Disney World’s Annual Passes Will Return This Month and They Come with Some New Perks

Many familiar annual passholder perks will still be in effect, too, including discounts on food and merchandise purchases.
Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando (Photo: Kent Phillips)
Photo: Kent Phillips

It’s been a while since guests at Disney’s Orlando theme parks have been able to purchase most of the different types of annual passes usually available at Walt Disney World. As you may recall, the theme park resort rolled out a revamped version of its Annual Passholder program in September of 2021, with new names for its tiers as well as some new fine print, including a maximum number of Park Reservations you could hold at any given time.

Even these passes were only available for purchase for a very limited time, though, and three of the four passholder tiers have been on pause since November 2021. But very soon, guests will be able to purchase the Annual Pass of their choice once again. 

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All of Disney’s Annual Passes Will Be Available for Purchase Soon

Disney says it will resume the sale of all annual passes beginning on April 20. When sales resume (purchases can be made online), all annual pass tiers will be available for purchase at the following price points, with financing options available to Florida residents:

  • Disney Incredi-Pass: $1,399
  • Disney Sorcerer Pass: $969
  • Disney Pirate Pass: $749
  • Disney Pixie Dust Pass: $399

As we’ve seen before, the sale of these annual pass tiers could be paused again at some point. Disney shared in a statement that “as we look to provide a great experience for our Passholders, the quantity of passes will be limited and passes, or a pass type, may become unavailable for purchase at any time.”

Who Is Eligible for Disney’s Annual Passes?

For starters, the Pixie Dust and Pirate Passes are exclusively available to Florida residents. Note that the Pixie Dust Pass is already available for purchase and will continue to be offered on April 20. The Sorcerer Pass is available to Florida residents as well as eligible Disney Vacation Club members.

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If you’re an eligible Disney Vacation Club member, you will be able to get early access to purchase the Sorcerer Pass beginning April 13. The Incredi-Pass is the only pass level available to all guests, including those who are not Florida residents.

New Disney Annual Passholder Perks Coming This Month

Disney also recently announced a change to the Park Pass Reservation System it originally rolled out in 2020. Starting April 18, annual passholders will be able to enter a theme park after 2:00 p.m. without needing a park reservation.

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The exception to this will be on Saturdays and Sundays at Magic Kingdom. If you purchase a new annual pass when they go on sale April 20, you will automatically be eligible for this benefit. In addition, many of the familiar annual passholder perks will still be in effect, including discounts on food and merchandise purchases.

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Carly Neil
Carly Neil is a New England-based writer who specializes in theme parks, local attractions, food and drink, and travel. Her expertise for all things Disney has been featured in numerous industry-leading sites, and over the years she has become a trusted voice in helping first-timers and experts alike plan their Disney vacations. When Carly isn’t planning her own Disney getaway, she can be found catching the latest Broadway play. Visit her website at carlyterzigni.com for more information, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter @itscarlyneil for theme park news, other daily musings, and pictures of her pets.