By Zach Johnson
There’s one kind of magic that’s different from the rest. It’s Annual Passholder magic, which lets you revisit the spots where your favorite memories were made and feel them wash over you again and again. As the countdown continues for the 50th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World Resort, the magic is calling—and new Walt Disney World Annual Passholders are invited to be a part of this beloved program, beginning September 8, 2021!
Walt Disney World is introducing four new Annual Passes, which offer the flexibility and choice to meet guest needs, each designed based on Passholder feedback. These passes will help Disney fans experience “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” to its fullest, from new attractions and nighttime spectaculars, to dazzling decorations and much more!
Here are some highlights of the new Annual Passes:
- Hold More Park Reservations: Depending on their pass type, Passholders may now hold up to five Disney Park Pass reservations at a time. “Bonus reservations” will be added 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!
- Customize Your Pass: Choose different add-on options based on your preferences, from the Water Park and Sports option to Disney PhotoPass downloads. These add-on options will be available for purchase with any of our four new passes.
- Access a New Integrated Calendar: Planning will be easier with enhancements to the reservation system, including a new integrated calendar that lets Passholders quickly see blockout dates for each pass type; view available days; and make, modify, or cancel a reservation all in one place.
- Enjoy Passholder Perks: Passes will continue to offer benefits you know and love including the Park Hopper option; standard theme park parking; and discounts on merchandise and dining. Plus, there will be a few special surprises throughout the 50th anniversary celebration!
Click here for more information on the Annual Pass options.
The Annual Passholder program is also introducing a new look to honor its past while looking forward to the future. Using a piece of the original Walt Disney World Resort logo as a foundation for bright colors and energetic design, the program’s new look puts Passholders right in the middle of the magic.
Current Annual Passholders may continue to use them as you do today; when it is time to renew, you will be able to renew into one of our new passes (at a special price). Plus, starting September 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… and be on the lookout for a new and exclusive magnet, coming your way soon!
Now is the perfect time to be an Annual Passholder, as unforgettable experiences are coming during the 50th anniversary celebration. Soon, you’ll be able to check out two new nighttime spectaculars with Disney Enchantment and Harmonious, each debuting on October 1! That same day, you can also experience the new attraction Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT, which will soon offer Passholder previews for those who registered.
Please note as we continue to manage attendance to provide a great experience for everyone, at any time, Annual Passes may be unavailable for purchase. Annual Passholders will also still be required to make park reservations for each day of their visit. Please visit DisneyWorld.com/Pass for additional information and details about the new Annual Passes.