Disney Fans Speak Out on New Annual Pass Prices and Options

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Today, Disney answered a question that many Walt Disney World Guests have been asking for more than a year now. What is the fate and state of Annual Passes at Disney World?

When Disneyland got the news that the Magic Key Pass would become available to Guests, Disney World Guests found out that Annual Passes would return before October 1 for the 50th-anniversary celebration. Considering that Disneyland’s old Annual Passport program was overhauled, some expected Disney World to do the same, and they did!

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on Parade
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Disney World Annual Passes will once again be on sale as of September 8, but the passes will look different compared to what we are used to. The new passes work off four tiers: Disney Pixie Dust Pass, Disney Pirate Pass, Disney Sorcerer Pass, and Disney Incredi-Pass. Each pass offers a difference in price point, block out dates, offerings, and Park Pass Reservations. Below, you can take a look at the outline for each pass in terms of cost and what will come with each tier available.

Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Program
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Although certain passes are seeing a price jump, there are advantages, such as extra Disney Park Pass reservations for three of the four levels of Annual Passes. Current Annual Passholders who hold a Silver Annual Pass or higher will also be able to take advantage of extra Disney Park Passes as of September 8.

Walt Disney World annual Passholder 2021
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Now, we wanted to see what our readers had to say about the new Annual Passes in terms of their pricing and offerings.

Melody K. is not happy about the pricing.

They’ve out-priced the avg. working class family….

Ryan B. is actually happy to see more Disney Park Pass reservations added to the different levels of the Annual Pass.

I’m sorry but I really don’t have an issue with this. So as an AP they allow you to make 3 to 5 reservations at any given time. So if you like to go to the parks every Friday you can make a reservations for 3 to 5 week blocks at a time. This simply helps reduce the AP abuse of the past

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Related: New Park Pass and Blockout Calendar Debuts For Annual Passholders

Robert S. is already choosing his pass, but it seems that he is not going to the highest possible tier.

Looks like it’s a Pirate’s life for me

Eren K. is not happy with the price hikes and wants to see Disney CEO Bob Chapek leave.

Cheapek has got to go.

Harry S. feels as if the magic is now gone and that Guests must stop being so complacent with the price hikes and changes.

The Magic is now officially gone. Bob Chapek is strangling it to death and there are a bunch of complacent people out there helping him do it.
Couple wearing Disney World 50th merchandise at Magic Kingdom
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This is horrible!!
On the PhotoPass topic, Sue R. noted that Cast Members would likely be using Guest cameras more often with the removal of complimentary PhotoPass.

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