Walt Disney World has announced it will begin selling annual passes again, beginning September 8, 2021.
These will be different from previous passes, with four new pass options: Disney Incredi-Pass, Disney Sorcerer Pass, Disney Pirate Pass and Disney Pixie Dust Pass.
Here is the pass breakdown:
Disney Pixie Dust Pass – $399 plus tax
This pass is only available only to Florida residents, and will have blockout dates including peak and holiday periods. It will include access to one or more Disney World theme parks on most weekdays with a park reservation. Passholders will be able to hold up to three park reservations at a time.
Disney Pirate Pass – $699 plus tax
This pass is also available only to Florida residents, and will have blockout dates during peak and holiday periods. It includes access to one or more Disney World theme parks on most days with a park reservation. Passholders will be able to hold up to four park reservations at a time.
Disney Sorcerer Pass – $899 plus tax
This pass is available only to Florida residents and DVC members, and will have blockout dates during select holiday periods. It include access to one or more Disney World theme parks on most days with a park reservation. Passholders will be able to hold up to five park reservations at a time.
Disney Incredi-Pass – $1,299 plus tax
This pass is available to everyone, and will have no blockout dates. It includes access to one or more Disney World theme parks on the same day with a park reservation. Passholders will be able to hold up to five park reservations at a time.
Florida residents will have the option to pay for all pass tiers in installments. All tiers have a $205 down payment, then start at $19 per month (for Disney Pixie Dust Pass).
The new passes will still include perks such as the park hopping option, standard parking, and discounts on dining and merchandise. Disney says there will also be afew special surprises throughout the 50th anniversary celebration, which kicks off October 1, 2021.
There are options to add on Disney PhotoPass downloads or Water Park and Sports (admissions to the water parks, golf courses, and more) to the annual pass, and are $99 each plus tax. Previously, those options were included with certain pass levels.
Disney is also establishing a new integrated calendar for passholders that will show park pass availability, including blockout dates. Passholders will also have the ability to make, modify, or cancel a reservation via this calendar.
Disney says it may occasionally add “bonus” park reservations, which will be available at different times and not count against a passholders pass limit. The bonus reservations will be added to the calendar when dates are available.
The new annual passes replace the previous types: Platinum Plus, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Theme Park Select, Weekday Select and Epcot After 4.
If you currently hold a previous type of pass, you will have to choose from the new pass tiers when it comes time to renew.
All Annual Passholders will also still be required to make park reservations for each day of their visit.
News of the new Walt Disney Word tier pass system comes several weeks after the Magic Key Program was announced at Disneyland for their annual passes.
The logo for the new Walt Disney World passes is based on a piece of the original Walt Disney World Resort logo. It matches with the retro feel of The Vault collection of merchandise being released for the 50th celebration.
Do the new WDW pass tiers and pricing change whether or not you’ll purchase an annual pass? Let us know in comments.
Here is the video Disney Parks released to go along with the new annual pass announcement:
[top image courtesy Disney Parks]