Disney May Make Real-Time Adjustments to Ticket and Annual Pass Admission Availability When Theme Parks Reopen

In a recent statement by “Guest Relations” put out to the Disney Parks Blog, Disney has given us a glimpse into some of the operational adjustments they may need to make when the parks reopen.

The portion of the statement that is most interesting is one that addresses “real-time” adjustment of admission media validity such as park tickets and Annual Passes. Here’s the statement in question, emphasis added by BlogMickey.com:

As we continue to follow guidance from government and health care officials regarding how we’ll be able to reopen our parks and resorts in a responsible way, we may also need to make real-time adjustments to booked experiences, park tickets and park passes.  

With Disney scheduled to present reopening plans to the Orange County Task Force next week, we might get a bit more insight into their plans to limit capacity then, but it looks like adjustments to tickets and Annual Passes could be in the works.

If Disney were to use Shanghai Disneyland as a model, we could see the introduction of a reservation system for Annual Passholders to enter the theme parks. Looking at the Shanghai Disneyland Annual Passholder reservation system, Passholders are required to make a reservation for their visit, but can’t do so more than 7 days before their visit. The daily quota is in limited quantities and is offered on a first come, first served basis. If the reservation quota is met, Annual Passholder will not be able to enter the park, even if they are not blocked-out per the Annual Pass details.

Disney has not officially announced any plans for Walt Disney World as of publish time.

As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com for the latest Disney Parks news and photos. We’ll continue to bring you news and photos, where possible, through the Disney Parks closure due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will resume our normal coverage once the parks reopen to guests, whenever that may be!

Mike is the owner and writer for BlogMickey.com. Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks

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  1. Im a Rn from Miami front line worker. would love to take part in the soft opening of Disney. already use to wearing the mask required. i have a love for Disney since year it was opened. have come multiple times a year. its my reboot form the hard stressful job i do daily…but more so in need after COVID 19…IAm a annual pass holder…too i know we we have limets on it i dont care i just truly love Disney…..

  2. this is not in the contract that we made with them, if I cannot get in the parks on the days I want to go, then I want my pass extended for each day I cannot go in.

  3. So if I understand this correctly. Even though I paid extra for a premium Annual pass with park hopper priveledges I have to jump through additional hoops to even have a chance to enter a park. And even if I get into one park my park hopper priveledges are revoked?


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