We are DVC members and our daughter has been accepted into DCP (Disney College Program). Her move in date is Jan 18 2022. We have planned two trips to Disney World (one 6 night stay at OkW and one 7 night stay at Rivera) to see her during her 6 month stay and are deciding if we should get annual passes. We are confused about the reservation system for the annual passes. Do we need a reservation for each day/ specific park we want to attend With an annual pass is it more flexible Can we just show up to whichever park we want during our stay Also, with the DCP our daughter will receive free tickets, should we not get an annual pass and wait and see how many tickets she will receive If we used the free tickets do we risk not getting to attend the park of our choice because of reservation limits Thank you for advice and information. Alycia Ryan
There are loads of different Walt Disney World tickets and passes, and it can be very confusing to figure out which ones to buy and how to get the best discounts and deals on them. This page can help.
While the Disney parks in Orlando reopened more than a year ago and you can buy single or multi-day tickets, Disney has yet to start selling annual passes again. When will annual passes return to Walt Disney World
Even though new sales of Disney World annual passes have been suspended since November 21, 2021, Disney has announced they are increasing the prices of 3 out of the 4 annual pass types when sales do eventually resume.
Already almost one year ago, on Sunday, November 21, 2021, Disney World suspended the new sales of most annual pass types. That remains true to this day as guests are still not allowed to buy new annual passes (except the lowest-tier Pixie Dust Pass).
The only problem is that they suspended new annual passes before the Walt Disney World parks reopened. And during most of the reopening phase, guests have been able to renew their passes, just not buy new ones.
This pause on new annual pass sales does not affect renewals on existing annual passes. Any guest with a non-expired annual pass will have no problem renewing it. Just make sure to do it no more than 30 days after it expires and you are all set.
Now for the bad news. McCarthy only mentioned sales of new annual passes coming back in what seemed like a last resort in case of a recession and guest demand drying up. In other words, as long as guests keep filling the parks as they have over the past year+, Disney is saying there is no need to bring back annual passes.
This is discouraging since we know many readers have been patiently waiting for annual passes to return. Especially Florida locals who had to let their annual passes go during the peak of the pandemic for economic reasons but who would now like to start going regularly to the parks once again.
In my opinion without any insider info, I think the earliest we will see annual passes go back on sale is Spring 2023. I think Disney will ride out the Winter even if things are a little slow and they will wait until after the rush around Spring Break and Easter.
If by that point, reservations are down heading into May and the Summer, it could be an opportune time to bring annual passes back. So unfortunately it looks like my family and yours are going to have to wait for some time still.
As soon as Disney announces when they are bringing sales of annual passes back, we will let you know. In the meantime, the rest of this article explains the new annual pass types and all the differences between them.
If you are a current passholder, you may be wondering what happens now with all these changes. Guests may continue using their existing annual pass until its expiration. Then you can renew by choosing one of the new passes, at a discounted rate as always. Usually, this means taking $100 or more off the full price.
The monthly payment plan for Disney World annual passes is only available for Florida residents. You can get the monthly payment plan with any of the 4 annual pass types, just as long as you live in Florida.
Florida residents can purchase any of the 4 WDW annual passes they desire and are not restricted in any way. They also have a bunch of other ticket types available to them for less money than the normal prices.
If you were a current AP holder, nothing happened to your annual pass unless you renewed it or purchased another one at a future time after that. The only thing that changed was you can now have more Park Pass Reservations now than previously possible. Everything else stayed the same.
Yes, you can. If you have already purchased regular Walt Disney World theme park tickets, you can upgrade those into annual passes. This is easy to do and the amount of money you have already paid toward your theme park tickets will be carried over into the final price of an annual pass.
If you are going to Disney World soon, make sure to read our Disney World Planning Guide for all the tips and info you will need to cover everything! Also, check out our Disney World Crowd Calendar so you know when the best time to visit is!
And the comment made about not wanting passholder who only spend a few hours on a weekend I've got news for that uninformed person. Yes...we had resident passes, but we would go for a week at a time, stay at one of the DW resorts and eat all our meals at the park. And we would spend a lot of money there the times we went throughout the year.
Sometimes it is more cost effective to look at the overall picture. If you aregoing to return to WDW within one year or are going to have an extended stay, it might be morecost effective for you to consider purchasing an Annual Passport of some kind, butnot necessarily. You can check the types of annual passes and their entitlement here.
There are several things you should consider besides park admissions when factoringin your best value. Things like the discounts and perks that annual pass holders are entitled to. They all get freeparking at all 4 theme parks worth $25 per day if you drive in from off site. There are also discounts on resort reservations (subject to availability), selected shopping, dining and recreational activities. The current list of annual pass discounts can be found on our Annual Pass Information and Benefits page. The more you can take advantage of these perks and discounts, the better value the annual pass becomes for you.
All annual pass holders are eligible to book reduced rate rooms at select Disney resorts(based on availability) at various times throughout the year. It is not unheard of to save more money onyour room reservation alone than the annual pass costs.
Reservation-based admission to one or both theme parks most days of the year, subject to availability of park reservations allocated to Magic Key passes, applicable pass blockout dates, and the Magic Key Terms and ConditionsHold up to 6 theme park reservations at a time****20% off the purchase of Disney Genie+ service on days when you use your pass for park admission. Price and availability vary by date.* View important information about Disney Genie+ service.Unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads***Up to 20% off select merchandiseϯUp to 15% off select diningϯStandard theme park parking included (excluding blockout dates, at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure, Pixar Pals Parking Structure and Toy Story Parking Area)**
Reservation-based admission to one or both theme parks most days of the year, subject to availability of park reservations allocated to Magic Key passes, applicable pass blockout dates, and the Magic Key Terms and ConditionsHold up to 6 theme park reservations at a time****20% off the purchase of Disney Genie+ service on days when you use your pass for park admission. Price and availability vary by date.* View important information about Disney Genie+ service.Unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads***Up to 10% off select merchandiseϯUp to 10% off select diningϯ50% off standard theme park parking included (excluding blockout dates, at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure, Pixar Pals Parking Structure and Toy Story Parking Area)**
Reservation-based admission to one or both theme parks select days of the year, subject to availability of park reservations allocated to Magic Key passes, applicable pass blockout dates, and the Magic Key Terms and ConditionsHold up to 4 theme park reservations at a time****20% off the purchase of Disney Genie+ service on days when you use your pass for park admission. Price and availability vary by date.* View important information about Disney Genie+ service.Up to 10% off select merchandiseϯUp to 10% off select diningϯ25% off standard theme park parking at the Toy Story Parking Area, excluding blockout dates**
Disney introduced new annual passes in 2021 that debuted for sale on September 8th. There are actually 4 different types of park passes in the annual pass program. However, only one of them is available for all out of staters.
My family 2 kids and 2 adults are planning 1st week of August. What is the best deal I could get without going to timeshares. I have a military id as well. Please advise and thank you for the guidance. I am thinking a 3 day hopper and we could combine studio and animal kingdom in 1 day or epcot and studio.
Last December 2021, we learned that Walt Disney World has paused the sales of select Annual Passes. For many in the process of moving to Florida and hoping to pick up passes to The Most Magical Place on Earth, there was some definite disappointment to be had with those announcements. In case you missed the news, you can check out the information from wdwinfo.com. Basically, all annual pass sales with the exception of the Pixie Dust Pass (the lowest tier Florida resident only pass) were been paused last year and continue to be off the market almost a year later. The question has been asked of many, will Disney resell their annual passes again, and when 59ce067264