January 2019 V.I.PASSHOLDER perks include dining discounts and early access to merchandise

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Posted: Friday January 4, 2019 9:09am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World is continuing the V.I.PASSHOLDER program for Annual Passholders in 2019 with dining discounts and early access to merchandise.


From January 6-31 2019, Passholders will receive a limited-time 20% discount at the following restaurants across Walt Disney World Resort for lunch and dinner:

  • Biergarten Restaurant at Epcot
  • Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studio
  • Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen at Magic Kingdom Park
  • Tiffins Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park
  • Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside (Dinner Only)
  • Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Dinner Only)
  • Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort (Dinner Only)
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort (8:30 p.m. show only)
  • Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort (Dinner Only)
  • Sebastian’s Bistro at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort (Dinner Only)
  • The Wave… of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Whispering Canyon Café at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

Discount applies to the regular price of food and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding applicable tax and gratuity) during available lunch and dinner meal periods. Valid for the Passholder and up to three (3) guests. Not valid for breakfast, special events and may not be combined with any other discount or offer.


A Potion Purple Premiere Pop-Up Event will be held in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park on Thursday, January 10 from 5-7 p.m.

At this event, you can be among the first to purchase the new potion purple merchandise, including adult and youth spirit jerseys, “Vacation Mode” water bottle, Loungefly mini backpack, Loungefly wallet and a new women’s Mickey T-shirt; sip and savor the newest purple food and beverage offerings for purchase – and discover more surprises.

Registration not required to attend this event, however a valid annual pass card and photo ID are required at check-in. Activities and offerings are subject to change without notice. Merchandise available while supplies last. The 20% Passholder merchandise discount is applicable for merchandise purchases during this event.

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Tony the TiggerJan 05, 2019

Works for me. Booking.

wiredforflightJan 05, 2019

2 of the places I will be eating at next week will be 20% off now. I will take it.

aladdin2007Jan 04, 2019

I agree, but maybe they will decide to extend it, its happened before

aladdin2007Jan 04, 2019

If your staying there, if you just come for dining with a reservation and then leave shortly after you dont pay. Maybe thats what you meant however.

RustySporkJan 04, 2019

You're not missing much from that list, although there are a couple of gems in there like Jiko and Skipper Canteen.

HauntedPirateJan 04, 2019

Meh. Combined with them releasing Free Dining and other room discounts the other day, I'd say the probability is high that they will trot out some "extra AP discounts!!!" this fall. Because they love passholders SO much... :rolleyes:

JohnDJan 04, 2019

Free cupcakes. That's where it's at.

disney4life2008Jan 04, 2019

Terrible restaurants. I would rather the 20% discount at select quick service. Now that was a deal.

disney4life2008Jan 04, 2019

Oh no we pay. No one pays to visit and park.

Texas84Jan 04, 2019

DVC doesn't pay if staying there.

jwutony16Jan 04, 2019

Ohhh you better believe we have to pay

SquishyJan 04, 2019

Better than nothing ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Kman101Jan 04, 2019

Yep. At least Figment will be on the magnet it seems like. Yay? LOL There are SO many things they could do if they truly wanted to. But hey, come buy our merch! And wouldn't it be easier just to keep the 20% discount all year instead of just the slower times when they want passholders in the restaurants? It's all so minimal and just screams "come spend your money!!!!"

Captain BarbossaJan 04, 2019

I think if you're an AP holder you don't have to pay the resort parking fee.