Disneyland Pass: The New Disneyland Paris Annual Pass Range

For months and even years, Disneyland Paris AP Holders have been eagerly waiting to hear about a mystical reworked program for frequent visitors. This time has come, and it’s called the Disneyland Pass.

1. A Simplified Range

Gone are the existing passes and names, from July 19 the Disneyland Pass will be the only offer available for purchase or renewal. We met with the Disneyland Paris team to preview the new range. The main angle for the new product is to focus on what people really want and use: access to the parks. Some notes before we begin;

– AP Holders who are within their renewal period will be able to purchase as a priority from July 19

– Current AP holders will be able to upgrade to the new range from July 19 in person at the Walt Disney Studios Park ticketing desks. The cost of the remaining days on their pass (prorated) will be deducted from the cost of the new pass.

– New sales for non AP Holders will begin later this summer.

– Discount for disabled guests remained as is, 25% off for the person + 1 carer. Purchase on site only.

– The total number of passes for sales / renewals is limited. It’s expected a lot will be available but availability is not guaranteed and your desired pass may not be available when you are ready to buy, upgrade or renew. If it is not, you can still buy an another pass and upgrade later.

Here is the official chart from Disney with prices, monthly prices and some of the benefits:

Disneyland Pass Bronze

This is the entry to the pass universe. With 170 days per year, and absolutely no benefits it is an option for casual Guests who just want access. Note that the same rule as the former discovery apply meaning you cannot use it immediately. Parking is free with ALL passes. It’s €289.

Disneyland Pass Silver

One step up we have Silver which allowed you to enter most days except busy weeks with 300 days total. This pass features a 10% discount on merchandise, food and photo pass, free parking but that is it. It’ll cost you €499.

Disneyland Pass Gold

With Gold you get 365 days of access, 15% off food and merchandise (down from 20% with infinity), a free photopass and free parking. This pass is also now the ONLY pass to offer Extra Magic Time access. This is a big change that will reduce the number of guests during EMT. This pass is €699.

2. Reservation System: A Big Shift

ALL passes will still only get 3 days of reservations to visit the parks. However the availability is being merged with the entire park capacity. This means ALL Disneyland Pass will have access to every single bit of capacity available, there is no longer a distinction between for example day tickets and AP. Realistically we will have to see the effect in practice but Disney expects that as a result, Disneyland Pass holders may only encounter a few days a year where the parks are at actual capacity and even then, holders can book that day way in advance is they think it’ll be full. These days are usually during Halloween week, Christmas week, some summer holidays. When the park is at capacity, day tickets will also be unavailable so Disneyland Pass holders are treated like all Park Guests from now on.

Note that if you do not upgrade from the existing line you will still be subject to the current quotas and limits.

3. Removed Benefits

As you can see the list of benefits for Disneyland Pass is much shorter. This means some of the current benefits will end soon while others will last until the expiration date of your current pass.

– Billets Privilège: no longer available on Disneyland Pass. Remaining tickets on existing passes will be honored.

– AP Entrance will disappear for everyone on July 19

– Infinity Parking will disappear for everyone on July 19. It will remain an accessible parking during the current works and then be converted to regular parking.

– Free bag storage will disappear for everyone on July 19.

– Reserved Viewing Areas will disappear for everyone on August 1.

– Free stroller and wheelchair rentals no longer available.

– AP Room Rates no longer available.

– Discounts on day tickets no longer available.

– Extra Magic Time and discounts remain the same for existing passes until expiration. Note that only the Gold Disneyland Pass gets EMT access after that.

– Note that some special offers will be available to Disneyland Pass holders through the year.

4. New and Enhanced Benefits

4 AP Parties Per Year

The Disneyland Pass will provide 4 exclusive AP Party per year tailored to various seasons, events or themes. One Guest will be allowed with the holder. The first one will be on September 29 with sales opening end of august with a new reworked queuing system. The parties will be available to legacy pass holders as well.

Exclusive Meet and Greet

A location in Disneyland Park that has been emptied for a long time will be refurbished to hold a special meet and greet with Disney Characters several times a year for 3-4 weeks each. All Disneyland Pass holders will be able to reserve 1 meet for each period. The meet and greet will feature exclusive and beloved characters in a relaxed setting.

AP Pop Up Space

The AP space used for the meet and greets will also be a pop up space for sales and events. This will alleviate the need to use The Storybook Store. Note this is not a lounge.

5. All Digital

A key point of the new range is that it will be all digital, from purchase to renewal and use. The pass will be featured in the Disneyland Paris app (no Apple Wallet for now).

No physical card will be sent for online purchases. However holders who bought online can request 1 free card at the ticketing desks. If you lose that card and want a new one, the renewal fee still applies.

While online is the main and preferred way to buy a Disneyland Pass, they will still be available for sale in person at the ticketing desks, and over the phone.

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Actively involved in the Disneyland Paris Community since 2014, Ben is a founding member of DLPReport and focuses on our Twitter account, the Podcast in English and the group’s relationship with Disney.
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Cheryl Hoggins
Cheryl Hoggins
11 mois il y a

We’ve had annual passes for around five years now and this is the first time I’ve had serious reservations about renewing. What a shame.

Daniel b
Daniel b
11 mois il y a

This is not listening to your fans, this is plain ‘ole moneygrabbing, American style. Way to spit in the face of your loyal fans, Disney, dispicable..
With this increase l wonder what ticket prices’ll do in the (near) future..

Veronika
Veronika
11 mois il y a

I upgraded to infinity because of the perks of parking and luggage and now it’s been taken away before my pass expired. I get changing your passes but then only change the perks for the new passes and keep it for the current ones until they expire.

Douglas
Douglas
11 mois il y a

Four AP parties a year is just what I want! This is good right?!

Marieke
Marieke
11 mois il y a

I do understand that the prices of the annual passes couldn’t stay the same, but a 40% increase with loss of almost all perks, and then claiming to have listened to your most loyal fans, that’s simply bull…. Disney, once again, showing us how much they appreciate the annual passholders. Sadly, just as with Premier Access, people will still buy them. If not the current passholders, then new ones….

Tim vdB
Tim vdB
11 mois il y a

As a Magic Plus pass holder since 2015 I will not renew my pass. Completely removing the magic plus level and a lot of benefits just doesn’t make any sense to me. If I’d like to keep at least some of my benefits would mean a price increase of almost 100%.

Jonathan
Jonathan
11 mois il y a

The email I received promoting the new Disneyland Pass says that they have ‘listened to their most loyal visitors’ (we are no longer ‘guests’) in creating the new passes. I have to say it doesn’t feel that way to me. Prices for passes have now risen dramatically for fewer benefits and the majority of new attractions , which could have justified the price hike (and have been promoted for years) have still to materialise. This feels more like the now familiar Disney ‘dash for cash’, as guests are now merely cash cows to be milked for every euro, pound or… Lire la suite »

Mercedes
11 mois il y a

I was hoping to purchase my first AP this year as I’ll be on maternity leave with my baby. I’d been considering the Infinity which would now be the Gold but without the 20% discount, hotel discount, additional tickets, preferred parking, and the priority viewing spots for parades and shows, this just doesn’t seem worth it to me. Especially since the price has increased so dramatically with way less benefits. Looks like doing a package through Disney or Magic Breaks is actually more cost effective for our family.

Jonathan
Jonathan
11 mois il y a
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Can I suggest you investigate Puy du Fou park near La Rochelle or Eftling Park near Eindhoven in Holland – Both are magical places and still respect and welcome their guests with far more reasonable pricing.

Neddy
Neddy
11 mois il y a

Guess they gotta pay for the €2Bn expansion somehow. Won’t get any more money from me though.

Daniel b
Daniel b
11 mois il y a

Is there also a block day calendar available? Keeping this ‘hidden’ makes it even more devious to introduce it like this..

Geor
Geor
11 mois il y a

Hi! If you have a disability then its not worth getting an AP? Or do you get a discount on the AP purchase?

Jonathan
Jonathan
9 mois il y a

Perhaps it would be helpful to compare the cost of an annual pass at Disney World with the new Gold Disneyland Pass to see just what poor value the latter is. At Disney World the cost is 1367 Euros versus the 699 Euros in Paris, but at Disney World there are 4 parks with over 170 rides and attractions whereas Paris has 2 parks (some would say one and a half due to the scale and offering at the Studios) with a total of 50 rides and attractions. There are 2 distinct night shows at Epcot and Magic Kingdom as… Lire la suite »

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