Disneyland has extended the Club 33 member-only Cars Land and Buena Vista Street paid previews we told you about last week to include all Annual Passholders and D23 Members. The paid previews allow guests the opportunity to visit both Cars Land and Buena Vista Street several days before their grand opening on June 15, 2012.
The special event tickets come in three package levels, a $50 level giving access to a 4 hour time block to visit Cars Land and Buena Vista Street; a $75 level which includes a later visit to both areas followed by a private showing of World of Color; and a $500 package which includes the later visit, dinner at the all new Carthay Circle Restaurant the private showing of World of Color, “preferred” boarding for Radiator Springs Racers and complimentary valet parking at Downtown Disney.
For the $50 level, guests can choose between two days, June 9 or June 10. The available time blocks are 8 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 5pm. However with the $75 level and the $500 level, guests will have access to Buena Vista Street and Cars Land during the hours of 6pm – 11pm. Anyone who wants an early neon-lit Cars Land experience may want to consider these packages.
Annual Passholders can purchase up to 8 tickets, but all members of your party must be passholders and must present their valid annual passport on the day of the event to gain access. Disneyland will be donating $500,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and the Anaheim Community Foundation in celebration of the event. The event itself is not a fundraiser, and Disney is careful to say that the donation is in “celebration” of this event.
Disneyland is also holding a free Annual Passholder preview event on June 11th which will be awarded by a lottery system. Selected Annual Passholders will not be notified if they have won a free preview for Cars Land and Buena Vista Street until June 4th.
You can purchase ticket packages for the events on Disneyland’s Web Site.
Editors Note: As someone who is still wrestling with the idea of paying $50 + to experience a new area of the park prior to a public debut which takes place only 5 days later, I truly hope that Disney restricts access to this event and doesn’t allow it to become just another crowded day in the park. The prospect of paying $50 + to experience both new areas only to find large crowds and long lines restricting the amount of attractions one can experience will be a huge disappointment and a situation that will most likely result in guests demanding refunds.