If you are an Orange County native, it’s likely that you have been to Disneyland several times. It’s equally as likely that you have or have had a Disneyland Annual Pass.
As an AP holder, you could enjoy your warm summer nights at Disneyland, watching the fireworks and meeting your favorite Disney character. Then COVID hit and that all changed. Since then, Disney has been trying their best to make a mouse head-shaped cake out of the pile of mud they were handed in 2020.
There have been many changes to their annual passes in the last two years, but the most recent change is heart stopping: They are omitting annual passes altogether. Yes, you read that correctly; no more annual passes. The days of running inside for a quick ride on the train through the park are long gone; you now have to purchase a ticket like every other out-of-town visitor.
But wait… not all is lost! We have a few ways to help you visit The Happiest Place on Earth and save cash for your Dole Whips.
The most inexpensive tickets start at $83 per day per person, which would be $249 for the three-day, one-park-per-day tickets for visits Mondays through Thursdays. If you’d like to go on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, the cost goes up to $299 for the three days (basically $100 a day).
If you want to park hop between California Adventure and Disneyland, there is an extra cost of $60 for all three-day tickets.
These ticket prices are good from June 13, 2022 until September 15, 2022, but are subject to park reservation availability.
For those that have already purchased the latest version of the Annual Pass – Magic Key Pass – and are in their renewal window, you can renew your pass into one of these types of multi-day tickets.
While you debate visiting Mickey and crew, consider the news that some of Disney’s nighttime light-up magical events have returned, including Fantasmic, Disneyland Forever, and World of Color. Also, making another comeback is a lifetime favorite for every Disneyland-loving kid and adult, the Main Street Electrical Parade. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the parade is back with a new finale inspired by it’s a small world.
Who knows if Disney’s tourist industry will ever come back to what it was before the world pandemic, but we know that you can’t keep a good Mouseketeer down. People will still come in droves to visit The Happiest Place on Earth no matter the hoops we have to jump through to get there.