If you’ve been waiting to buy a Disney World Annual Pass, we’ve got some good news for you!
Disney recently announced that Annual Passes would go on sale sometime before the 50th anniversary, and today they released a BUNCH of information about the new system! Just like the Magic Key passes at Disneyland, Disney World is getting a brand new Annual Pass system with new tiers and names. But if you are a current Annual Passholder, here are a few things you need to know!
First of all, current Annual Passholders can continue to use their current pass as usual. However, there is a slight change to the amount of Park Pass Reservations you can hold at one time!
Starting on September 8th (when Annual Passes resume sales), guests with certain current Annual Passes will be able to hold MORE park reservations at one time! Here is the full list of how many reservations you can have depending on the type of Annual Pass starting on September 8th:
- Disney Platinum Plus: Up to 5 reservation holds at a time.
- Disney Platinum Pass: Up to 5 reservation holds at a time.
- Disney Gold Pass: Up to 5 reservation holds at a time.
- Disney Silver Pass: Up to 4 reservation holds at a time.
- Disney Theme Park Select Pass: Up to 3 reservation holds at a time.
- Disney Weekday Select Pass: Up to 3 reservation holds at a time.
- Disney EPCOT After 4 Pass: Up to 3 reservation holds at a time.
Discounts & Offers
Annual Passholders will still receive a 20% discount on select dining, merchandise, and activities throughout the year. They can also receive special offers on stays from time to time. All annual passes include free theme park parking.
Renewal Pricing and Details
When it is time to renew your Annual Pass, that is when you can renew into one of the new passes. Until then, your Annual Pass will not change.
If you have an Annual Pass that is not yet activated, like a certificate for an Annual Pass, you MUST visit the parks and activate your Annual Pass by September 7th in order to keep that pass. Once you activate it, you will have that pass and all of its perks for the next year.
If you do NOT activate your pass by September 7th, your pass will be converted into one of the new passes on September 8th. Disney will give you a pass that is comparable to the one you already had. This means you will NOT lose any perks like PhotoPass or the Water Parks and Sports option. Those will remain on your pass for free if they were part of your original pass.
With the new Annual Pass system, there are four new pass options including the Disney Incredi-Pass, the Disney Sorcerer Pass, the Disney Pirate Pass, and the Disney Pixie Dust Pass. Now, let’s break down each pass and how much it will cost to renew into them.
The Disney Incredi-Pass is the most expensive of the bunch. It will cost $1,104 plus tax if you renew. This pass option has NO blockout dates and you can hold up to 5 park reservations at one time.
Sorcerer Pass Pricing
Next up is the Disney Sorcerer Pass! This one will cost you $764 plus tax when you renew. The Sorcerer Pass has limited blockout dates, can hold 5 park reservations at a time, and is ONLY available to Florida Residents or Disney Vacation Club Members.
Pirate Pass Pricing
The Disney Pirate Pass will cost you $594 plus tax when you renew. This pass is available only to Florida residents, has blockout dates around peak times and holidays, and can hold 4 park reservations at a time!
Pixie Dust Pass Pricing
Lastly, the Disney Pixie Dust Pass will cost $339 plus tax when you renew. Note: The pass is only available for Florida residents. Most weekdays will be available for guests with the Pixie Dust Pass, however, it has the most blockout dates. It can still hold 3 park reservations at once.
If You’re Currently in Your Renewal Window
According to Disney, if you are within your renewal window currently, you can choose to renew into the current Annual Pass options. This will be an option through September 7, 2021. Starting September 8th, you can only renew into the new Annual Pass options.
Disney mentioned that current Passholders should be on the lookout for a new magnet soon with a new look and feel that honors Disney’s past while looking to the future. The new look uses a piece of the original Walt Disney World Resort logo! There will also be special surprises for Passholders during Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebrations!
Be sure to stay tuned for more information on the new Annual Pass system at Disney World!