Disney has revealed some exciting news regarding future attendance at the Disneyland Resort parks. Annual Passholders will now be able to purchase a totally different kind of pass called the Flex Pass.
The pass will greatly impact and curtail the amount of people entering the parks on a given day. However the pass will also provide more flexibility to Passholders. Hence there term Flex Pass.
What is Flex Pass?
The Flex Passport is the new Disneyland Resort passholder option that creates flexibility in block out dates. The way it works is with a series of availability types including green “good to go” dates, gray blockout dates, and a larger number of blue flex dates, which require you to make a reservation.
Flex Passports are the base level pass that you can get and other pass holder options are still currently available.
Benefits of Flex Pass
Flex Pass comes with the usual benefits of any Disneyland annual passport. You still get invites to exclusive events and special discounts on food, merchandise, events and guided tours. In addition, the price of the Flex Pass is only $599 which is super inexpensive.
Because of the flex option, you also benefit from limited blockout dates. Because of the cap on availability for dates requiring a reservation, guests benefit from better crowd management. There are those green dates when you can go to Disneyland or Disney’s California Adventure any time without a reservation.
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Drawbacks of Flex Pass
Disneyland’s Flex Passport is not without its drawbacks. There are some limitations and even penalties associated with the card. It is the least expensive pass by quite a bit, so weigh this in as you make your decision to purchase. One of the drawbacks is that reservation only dates are limited within a thirty day period.
You can still go to Disneyland Resort on any of the open dates; but you can only reserve two dates within a thirty day window. You can also only reserve dates within thirty days. If you want to reserve another date soon after your second reservation, you must wait for the first reservation date to pass.
There is also a penalty if you do not show up for your reservation and you fail to cancel the day prior. You can do this twice in a row with no penalty, but if you do it three times within ninety days, you will be suspended from making further reservations for thirty days.