Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Greatest Value of them All - 1st Annual Pass - 1984

I've often been asked "when did annual passes" first become available.  Well according to this 1984 brochure, 1984 was the "first time ever" an annual passport was available.  

The first year of the annual passport it was available ONLY to Magic Kingdom Club members, the following year it would be available to "normal" guests for a higher price.

$65 seems really cheap even in 1984 dollars.  Its was about $14 for a one day passport, so this new annual pass would pay for its self after just a few visits (whoa, I should like a Disney shill!)...  It would increase to $75 in 1985 ($85 for non club members).


Major Pepperidge said...

I think I recently heard that there are nearly 1 million annual passholders for Disneyland. At around $300 per person... wow!

Connie Moreno said...

I got my first pass in 1986. It was a premium pass and it cost $100. Major, I am willing to bet that half of those annual passholders own premium passes at $495!

TokyoMagic! said...

I remember buying my first annual pass very shortly after they started offering them. I just got it out and it's dated June 1983. Maybe they didn't really start pushing them until the following year?

Anonymous said...

They offered a Summer only Pass in 1983 from what I've heard. Maybe thats what you had that year?

Since you still have that 1983 pass scan both sides and post it here & at this link for reference.

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