Walt Disney World Annual Pass sales to resume in September with four new passes

Aug 30, 2021 in "Ticket - Platinum Pass Annual Pass"

2021 Walt Disney World Annual Passes
Posted: Monday August 30, 2021 9:01am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has announced today that it will resume sales of Walt Disney World Annual Passes on September 8 2021.

Walt Disney World is introducing four new Annual Passes, which Disney said will be "offering the flexibility and choice to meet guest needs, each designed based on Passholder feedback."

Significantly, Disney is making use of the park reservations system to offer between 3 and 5 reservations, depending on tier of pass. The inclusion of Disney Park Pass reservations appear to further confirm comments from Disney leaders that the theme park reservation system is here to stay.

Pricing begins at $399 for the Disney Pixie Dust Pass, and goes up to to $1299 for the Disney Incredi-Pass. Only the top priced Disney Incredi-Pass has no blockout dates, and is the only pass available to anyone (including non-Florida residents, and non DVC Members.) Mid-tier options include the Disney Pirate Pass and the Disney Sorcerer Pass - both have differing blockout dates and are available only to Florida Residents.

All passes will include theme park parking, but none include any PhotoPass services. "Water Park and Sports" and Disney PhotoPass Downloads add-ons will cost $99 each.

Perhaps surprisingly, none of the passes include Disney Genie+, the recently announced add-on to Disney Genie that allows access to some attractions via the Lightning Lane (replacement for Fastpass+.)

Current Passholders may continue to use existing Annual Passes as you do today – when it is time for you to renew, you will be able to renew into one of the new passes (at a special renewal price.)

What's New

Here are some highlights of the new Annual Passes:

  • Hold More Park Reservations: Depending on their pass type, Passholders may now hold up to five Disney Park Pass reservations at a time. "bonus reservations" will also be added to the calendar from time to time, so Passholders can make an additional park reservation without it counting against their applicable reservation hold limit. Plus, when Passholders stay at Disney Resort hotels or other select hotels, they will also be eligible to make theme park reservations for each day of their stay – in addition to the reservations you can hold based on your pass type.

  • Customize Your Pass: Choose different add-on options based on your preferences – from the Water Park and Sports option to Disney PhotoPass downloads. These add-on options will be available for purchase with any of our four new passes.

  • Access a New Integrated Calendar: Planning will be easier with enhancements to the reservation system, including a new integrated calendar that lets Passholders quickly see blockout dates for each pass type, view available days and make, modify or cancel a reservation all in one place.

  • Enjoy Passholder Perks: Passes will continue to offer benefits including the Park Hopper option, standard theme park parking and discounts on merchandise and dining. And, there will be a few special surprises throughout the 50th anniversary celebration.

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raymusiccity1 day ago

Aha !!

Touchdown1 day ago

I got two of them over a month ago.

raymusiccity1 day ago

Hey, Buzz ! Where are the 'Passholder magnets' that you keep saying will be in my mailbox 'soon' !!

vikescaper2 days ago

It would be nice if they could have all of the information in MDE instead of redirecting you to the website.

ToTBellHop2 days ago

I feel so loved, now.

DCBaker2 days ago

The Passholder Buzz hub has been added to MDE -

DCBaker9 days ago

New AP discount at ShopDisney - "Now through October 24, 2021, Passholders can enjoy 25% off at shopDisney with promo code “WDW25”! At shopDisney, you’ll discover magical merchandise, awesome accessories and spook-tacular Halloween styles."

ThatMouse14 days ago

I would be amused if it said "Welcome! Is this your first visit to Disney World?" because that's how I feel every time I check-in to a Disney resort lol!

raymusiccity14 days ago

He'll shake you firmly alright......to see if you have any loose change left in your pockets ! :D

vikescaper14 days ago

The special sound effect will obviously be the sound of Chapek clapping. Seriously, though, I hope they do enforce passholders only at the specific tapstyle. I also wish that there could be a passholder lane at the toll plazas at the parking lots.

VelocityRaptor15 days ago

Seems like that’s every single time I try to use the Passholder line

Hcalvert15 days ago

Yep, half the time they let anyone through the AP line even though it is clearly marked. I don't know how many times I got stuck behind someone who did not have one and then had the dreaded ticket/magic band issue.

Muffinpants15 days ago

Will do! awesome thanks for the reply!

JaxFLBear15 days ago

Look at the length of the lines first. The passholder touchpoints can be longer than the other lines.