Going to Disneyland is always fun. But figuring out if you want day tickets or a pass can get stressful (and costly). Disneyland recently introduced the new Flex Pass. This pass works a lot differently than the other passes so it made me curious to see how it would work in the year. So I decided to get it and see if it was worth it. Here’s everything you need to know about the Disneyland Flex Pass. It can either be a great option for you or not. Let’s hash it out and see how it works.Is the @DisneylandToday Flex Pass worth it? Click To Tweet
What is the Flex Pass
The Flex Passport fills the gap between the lowest SoCal Passport and the Deluxe Passport. It’s $599 and has the option of monthly payments of $37.09. UPDATE: AS OF FEBRUARY 2020, THE PRICE IS NOW $649. This pass has good to go days, block out days during the Christmas Holidays, and the main thing, days where you have to make a reservation. So essentially, this pass doesn’t necessarily have year-round blackouts (except Christmas) you just have to request the days you want to go and Disneyland will approve it. Most of the summer requires reservations but after that only weekends do. Check out the full calendar here. It’s basically a more affordable pass that can give you an option to visit during the summer, unlike the SoCal and Deluxe pass that are blocked out. This pass offers 10% off dining and merchandise
How Does the Flex Pass Work
Disneyland’s Flex Pass definitely has a learning curve. There are a lot of factors to remember. You can make reservations through the Disneyland website or right on the app and can include anyone who is linked up through your account. You must click the day you’re attending and which parks you’re visiting (you can put both). Almost immediately it will give you a confirmation and will send a confirmation email. You will never have to wait for an answer. You can also only hold 2 reservations at a time in a 30 day period. Meaning, that you can only make a new reservation if you either cancel an existing one or after one of your visits.
Another important thing is that if you were to cancel, you have to cancel by 11:59 pm the day before your reservation otherwise you get a “no show”. If you get 3 “no shows” within a 90-day window, you get a 30 day period where you can’t make new reservations. Also, if you make a reservation for both parks, you will be okay when you at least enter one. You can also move one person from your party after a reservation is made in case someone doesn’t show up. When you get a reservation, you will enter the park as usual with your pass.
My Personal Experience/Thoughts
It can be a bit of a gamble. For example, as I’m writing this, Saturday, July 13 is already at capacity and can’t be requested anymore. Meaning you have to anticipate the days you’re going way before which can get a bit stressful. But if you’re a planner and have a for sure plan, it works out well. I saw a lot of people’s issue is that they can’t go spontaneously but it does let you request the current day as long as it’s not crossed out. So there’s still the possibility of going at the last minute. But again, it is a bit of a gamble.
It’s really easy to do everything through the app and I have had no issues with that. I’ve also had no issues using them in the parks for discounts basically it works exactly like the other passes. For the most part, I really do like it. I know I don’t go to Disneyland as much as I used to so I don’t need to have every day available. For the price, I would rather choose this over the Signature ones. This pass is good if you want the possibility of going during the summer and have the opportunity to plan ahead to choose when you want to go. But if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of making reservations, then maybe this pass isn’t for you. It’s all about how you want to make use of it. For the price it is, it’s not so bad.
This is everything you need to know about the Disneyland Flex Pass. If you have any questions, please let me know!
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