Disneyland announces rare summer ticket deal for passholders

June 8, 2018, 12:29 PM · Just one week after announcing park-specific blockout calendars, the Disneyland Resort has thrown another change into its annual pass program. But we're willing to bet that no fans saw this one coming.

Disneyland is offering annual passholders something as rare as June thunderstorm in Anaheim — summer ticket discounts. Starting June 11, passholders can buy one-day Park Hopper tickets to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure for up to 41 percent off the regular price.

That makes the tickets $89, $99, or $109, depending upon whether you visit on a Value, Regular, or Peak attendance day. The normal prices for one-day Park Hoppers at the Disneyland Resort are $147, $167, and $185.

You only can buy the tickets on days that your annual pass is valid, and you must accompany the ticketholder into the park, so you can't use these as discounted blockout day tickets. And there's a limit to two tickets per day per passholder and tickets must be used on the day of purchase, so opportunities for APers to become discount ticket brokers will be limited. (You know some will try, though.)

As for those blockout dates, Disneyland is lifting a bunch of them, too. SoCal Select passholders are getting an extra week and a half before their summer blockout kicks in, with admission now valid on Monday through Friday next week and Monday through Wednesday the following week. SoCal APers get next Thursday and Friday added, along with Tuesday through Thursday the week after that. Deluxe passholders get next Friday added, too.

All of the extra dates come before the official opening of Pixar Pier on June 23. But since Disneyland crowd levels are pretty much dictated by the AP blockout calendar, expect much heavier than expected crowds next week and the week after as APers cram a few more visits in before the start of the summer season.

Replies (7)

June 8, 2018 at 12:42 PM

Heard Pirates is opening today with new Redhead.

June 8, 2018 at 12:48 PM

Yes. And they took out Davy Jones, too.

Today was my first big schedule conflict of the season. My son is graduating from the LA County High School for the Arts today, so I can't be in Anaheim to cover the Pirates reopening. But Natalie and I are heading down there next week, so we will include that in our report.

Comments from any TPI readers who are there today, of course, are welcome! Tag us on Twitter @themepark and @themeparkinsider on Instagram.

June 8, 2018 at 12:52 PM

Robert, is this because Pixar Pier delay? Yesterday, when calling for Lamplight reservation the hold music/chit chat state Pixar Pier opening June 30 now.

June 8, 2018 at 4:15 PM

Fresh Baked shows a new octopus scene. Interesting.

June 8, 2018 at 10:41 PM

I'm at Disneyland today, but I wasn't able to squeeze Pirates into my schedule. The queue was extended pretty far out into New Orleans Square, though the posted wait was 45 minutes. I saw Redd out for pictures all over the place today. I'll ride it tomorrow and post my thoughts on it.

June 9, 2018 at 6:37 PM

This is very generous of Disney, and a bit surprising, given all the complaints about rising ticket prices and perception that Disney is just a money grubbing corporation. Disney is also raising the minimum wage for cast members, maybe it's finally realizing that good will has some value vs. pinching pennies all the time.

June 10, 2018 at 5:14 AM

I expect Disneyland is too quiet for the money loving mouse in anticipation for the Pixar Pier layover and they decided to attract the passholders and their company to fill their park and bank account.

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