You’re too late if you planned to buy an annual Disneyland pass for Southern California residents.
Annual passes “are very popular,” so in an apparent effort to reduce crowd sizes in advance of a “Star Wars” theme area unveiling, there will be no more annual passes for locals.
Disneyland Monday stopped selling its Southern California annual passes, which the company also did once before in 2014 before reinstating the program last year.
Current pass holders can renew the $469 Southern California Passport, which allows locals to visit Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure about 215 days a year, but new ones won’t be issued, at least for the foreseeable future.
A variety of other annual passes ranging in price from $339 to $1,049 are still being sold.
“Our annual passes are very popular with guests,” said Disneyland spokeswoman Michele Himmelberg. “We continuously seek the appropriate balance that helps manage demand for our product and allows us to deliver a world-class experience for all guests.”
The theme park appears to be attempting to manage crowd sizes as it rolls out new attractions, including the much-anticipated “Star Wars”-themed area, Galaxy’s Edge, set to open in 2019.
—City News Service
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