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Disneyland has a lot more local visitors than Walt Disney World, and as a result, has a lot more options for annual passes. However, while there are plenty of choices with different perks, discounts, and blockout dates, Disney is doing something very interesting with its newest pass, and is trying out a new "flex" system that is the first of its kind for any theme park, ever. 

Introducing the Disney Flex Pass

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

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The brand new Disney Flex Pass includes 142 "Good to Go" days at Disneyland and 157 "Good to Go" days at Disney California Adventure (all mostly weekdays) from now through next May. And while this might seem pretty standard for a lower tier Disneyland annual pass, there is an additional type of admission that guests who purchase this pass can take advantage of, and as you might have guessed, this is where the "flex" comes in.   

In addition to their good to go days, Disney Flex Pass holders can reserve up to two days to visit within a 30-day period. These date reservations are limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis, which means they can "sell out," if not booked early. The only days that cannot be booked as a "Flex" day are between December 21, 2019 and January 4, 2020, which are completely blocked out for this pass type. 

Crowds at Disneyland

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Guests can make up to two flex date reservations through Disneyland.com or the Disneyland app at a time, but interestingly, Disney can take away reservations if guests don't show up to their reservations three times or more if it isn't canceled at least a day before it occurs (similar to the reservation no-show policy at Disney restaurants).

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