And while we knew Disney World APs would have early access to the parks BEFORE they reopened to the general public on July 11th and 15th, we learned AP previews would only be happening at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom on July 9th and 10th!
Annual Passholders WITHOUT resort stays now have access to Disney’s Park Pass system in addition to guests who had valid admission and hotel reservations. So far, many APs have successfully booked their theme park dates.
But with all of that hoopla out of the way (and yes, it’s been a bit of a fiasco!), you might be wondering WHEN Disney World plans on opening up registration for the Annual Passholder previews at the theme parks. They’re currently scheduled to take place on July 9th and 10th — which seems to be approaching FAST!
Due to Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival being cut short this year, a lot of Annual Passholders didn’t get the chance to snag their beloved AP magnet!
We’ve been receiving inquires from Annual Passholders about AP magnets just about every day and every time we’ve tried to find answers for you, we’ve hit a brick wall — UNTIL TODAY!
When Disney World temporarily closed in March, it raised A LOT of questions for Annual Passholders!
Shortly after the theme parks’ temporary closure was updated to “until further notice,” Passholders who had paid in full were told their Disney World Annual Passes would be automatically extended for the number of days the parks remained closed. Well, we’ve been getting concerned that those extensions still haven’t come, and we’re hoping to make Theme Park reservations soon. But there seems to be some Annual Pass movement today.
As Disney World prepares for Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom’s reopening on July 11th followed by Epcot and Hollywood Studios on July 15th, we’re anxiously awaiting further details on the new reservation system which is being implemented to help limit each theme parks’ capacity!
And while Disney has reached out to APs with a word of thanks recently, launched a new AP webpage, and has confirmed the parks will reopen for a special Annual Passholder preview before opening to the general public, we also know APs will be required to have a reservation if they wish to visit.
Now that Disney World is reopening July 11th and July 15th and Disneyland has a proposed reopening date, both resorts have stated they will be utilizing a new reservation system which will require all guests — including Annual Passholders — obtain a reservation to enter a park in advance of their visit.
We’ve been receiving a TON of questions about how this new reservation system will affect Annual Passholders since Disney hasn’t released very much info on the subject yet!
Moments ago we shared with you the news that Disney World launched a new Annual Passholder webpage with new information on the reservation system.
There was another HUGE bit of information on this page that we thought we’d share. While Disney mentioned “soft openings” in their proposal, they did not specify who would have early access to the parks.
We know we’ve been piling a lot on your plate lately, but Disney World is dishing up a heaping amount of news lately! Our cup runneth over, TOO!
Now that Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are officially reopening on July 11th along with Epcot and Hollywood Studios on July 15th, Disney World has created a new Annual Passholder webpage with some VERY important information!
Yesterday, Disney World amended its policies concerning Annual Passholder memberships which you can read more about here.
And while we’re super-relieved Disney is finally cutting APs some breaks in light of the parks being closed until further notice, some of the updated wording can be a little tricky to understand!
While the details Disney’s shared about this experience are almost as mysterious as the powers of the Forbidden Eye, we figured we’d pass along what little info we know so far!
Next month, Annual Passholders will get to go on an after-park hours ride of the thrilling Adventureland attraction — Indiana Jones Adventure!