Could Disneyland Resort follow Tokyo Disneyland’s new tougher rules for Annual Passes?
OLC recently announced changes coming to its Annual Pass program for Tokyo Disneyland and they should definitely start to change traffic patterns at the popular parks. Disneyland Resort in California raised its prices last weekend on tickets and Annual Passes and amid speculation that more changes and restrictions could be coming, Tokyo confirmed the following changes to their Annual Pass program. The below changes will be effective for those Annual Passports purchased on or after March 1, 2018.
- RESTRICTED ACCESS: All types of Annual Passports purchased on or after March 1, 2018, cannot be used when admission to the Park is Restricted.
- BLOCKOUT DATES: Annual Passports purchased on or after March 1, 2018, cannot be used during special operating hours or on the following dates when attendance is expected to be high.
- 2018 BLOCKOUTS: Aug: 12, 13, 14; Oct: 6, 7, 8; Nov: 23, 24; Dec: 8, 9, 29, 30.
- 2019 BLOCKOUTS: March: 28, 29, 30, 31; Aug: 12, 13, 14.
- Going forward, blockout dates will be announced in January, April, July and October at the beginning of the month for each subsequent three-month period, at Annual Passport sales and issuing locations, and on the Tokyo Disney Resort Official Website.
- SHORTER VOUCHER WINDOW: Guests purchasing Annual Passport vouchers must redeem them within two months from the date of purchase. Annual Passport vouchers purchased on or before February 28, 2018 are still valid for six months from date of purchase.
One of the biggest rumored changes to the Annual Passport program in California include varying blockout dates between parks. Currently both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure observe the same blockout days.