Disneyland Ends Annual Pass Program Amid Pandemic

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A new "membership offering" will be unveiled in the future.

Disneyland is ending its annual pass program, the company said Thursday.

The news comes as Disneyland has been shuttered since last March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“Due to the continued uncertainty of the pandemic and limitations around the reopening of our California theme parks, we will be issuing appropriate refunds for eligible Disneyland Resort Annual Passports and sunsetting the current program,” Ken Potrock, president of Disneyland, announced in a statement on Twitter.

The message went on to say that a new "membership offering" would be unveiled in the future. For the moment, it is unclear when the Southern California theme park will reopen. The Downtown Disney shopping and dining district reopened last summer, but the theme park has remained closed with virus cases skyrocketing in the state. It was announced earlier in the week that Disneyland would become a "super" COVID-19 vaccination site.

Disney, along with all the other major SoCal theme parks, made a major push last year to reopen, but Gov. Gavin Newsom would not budge.

In Florida, Walt Disney World reopened over the summer with new measures and restrictions in place due to the pandemic.