Update: Disney Implementing Annual Pass Extensions

in Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World

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Update 6/18/20:

Just a short while ago, one of the Editors at Inside the Magic received personal confirmation that the Walt Disney World Resort is, in fact, updating annual passes with the extended expiration date. Her pass, which was originally supposed to expire on March 17, 2021, is now valid until July 12, 2021.

Check it out:

Before (left) and After (right) Annual Pass Expiration Date Update
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We are still waiting on confirmation that the Disneyland Resort is taking similar action with their Annual Passports.

Original Story 6/17/20:

As the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort both prepare to reopen in mid-July, it appears that Annual Passholders should start to see their expiration dates extended on their Disney accounts.

Walt Disney World annual passholders are beginning to report that they can see the new, extended expiration dates for their passes in their My Disney Experience accounts. Many of these passholders are reporting that their annual passes now expire nearly four months later than their original expiration date.

Note that Inside the Magic team members have not yet experienced these updates being rolled out for any of our annual passes (neither for Disneyland Resort APs nor for Walt Disney World Resort APs). This suggests that Walt Disney World passholder updates are in the early stages. As of the publication of this article, we also have no confirmation that these updates has begun for Disneyland Annual Passports.

The extension for annual passes is expected and confirmed by both Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort passholders, if they chose that option.

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According to the Disneyland website:

All active Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders who have paid for their Passports in full will automatically have their Passport expiration date extended due to theme park closures to provide additional access opportunities at the end of the Passport term. The new expiration date will be reflected on the Annual Passholder’s Passport account prior to the reopening of the theme parks.

Guests who are paying for Disneyland Resort Annual Passports using our monthly payment program may choose to have their monthly payments postponed starting with payments due April 5 through the park closure period, and then resumed on the Passholder’s regularly scheduled payment date once the parks reopen. Postponed payments will be collected in the months following the end of the Passholder’s currently scheduled payment term. The Passport expiration date will be extended due to the theme park closures to provide additional access opportunities at the end of the Passport term.

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According to Disney World’s Website:

If you are an Annual Passholder who has paid in full:
All active Walt Disney World Resort theme park and water park Annual Passes will be extended for the number of days the parks are closed. The new expiration date will be reflected on the Annual Passholder’s account prior to the reopening of the parks.

Guests who are paying for Walt Disney World Annual Passes using our monthly payment program may choose to have their monthly payments postponed starting with payments due April 5, 2020 through the park closure period, and then resumed on the Passholder’s regularly scheduled payment date once the parks reopen. Postponed payments will be collected in the months following the end of the Passholder’s currently scheduled payment term. The pass will be extended the number of days the parks are closed. The new expiration date will be reflected on the Annual Passholder’s account prior to the reopening of the theme parks.

All Disneyland and Walt Disney World passholders will have to utilize the new park reservation systems in order to return to the theme parks after reopening.

Related: Screenshot Shows Disney Parks Reservation System

Have you noticed your annual pass expiration date change? Let us know in the comments!

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