Disney provides more details on the start of general sales for Walt Disney World Annual Passes

Apr 18, 2023 in "Ticket Annual Pass - Disney Incredi-Pass"

Posted: Tuesday April 18, 2023 11:10am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Sales of all Walt Disney World Annual Passes will resume on Thursday April 20 2023, and Disney has offered a few more details on timings.

According to Disney, all four passes will be available for general purchase online no earlier than 6am ET, April 20 2023.

Based on the early sales of Disney Vacation Club annual passes last week, we should expect some disruption to the website, and the likely use of a Virtual Queue. During the DVC early sale, a Virtual Queue was not used initially, with heavy demand crashing the site. Once the Virtual Queue was in place later in the day, normal service resumed.

You can see a comparison of pass options and purchase eligibility below. Guests who are residents of Florida can purchase any of the passes.

2023 Walt Disney World Annual Pass pricing

  • Incredi-Pass - $1399 plus tax (previously $1299)
  • Sorcerer Pass - $969 plus tax (previously $899)
  • Pirate Pass - $749 plus tax (previously $699)
  • Pixie Pass- $399 plus tax (unchanged)
  • Water Park and Sports Option - $99
  • Disney PhotoPass Downloads - $99

Sales of Annual Passes have been suspended for some time as Disney has moved to manage capacity at the parks and prioritize other categories of tickets.

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SirwalterraleighJun 07, 2023

Because under bob’s blue ocean and idiot Bob 2’s further bad management trend…they sold Wall Street that the product has no equal and therefore was irresistible…so they made the unilateral decision - I’m told - in 2018 to push to eliminate APs or “equalize the value” to multi day tickets. And here we are…not invincible…not above consumer economics…and not the “hot chick” they once were

MagicHappens1971Jun 07, 2023

(I got the sarcasm, lol) But it just doesn’t make sense why the company wants to push APs away. While I may not spend as much on hotels, I definetly spend a ton of F&B/Merch on my countless visits to the parks yearly

TraumaJun 07, 2023

Yeah your the undesirable that will support the company when times are bad. Why would they want someone like you hanging around? (This is sarcasm I know it doesn’t translate well sometimes)

SirwalterraleighJun 07, 2023

You can’t downgrade a pass once activated. You can Downgrade it at the end/renewal window

LAKid53Jun 07, 2023

There is no downside and no, you don't pay more as Disney doesn't charge a fee. Why? Disney wanted Florida residents to become passholders. October used to be the month Florida residents received ticket discounts and state employees could get discounted tickets.

MagicHappens1971Jun 07, 2023

I don’t believe so, I pay monthly for mine. The upside for Disney is that they get more passholders (even though they claim they’re the “undesirables”)

TraumaJun 07, 2023

Is there any downside to the payment plan ? Do you end up paying more? Just wondering why Disney would offer such and option.

ToTBellHopJun 07, 2023

No. Upgrades only.

HakunamatataJun 07, 2023

I dont believe you can.

arich35Jun 07, 2023

If we ended up being eligible Sorcerer Pass, is it possible to downgrade and get a credit after we have activated our annual pass?

twilight mitsukMay 03, 2023

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SirwalterraleighMay 03, 2023

Disneys IT sucks… News at 11 😎

Chip ChippersonMay 03, 2023

Exactly! It's beyond stupid that they still have this roadblock up. I can buy a new Sorcerer Pass online at full price (and the system recognizes that I'm DVC) but I can't renew an existing one without calling?!?!? The website says renewing a DVC Pass requires a call, but the MDE app says the Pass "is no longer ger available," which is clearly false since I can buy a new one at full price. Whenever I think my job's IT people are clueless, I remember that it could be worse - they could hire Disney's IT people.

SirwalterraleighMay 03, 2023

Call…they didn’t “sell out” of anything 😂