Disney World Annual Pass Changes: MORE Park Reservations For Higher Passes!

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Huge news from Walt Disney World Resort! Disney World Annual Passes are going on sale VERY soon!

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Now, we know more information about how the Disney Park Pass reservation system — the theme park reservation system that allows Guests to select a date (or dates) to enter Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — will work with Annual Passes.

Perviously, Annual Passholders could only hold up to three Disney Park Pass reservations at one time. The only way around this was if an Annual Passholder booked a stay at a Disney Resort hotel, and therefore, as a Resort Guest, they were able to make more reservations.

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Now, Disney is changing that; Passholders will instead be able to hold up to five theme park reservations at a time, depending on their pass type.

Here is everything you should know about Disney World Annual Pass reservations for the theme parks.

Related: What You Need to Know About Disney World’s New Annual Passes

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Per Disney Parks Blog:

Hold More Park Reservations: Depending on their pass type, Passholders may now hold up to five Disney Park Pass reservations at a time. We’ll also be adding “bonus reservations” 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!

Here’s how many theme park reservations you can have at once, depending on your Annual Pass type:

  • Disney Pixie Dust Pass ($399): Hold up to three Park reservations at a time
  • Disney Pirate Pass ($699): Hold up to four Park reservations at a time
  • Disney Sorcerer Pass ($899): Hold up to five Park reservations at a time
  • Disney Incredi-Pass ($1,299): Hold up to five Park reservations at a time
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So, what do you do if you are a currently Passholder? Disney answers those questions, too! Upon renewal, you can renew into one of the four new Annual Pass types at a special renewal price. But also, if your Pass is currently still valid and it is not yet time for you to renwe, don’t worry. Beginning September 8, you will still be able to hold more theme park reservations at a time if you are a Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Platinum Plus Annual Passholder.

Thank you to all of our current Annual Passholders for your continued loyalty, passion and dedication, particularly over the past year and a half. If you are a current Passholder, please know you may continue to use your Annual Pass as you do today – when it is time for you to renew, you will be able to renew into one of our new passes (at a special renewal price). Plus, beginning Sept. 8, 2021, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum Plus Annual Passholders will also be able to hold more reservations at a time! Visit DisneyWorld.com/AnnualPass to learn more. Also be on the lookout for a new exclusive magnet coming your way soon.

  • Platinum Plus, Platinum and Gold Annual Passes: Up to five reservations held at a time
  • Silver: Up to four reservations held at a time
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Note that theme park reservations can be made on a rolling basis. So, once you visit the Parks using one Disney Park Pass reservation, you can make another one.

New Annual Passes at Walt Disney World Resort go on sale again on September 8, 2021, just ahead of the beginning of the 50th anniversary — The World’s Most Magical Celebration — on October 1, 2021. For more information, visit the official website here.

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Remember: valid theme park admission (in the form of a theme park ticket or an Annual Pass) as well as a theme park reservation are required in order to enter the Walt Disney World theme parks — including Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Both the theme park reservation and the Annual Pass or theme park ticket need to be valid for the day you are attempting to visit. As always, admission is not required to visit Disney Springs or any of the Disney Resort hotels.

Are you planning on purchasing a Disney World Annual Pass on September 8 or later? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned to Inside the Magic for more magical Disney Parks news!

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