WDW Annual Passholders Get Additional Month Extension

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Due to the current global pandemic, Walt Disney World annual passholders were issued a new, extended expiration date for their passes, which are reflected in their My Disney Experience accounts.

Inside the Magic’s Editor originally had an expiration date of March 17, 2021 before the global pandemic happened (she extended her pass right before the temporary closures which occurred on March 16, 2020).

Then, once the original new and extended expiration dates hit My Disney Experience, she had an expiration date of July 12, 2021.

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Credit: Inside the Magic

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However, now she has an expiration date of August 11, 2021 — An additional month added to her annual pass — which you can see reflected in the screenshot below.

Keep in mind, Walt Disney World annual passholders had a few options for their passes when the parks temporary closed and the only annual passes who were not extended are those whose passholders were on the monthly payment play who did not opt to extend their passes and postpone their payments.

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Credit: Inside the Magic

More Information on Annual Passes

The Walt Disney World website states:

If you are an Annual Passholder that has paid in full, your options are:

  • Receive an additional one-month (30 days) extension to your pass (unless you choose to cancel your pass). This additional month will automatically be processed and visible in your My Disney Experience account over the coming weeks.

  • If you prefer, and in lieu of the one-month extension, you may choose to cancel your annual pass(es). Your pass will remain valid through August 11, 2020 and will be canceled effective August 12, 2020. You will be refunded for the remaining access days of your annual pass from July 11, 2020 through your pass expiration date (as extended, if applicable). Refunds to original form of payment can be expected by mid- to late September. Refunds may take up to an additional month to receive if original form of payment is not available. To request this option, contact V.I.PASSHOLDER Support at (407) 939-7277.

Disney World Annual Passholder Refund

If you are an Annual Passholder on the monthly payment plan, your options are:

  • Receive an additional one-month (30 days) extension to your pass(es) (unless you choose to cancel your pass(es)). This additional month will automatically be processed and visible in your My Disney Experience account over the coming weeks.
  • If you prefer, and in lieu of the additional one-month extension, you may choose to cancel your annual pass(es). If you choose this option, monthly payments will be stopped starting August 12, 2020. Your pass(es) will remain valid through August 11, 2020 and will be canceled effective August 12, 2020. Any payments made between July 11, 2020 and August 11, 2020 will be retroactively refunded. If you made a payment between March 14, 2020 through April 4, 2020 that was not already refunded, that payment will also be retroactively refunded. Refunds to original form of payment can be expected by mid- to late September. Refunds may take up to an additional month to receive if original form of payment is not available. To request this option, contact V.I.PASSHOLDER Support at (407) 939-7277.

Now through August 11, 2020, call V.I.PASSHOLDER Support at 407-939-7277 to cancel your pass or for assistance on any individual concerns. Please note that once submitted, selections cannot be changed.

Please note: We will email Annual Passholders these details in phases over the course of several hours beginning the afternoon of July 14.

Deadline for Annual Passholders

If you are an annual passholder who has not yet made a decision, keep in mind that the deadline to do so is August 11, 2020.

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Credit: Inside the Magic

More on Walt Disney World Reopening

If you plan on visiting Walt Disney World Resort, there have been safety protocols and several other changes put into place to keep guests and cast members safe. Social distancing measures have been put in place, excessive cleanliness, encouragement of mobile orders, plexiglass, and as we previously mentioned, the elimination of character meet and greets. Also being eliminated from the parks are parades and fireworks along with other similar entertainment that draws a crowd, and much more.

Guests will also need a park pass reservation in order to visit one of the theme parks, which you can read more about here.

Related: Annual Passholders to Get More Disney Park Pass Availability

Are you an Annual Passholder? Did you receive an additional month on your pass? Let us know in the comments below.

If you want to visit Walt Disney World on your next family vacation, but aren’t sure where to begin planning, then don’t hesitate to reach out to our friends over at the Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel for a free quote.

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