Disneyland Resort Makes Annual Passes More Accessible and Affordable for Southern California Residents
Just in time for the holidays, Southern California Residents Can Now Purchase
Annual Passports through a New Monthly Payment Program
ANAHEIM, CALIF, December 15, 2008 – As Disneyland Resort celebrates the holiday gift-giving season, a newly launched Monthly Payment Program for Annual Passholders will make it easier for Southern California residents to have their own frequent Disneyland Resort celebrations in the year to come.
This new program lets Southern California residents enjoy the Disneyland Resort magic throughout the year with an Annual Passport, while paying in 12 monthly installments.
By selecting the payment option, Guests will pay for the cost of a 1-Day, 1-Park ticket upon purchase and will pay the remaining amount over the next 12 months, with no finance charges applied. For example, a Guest purchasing a Southern California Select Annual Passport for $134 would pay $69 at the time of purchase – with the remaining balance of $65 spread out over the next 12 months.
"Annual Passports provide a great entertainment value and flexibility for our Guests who make frequent visits to our parks throughout the year," said Jill Estorino, senior vice president of Marketing for the Disneyland Resort. "Through this new program, Guests can literally turn a one-day ticket into an Annual Pass for less than $6 a month.
"This program was based on feedback from our current Annual Passholders – and we're excited to provide them with this new option just in time for the holidays," added Estorino.
The Monthly Payment program for Annual Passports is offered only to Southern California residents within the 90000 and 93599 zip codes. All Annual Passport options are available through the program, including Premium, Deluxe, Southern California and Southern California Select Annual Passports. The program is available only at the ticket booths. Next year, it will be offered for online purchases.
About Annual Passports
The Annual Passport is an ideal and practical gift for anyone who visits the Resort more than two or three times per year. Along with admission to Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure, the Annual Passport entitles the Passholder to attend special Annual Passholder events, enjoy discounts at many Resort food locations and Downtown Disney vendors, take advantage of special rates at Disneyland Resort hotels, and receive regular updates on new events and Annual Passholder benefits through the exclusive Annual Passholder website, the collectible "Backstage Pass" newsletter and e-mail. In 2008, Annual Passholder benefits included exclusive opportunities to preview the new Toy Story Mania and Innoventions Dream Home attractions, the Pixar Play Parade and the one-of-a-kind, money-can't buy Disneyland Dream Suite.
Disneyland Resort offers an Annual Pass option for every lifestyle and budget. The Premium Annual Passport is valid every day of the year. Other Annual Passports have "blockout dates" but entitle the bearer to purchase discounted "blockout day" tickets.
• The $134 Southern California Select Annual Passport offers 170 pre-selected days of admission.
• The $174 Southern California Annual Passport offers 215 pre-selected days of admission.
• The $269 Deluxe Annual Passport offers 315 pre-selected days of admission.
• The $389 Premium Annual Passport offers daily admission and includes parking in the Mickey & Friends parking structure off Disneyland Drive.
About the Disneyland Resort
Located on approximately 500 acres in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney's California Adventure park – plus the Downtown Disney District comprised of unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort's three hotels are the luxurious 745-room Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the magical 988-room Disneyland Hotel and the "day-at-the-beach" fun of the 489-room Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. With 20,000 employees, the Disneyland Resort is Orange County's largest employer and a $3.7 billion annual contributor to the local economy. The Resort has welcomed more than 500 million Guests since opening on July 17, 1955. For detailed information about the Disneyland Resort, please visit www.disneyland.com.
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