Friday, 3 March 2017

Counting Down to Disneyland Paris' 25th Anniversary 4: The New Annual Passes



There was a Twitter storm last Monday night at 11pm UK time, when it was revealed that there were some new Disneyland Paris Annual Passes coming into effect as of 29th March this year, so I decided to add as much information as I can here about the new passes, the benefits of each one, and my personal thought on each one. So here we go.

Discovery
Ok so the first new pass is the Discovery. This is the cheapest pass at 139 euros, or a 55 euro deposit and 8 euros a month. This pass allows you admittance 150 days of the year, and you can add parking for 40 euros. I think that the loss of any sort of discounts is a bit disappointing with this pass, as for it's current equivalent (the Classic) there is a discount on hotels, shops, restaurants and photopass. I still think it is excellent value for money though, as your park days are pretty much free after the first two days you use it. There has been no word on the two blackout at the start of buying the pass, but I assume that that will be the same as the Classic.

Magic Flex
The next pass is the Magic Flex. This pass costs 189 euros, or a 55 euro deposit and 13 euros a month. This pass allows you admittance to the park for 300 days of the year (I know, double the days for an extra 50 euros), parking is included, and you get 10% off in shops, 40% off hotels, and 10% off park tickets. You can add the annual photopass for 55 euros. I think this is a brilliant pass money-wise, as the payments are so cheap and you still get some benefits.

Magic Plus
The next pass (and the pass with the nicest coloured card) is the Magic Plus. This pass costs 249 euros, or a 55 euro deposit and 18 euros a month. This pass allows you admittance to the park 350 days a year, parking is included, and you get 10% off in shops, 40% off hotels, 10% off restaurants, 20% off the price of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, 10% off at Golf Disneyland Paris and Disney Store, privilege park tickets for 39 euros, an annual pass holder entrance to the park, Extra Magic Hours, Special Events, free stroller rental, luggage storage, and wheelchair rental, and a non-alcoholic cocktail free at restaurants. You can add photopass for 49 euros. I think this pass is brilliant, the value for money is excellent, and I really don't mind about the 15 blackout days, as I think this pass is amazing.

Infinity
Finally, we have the newest pass, the Infinity. This pass costs 399 euros, or a 55 euro deposit and 32 euros a month. This pass allows you entrance to the park for the full 365 days of the year, and you get (deep breath) free privilege parking, 20% off shops, 50% off hotels, 20% off park tickets, free photopass, 15% off restaurants, 20% off Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, 10% off Golf Disneyland Paris and Disney Store, 15% off breakfast with the characters, privilege park tickets for 35 euros, an annual pass holder entrance to the park, Extra Magic Hours, priority registrations for special events, free stroller rental, luggage storage, and wheelchair rental, a non-alcoholic cocktail free at restaurants, vip areas at Illuminations ans Stars on Parade, a dedicated phone line with concierge service, and free access to hotel swimming pools. that was a lotta benefits in one sentence. This pass caused the most controversy when it was announced, with many discussions and even some arguments about it, but I think it is still pretty good value for money if you can afford it and you go a lot. 

So there we have it: all of the information so far. There are details of the blackout dates for each pass on ed92 on Twitter. Personally, I think I'll be going for the Magic Plus when my current pass expires in April. I am tempted by the Infinity, I'm just not sure if I will go enough to make my money back. I think all of the passes are excellent value for money, and will definitely be letting you all know my thoughts on them more as I get more experienced with them.

Nic
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Photos from ED92.

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