When the COVID-19 pandemic stopped the world in its tracks, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort were not exempt.
Everything stopped at first, and even when operations resumed at both Resorts, things were entirely different. From mask policies to social distancing to Annual Pass sales.
Both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort typically sell Annual Passes in waves, stopping and resuming depending on availability and demand. But Walt Disney World Resort specifically has yet to resume sales of any Annual Pass other than the first tier, causing many fans to become disappointed.
Over in Disneyland Paris, however, things have stopped entirely. As of March 29, Disneyland Paris suspended the sales of Annual Passes.
The Walt Disney Company explain why they are suspending Annual Pass sales in an announcement on the official Disneyland Paris website, which reads:
We are always listening to our guests and continually strive to bring new experiences and develop new products which deliver choice, flexibility and value for our Annual Passholders.
We are currently developing a new product range for our most frequent visitors based on the valuable feedback our Passholders have given us and as a result we are pausing sales of new Annual Passes. Therefore our Annual Passes are now only available for renewals for individuals who currently have a valid Annual Pass.
We look forward to sharing more with you later this year. In the meantime, if you are already an Annual Passholder, you may continue to use and renew your existing Pass.
Although Guests who already own Disneyland Paris Annual Passes can renew for free, it doesn’t seem like they are able to upgrade their tiers.
Not only that, but Guests who were planning on buying an Annual Pass are no longer able to do so.
As for the new system Disneyland Paris plans on implementing to replace the Annual Pass system, only time will tell whether it’s convenient, successful, and most importantly, worth the cost.