Disney World Annual Passes Return on September 8 … with Price Increases and Other Changes.

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The good news is that Walt Disney World will be offering Annual Passes again starting on September 8, 2021.

The bad news is that it seems like the much despised Reservation system remains in place… at least for now.

Disney will be offering four tiers of passes beginning next week, each with a a different name than before, and each with its own custom logo.

The tiers are Pixie Dust, Pirate, Sorcerer and Incredi-Pass. Florida residents only can purchase the Pixie Dust and Pirate passes, while the Sorcerer Pass is available to Florida residents and Disney Vacation Club members only. Payment plans are still open to Florida residents.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, “Parkhopping will still be allowed, and it will follow the current procedure where passholders move to a second park after 2 p.m. unless capacity has been reached. The first park of the day still requires a reservation, and that park must be visited before hopping to another one.”

What each AP tier includes is listed below…

Disney Pixie Dust Pass ($399 plus tax)
(Renewal Price $339 plus tax)

This pass for Florida residents lets you sparkle with Disney magic.
Renewal Price: $339 plus tax—or $31 per month with 12 monthly payments and 0% APR on the Florida Resident Monthly Payment Program**

Highlights of This Pass:

  • Visit one or more Walt Disney World theme parks on the same day with an advance park reservation
  • Pass is valid for use most weekdays, subject to blockout dates including peak and holiday periods—view blockout dates
  • Make and hold up to 3 park reservations at a time on a rolling basis** (reservations are limited and are subject to availability and applicable pass blockout dates)
  • Passholders staying at select Disney Resort or other select hotels are eligible to make park reservations for each day of their Resort stay(s), in addition to holding 3 park reservations at a time
  • Bonus reservations will be added to the calendar from time to time, allowing you to make extra reservations on select days at select theme parks. Bonus reservations do not count as a reservation hold
  • Customize with add-ons like Disney PhotoPass downloads and the Water Park and Sports option
  • Standard theme park parking
  • Discounts on dining, merchandise and more

 

Disney Pirate Pass ($699 plus tax)
(Renewal Price $594 plus tax)

Arrgh you lookin’ for even more treasure? If you’re a Florida resident, look no further.
Renewal Price: $594 plus tax—or $53 per month with 12 monthly payments and 0% APR on the Florida Resident Monthly Payment Program**

Highlights of This Pass:

  • Visit one or more Walt Disney World theme parks on the same day with an advance park reservation
  • Pass is valid for use most days, subject to blockout dates including peak and holiday periods—view blockout dates
  • Make and hold up to 4 park reservations at a time on a rolling basis** (reservations are limited and are subject to availability and applicable pass blockout dates)
  • Passholders staying at select Disney Resort or other select hotels are eligible to make park reservations for each day of their Resort stay(s), in addition to holding 4 park reservations at a time
  • Bonus reservations will be added to the calendar from time to time, allowing you to make extra reservations on select days at select theme parks. Bonus reservations do not count as a reservation hold
  • Customize with add-ons like Disney PhotoPass downloads and the Water Park and Sports option
  • Standard theme park parking
  • Discounts on dining, merchandise and more

Disney Sorcerer Pass ($899 plus tax)
(Renewal Price $764 plus tax)

If you’re a Florida resident or Disney Vacation Club Member, conjure your own brand of special magic with this pass.
Renewal Price: $764 plus tax—or $68 per month with 12 monthly payments and 0% APR on the Florida Resident Monthly Payment Program**

Highlights of This Pass:

  • Visit one or more Walt Disney World theme parks on the same day with an advance park reservation
  • Pass is valid for use most days, subject to blockout dates on select days during select holiday periods—view blockout dates
  • Make and hold up to 5 park reservations at a time on a rolling basis** (reservations are limited and are subject to availability and applicable pass blockout dates)
  • Passholders staying at select Disney Resort or other select hotels are eligible to make park reservations for each day of their Resort stay(s), in addition to holding 5 park reservations at a time
  • Bonus reservations will be added to the calendar from time to time, allowing you to make extra reservations on select days at select theme parks. Bonus reservations do not count as a reservation hold
  • Customize with add-ons like Disney PhotoPass downloads and the Water Park and Sports option
  • Standard theme park parking
  • Discounts on dining, merchandise and more

Disney Incredi-Pass ($1,299 plus tax)
(Renewal Price $1,104 plus tax)

With all the fun and incredible powers of this pass, you’ll feel super!
Renewal Price: $1,104 plus tax—or $98 per month with 12 monthly payments and 0% APR on the Florida Resident Monthly Payment Program**

Highlights of This Pass:

  • Visit one or more Walt Disney World theme parks on the same day with an advance park reservation
  • No blockout dates apply
  • Make and hold up to 5 park reservations at a time on a rolling basis** (reservations are limited and are subject to availability and applicable pass blockout dates)
  • Passholders staying at select Disney Resort or other select hotels are eligible to make park reservations for each day of their Resort stay(s), in addition to holding 5 park reservations at a time
  • Bonus reservations will be added to the calendar from time to time, allowing you to make extra reservations on select days at select theme parks. Bonus reservations do not count as a reservation hold
  • Customize with add-ons like Disney PhotoPass downloads and the Water Park and Sports option
  • Standard theme park parking
  • Discounts on dining, merchandise and more

Changes for Existing Disney Annual Passholders

Existing APs will roll over to the new system, according to the Orlando Sentinel

Current passholders will keep their plans until their expiration dates then switch to the new lineup. During this period, their number of park reservations will now go up to four reservations at a time with Silver passes, and five reservations with Gold, Platinum and Platinum Plus passholders. Folks with Theme Park Select passes, Weekday Select passes and the Epcot After 4 pass will three reservations at a time. These changes kick in Sept. 8.

For more information on Walt Disney World Annual Passes, go to the official website at Disneyworld.com/annualpass.


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