The Disneyland Southern California Annual Pass is back
by, 09-22-2016 at 05:34 AM (7446 Views)
More than two years after Disneyland suspended sales of the Southern California Annual Pass, the popular passport is once again available for sale at Disneyland ticket booths as of this morning. Disneyland Resort vice president of communications Cathi Killian told MousePlanet, "Our annual passes are very popular, particularly the Disney Southern California Annual Passport, so we are excited to offer that pass once again, based on availability.”
The Southern California Annual Pass is $459, and is valid 227 selected days a year. The 2016-2017 blackout dates include all Saturdays, Thanksgiving weekend, three weeks around Christmas and New Year, the peak Spring break week, and a seven-week block starting the last day of June.
At this time, the pass is available only for purchase at Disneyland ticket booths. Customers must show proof of California residency in zip codes 90000 to 93599. The pass will sold online through the Disneyland website later this year.
Disney stopped selling the pass in 2014, citing the popularity of the annual pass program. APs who already had the pass have been allowed to renew it each year, but new purchasers had to select one of the other available passes. The current options range from the weekday-only $329 Southern California Select Annual Passport to the $1,049 Signature Plus passport, which has no blackout dates and includes parking.
When Disney ended sales of the pass in 2014, a company spokesperson said the pass could return when “renewal rates return to an appropriate level that preserves the guest experience.” It looks like the passholder census has dropped to a level to where it makes sense for Disney to put this most popular pass back on the market.