Disney to sell annual pass good for all its U.S. theme parks
By Robert NilesThe Walt Disney Co, confirmed today the rumor that it would start selling a combined "Premier Passport" good for admission to all its' U.S. theme parks, at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California.
Published: March 10, 2010 at 4:09 PM
The Premier Pass will sell for $700, plus tax, and including admission and parking at all six theme parks, two Disney World water parks, and admission to DisneyQuest at WDW, plus subscriptions to annual passholder publications.
The passes go on sale at the parks tomorrow. If you happen to be one of those hard-core Disney fanatics who own premium passes to both parks, you'll be issued a Premier Pass with an expiration date of the last of your two passes to expire. (Someone out there is smiling at their timing on this one, I'm sure.)
The pass also includes food and merchandise discounts, but you can't use a DVC discount to get a lower price. Nor are there child passes at a lower price. Kids pay the same as adults.
As far as I remember, this is the first time that the Disney Co. has issued admission media to the general public that covers parks on both coasts. When I worked at Disney World, each summer and winter, we'd get free one-day, park-hopper tickets that were good at all the Disney World parks and Disneyland. We'd joke that someone with more money that any of us had could use that ticket to spend the morning hitting all the Disney World parks, then hop a flight to the LA area and wrap up the day at Disneyland.
Now... some folks out there finally will have a single ticket that allows them to do that. Airfare not included, of course. :-)
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