Walt Disney World is adjusting one of its Annual Pass tiers to compensate for its shorter park hours. The EPCOT After 4 pass — which, as the name suggests, is only valid after 4 p.m. — will instead be valid starting 2 p.m.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Walt Disney World confirmed the news Wednesday morning. The mega-resort also clarified that the change will only be in effect for the days after September 8 when EPCOT’s park hours are shortened from a 9 p.m. closing time to a 7 p.m. closing time.
Disney World’s EPCOT After 4 pass appeals to those Disney fans who simply want to take advantage of everything EPCOT has to offer in regards to evening/dinner meals or annual festivals like the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival going on right now. It is the only annual pass option outside of the Platinum and Platinum Plus Passes to feature zero blackout dates. But of course, the pass only allows Guests to enter the parks in the afternoon or later.
This news of the adjustment comes the day after the deadline for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders to get their passes canceled and refunded, and it is the latest attempt by Disney to prioritize and better their passholders’ experience during this uncertain time.
Annual Passholders were already able to take advantage of a 30% discount on merchandise both on-property and on shopDisney, and they will be able to take advantage of hotel discounts up to 40% off.
Disney World has also prioritized its Passholders regarding Disney’s Park Pass System. Unused Park Passes originally reserved for Disney Resort Guests and Theme Park Ticket Holders continue to be redistributed to Annual Passholders, allowing more to go on days previously booked up.
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