The temporary closures of Walt Disney World and Disneyland theme parks have left many guests wondering what will become of their annual passes. Disney is beginning to provide new answers.
Walt Disney World
Earlier, Walt Disney World announced that it would extend Annual Passes for the amount of days that the parks are closed. This extension was great news for many Annual Passholders who needed to reschedule trips due to the park closures.
However, Disney has now released additional information. Annual Passholders now have the option to receive a partial refund.
For Those Who Have Paid In Full
The Walt Disney World Website states that “in lieu of an extension of their passes, Passholders who have paid in full may choose to receive a partial refund for the theme park closure period. Information will be provided soon on how to choose this option” (Walt Disney World 2020).
This is wonderful news for Passholders who are uncertain of whether they will be able to reschedule a trip and are planning on canceling altogether. Disney will provide updated information on this option soon.
For Those Who are on Monthly Payment Plans
There is good news for Passholders who are making monthly payments as well. The website states, “Effective April 5, 2020, we will automatically stop and waive all upcoming monthly payments while the theme parks are closed. We will also retroactively refund payments made between March 14 through April 4, 2020″ (Walt Disney World 2020).
The site goes on to say, “Passholder’s regularly scheduled payments will resume on the Passholder’s regularly scheduled payment dates once the parks reopen. Please note, pass expiration dates will not be extended and passes will expire upon their originally scheduled expiration dates” (Walt Disney World 2020).
Disney also offers an alternative for Passholders who would rather postpone payments. The plan extends passes for the exact number of days of the closure period. Payments will end on April 5 and will be postponed until the parks reopen. There will be more information soon on how Passholders can select this option.
Disneyland is offering its Passholders similar options. Even though the park already offered Passholders the ability to extend passes for the exact amount of days that the parks are closed, partial refunds are going to become an option.
For Those Who Have Paid in Full
Again, partial refunds will be available to those who have paid in full. As with Walt Disney World, guests can elect to receive a partial refund for the closure period instead of an extension of their passes.
Again, more information on how to exercise this option will be available in the coming days. The KtP Crew will keep you updated when the news hits.
For Those on a Monthly Payment Plan
Just like Walt Disney World Passholders, Disneyland Passholders on monthly payment plans will have options. The website states, ” Effective April 5, 2020, we will automatically stop and waive all upcoming monthly payments while the theme parks are closed. We will also retroactively refund payments made between March 14 through April 4, 2020″ (Disneyland 2020).
Again, payments will resume once the parks open. Dates will not be extended for Passholders exercising this option.
Disneyland can also allow Passholders to postpone their payments. This option will pause payments until the parks reopen. It will extend the life of the Passport.
More information about all of these options is on the horizon. Stay tuned as we learn more and share it with you.