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!