Dining and merchandise discounts enhanced for Annual Passholders and DVC members

Oct 01, 2016 in "Ticket - Platinum Pass Annual Pass"

Posted: Saturday October 1, 2016 7:25am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Effective October 1 2016, increased discounts are in effect for both Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members.

  • A 10% discount at Disney operated Walt Disney World Table Service restaurants (excluding Victoria and Alberts)
  • A 20% discount at Disney operated Walt Disney World shops, including purchases made on the Shop Disney Parks app

Through September 2017, a 20% discount is available for Annual Passholders at the following Walt Disney World table and quick service restaurants.

  • Lottawatta Lodge, Blizzard Beach
  • Disney Food Trucks, Disney Springs
  • D-Luxe Burger, Disney Springs
  • Flame Tree Barbecue, Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Tiffins, Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • The Mara, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Jiko, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Sanaa, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Beach Club Marketplace, Disney's Beach Club Resort
  • Boardwalk Bakery, Disney's Boardwalk Resort
  • Boardwalk Pizza, Window Disney's Boardwalk Resort
  • ESPN Sports Club, Disney's Boardwalk Resort
  • Flying Fish, Disney's Boardwalk Resort
  • Contempo Café, Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • The Wave Disney's, Contemporary Resort
  • Trail's End Restaurant, Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Gasparilla Island Grill, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Citricos, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Grand Floridian Café, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Narcoossee's, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • ABC, Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Backlot Express, Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Hollywood & Vine, Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby, Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Olivia's Café, Disney's Old Key West Resort
  • Capt. Cook's, Disney's Polynesian Resort
  • Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, Disney's Polynesian Resort
  • Kona Café, Disney's Polynesian Resort
  • Boatwright's Dining Hall, Riverside Disney's Port Orleans Resort
  • The Turf Club Bar & Grill, Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Roaring Fork, Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Artist Point, Disney's Wildnerness Lodge
  • Whispering Canyon Café, Disney's Wildnerness Lodge
  • Cape May Café, Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
  • Captain's Grille, Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
  • Electric Umbrella, Epcot
  • Liberty Inn, Epcot
  • The Garden Grill, Epcot
  • Biergarten Restaurant, Epcot
  • Coral Reef Restaurant, Epcot
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room, Epcot
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • Peco's Bills, Magic Kingdom
  • Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen, Magic Kingdom
  • Leaning Palms, Typhoon Lagoon
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21stampsNov 09, 2016

Great!!!! Do they have a WDW Christmas themed mug? I could buy almost all of my Christmas gifts in one stop.lol

JeffxzNov 09, 2016

Just for merchandise. Not food/drink.

21stampsNov 09, 2016

AP holders get a discount at Starbucks?

beeNov 08, 2016

Sorry if this has been asked and I missed the answer (in which case, feel free to berate me ;)). Do I have to activate the pass by the January date to get 13 months, or can I buy it by that date and activate it at a later date and get the 13 months? Thanks!

TylerFromMIOct 22, 2016

Just to reiterate, this is accurate. Just got back yesterday and each time I asked about the discount, they asked for the yellow pass and my ID, including at Starbucks for the merch discount.

21stampsOct 19, 2016


GymLeaderPhilOct 19, 2016

To clarify what you need to present to get Passholder discounts: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/passholders/cards-necessary-in-park/ Photo ID Yellow Passholder admission card with Mickey in an orange circle on the front Most WDW owned and operated locations will also accept a MagicBand with your pass on it as well as your photo ID. However third party locations usually do not accept the MagicBand since they can't scan or read it. To get a Passholder admission card, go to any Ticket Window or the Theme Park/Disney Springs Guest Relations. They are not mailed out.

21stampsOct 18, 2016

I think MK will be our best option- outside of the park. We will be doing parasailing, sea Raycers, mini golf, 1900 PF, and GF cafe, and quick service at the GF (not quite sure how or where now that Gasparilla's will be closed) during those 2 days- all of which have an AP discount I think. I definitely would like to save a few $ if possible.

dreamfinderOct 18, 2016

Not once when I used an AP room discount did I have to show my AP. If they do ask you should be able to return within 24 hours with your valid AP. But you don't need to go IN the park to get your AP. If you choose to go to the park to do it, they all have guest services windows available outside the turnstiles (but past security usually) where you can get your AP activated. Or you can get it done at Disney Springs at guest services there.

Gabe1Oct 14, 2016

I've been there for previous Thanksgivings, 4th and Christmas NYE week. As nicely as I can put it, it is very crowded. Doing non park attractions might be less intense but I would anticipate the parks to at or near their highest levels. I've only purchased APs at Guest Services or TTC so I'm not sure about your split reservations. The Welcome Center is by far the best I've encountered but even with that I did wait 30 minutes.

21stampsOct 14, 2016

Thanks for the info! Any idea of the crowds on Black Friday? We are having dinner at Narcoossee's and I planned on parasailing at Sammy Duvall's earlier in the day, if weather allows..and then Saturday we have a 1900 Park Fair brunch and will rent sea Raycers. I think all of those are applicable for an AP discount, so I would like to get it activated ahead of time... If the waits are too long it may not be worth it though. Does it have to be activated before our second "check in" on the 26th?

Gabe1Oct 14, 2016

Double check me but I BELIEVE you can do this all at Disney Springs new Welcome Center in the Town Square area. The building is large, has couches and tables for guests waiting to be served (no lines, they find you) and enough to keep a young kid from squirming around. I know you can buy passes, convert multi day to annual passes there so likely activate. We also had one night not on the dining plan but it was on the fall break discount. We were assigned a different room for both reservations. At check-in the Cast Member made a call and arranged for us to stay in same room the entire stay. So I think it is automatic but often easy for a CM to make it happen. I'd ask at check-in

21stampsOct 14, 2016

Ok, maybe I could go without a bag and bring him. Thank you!

LuvtheGoofOct 13, 2016

Could be a minute - could be an hour. Just no way to tell until you get there. If you don't already know, it's located way on the far right as you are looking at the train station. You will have to go through the bag check, but not the "turnstiles". And why not take him with you? I'm sure he'd enjoy the monorail rides. Good luck!