The world’s most popular theme park resort is suspending most of its annual pass sales. Theme park enthusiasts cheered when Walt Disney’s ( DIS 0.52% ) flagship Florida resort resumed sales of its annual passes in early September.
Also know, do you get a discount if you renew your Disney annual pass?
Annual Passes – Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a discount for renewing? A. Yes. As a courtesy, we offer a discount for renewing your Walt Disney World Annual Pass up to 30 days after your Anniversary Date.
In this way, does Disneyland still have paper Fastpasses?
Paper FastPass at Walt Disney World ended in 2014. In 2017, MaxPass was launched at Disneyland. When the parks closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both FastPass and MaxPass were suspended.
How do I renew my Disney annual pass after it expires?
There are 3 convenient ways to renew:
- Renew online.
- Renew at any Walt Disney World Resort theme park ticket window or Disney Springs Guest Relations location.
- Renew over the phone by calling (407) 560-PASS or (407) 560-7277. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
UNACTIVATED PASS EXPIRATION: A Pass is valid for applicable privileges for one (1) year from the date of use of the Pass for first entry into a Disneyland® Resort theme park or use of the parking benefit on the pass for a fully-paid first entry into a pay-on-entry lot at the Disneyland® Resort.
Disneyland’s new annual passes start at $399 a year for Southern California residents, with price tiers at $649, $949, and $1,399 for all guests. Unlike the old program, Magic Key holders will need to make advance park reservations.
Regular prices for multiday one-park-per-day tickets as of October 25, 2021 are: Two days: $255 adult, $235 child. Three days: $330 adult, $310 child. Four days: $360 adult, $340 child.
Disney World suspended sales of annual passes last year when it closed its parks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sales of new annual passes resumed in September of this year, along with the launch of a revamped passholder program.
Why Disney Stopped Selling APs
If Disney were to continue selling passes, they would have new buyers with no way to get into the park for the next few weeks. This disappointment and adding more stress to the reservation system is something they want to avoid.
In 2020, Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Products Josh D’Amaro indicated that the newly implemented Park Pass system is a “new normal” that isn’t going away anytime soon, if ever, so seeing the calendar extend into 2024 isn’t too surprising.
When COVID-19 forced the closure of Disney’s theme parks globally, the company ended its annual pass programs at both Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. The company has said it also plans to reintroduce annual passes at Walt Disney World in time for the resort’s 50th anniversary later this year.