Over the weekend, Disney World announced all four theme parks would be undergoing a change to their park hours. Beginning September 8th, the parks will be closing earlier than when they first reopened.
One of the biggest changes has been the introduction of the Park Pass Reservation System, which requires guests to have both a valid ticket AND a reservation for access to one of Disney World’s theme parks. When the Park Pass system went live, a number of Annual Passholders were left in a confusing situation — if they held a hotel reservation, they were only able to book the length of their resort stay and NOT also their three days of passes at a time allotted to them as Passholders. It seems this has changed!
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!
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!
While Disney World has launched a new Annual Passholder webpage with its updated policies, there are still a lot of questions left unanswered.
And thanks to one of our readers, we’re now aware of a potentially problematic situation regarding Annual Passes that were originally set to expire during Disney World’s temporary closure period.
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!
Being an annual passholder at Disneyland already comes with a lot of added benefits!
But now, Disney is rolling out a new incentive program called AP Magic to give its members even more exclusive perks!
Over the years, Pandora Jewelry has assembled a massive collection of Disney-inspired charms. Recently we’ve spotted Lunar New Year and Little Mermaid charms, and frankly, we love it every time spot new collections!
And guess what Annual Passholders! Pandora has just released some new AP-exclusive charms at both Disney World AND Disneyland!