “Light at the End of the Tunnel” party. Did the invitation get lost in the mail?
“Why create a Legacy Passholder program if you have no intention of providing any sort of benefit or perk,” Disneyland passholder Alysha Lorraine wrote on Twitter.
If 2020 wasn’t bad enough for Disneyland passholders, 2021 just keeps getting worse. Disneyland killed the annual pass program in January after the parks were closed by the COVID-19 pandemic for most of 2020. Now annual passholders will have to get in a virtual line with the general public behind visitors with unused tickets — something APs essentially had before Disneyland ended the program.
Once Disneyland and DCA finally reopen, passholders may not be able to get into the parks for weeks and even months depending on how quickly tickets sell out.
“This makes no sense. Like at all,” wrote @ethermac on Twitter. “Legacy passholders get no type of early access for tickets? Like nothing at all?”
The new Disneyland legacy passholder magnet available at A Touch of Disney. (Disney)
In January, Disneyland bestowed the title of “legacy passholder” on those who had active annual passes when the parks closed …read more
Source:: Los Angeles Daily News