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Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Perks-“Extras” You May Have Missed!

Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Perks-“Extras” You May Have Missed!

Annual Passes are not just for getting into the parks as often as you want; there are some other discounts and perks to take advantage of! Take a look at what is offered to Annual Passholders. There may be some you didn’t know about!

Walt Disney World offers an Annual Pass to its guests, which allows them to access all four parks every day for one year from the date the pass is activated.

It is commonly known that Annual Passes have some great perks. Mainly, that if you are lucky enough to visit the parks frequently, you’ll save some money!

Other well known Annual Pass perks are a 10% dining discount at many Table Service restaurants, a generous 20% merchandise discount, and standard theme park parking is included.

2020 Walt Disney World FREE Dining Offer NOW Available!!

The Annual Pass also acts as a Park Hopper and includes Disney PhotoPass downloads.  

What you may not know is that there are even more great perks to a Walt Disney World Annual Pass! I’ve been a Passholder for awhile now, and I did not know about some of these discounts!

Here are just a few of Disney’s Annual Pass Perks you may want to take advantage of while planning your 2020 trip.

Need a place to stay? Passholders save up to 35% off select rooms

This special offer is available through April 25th. Don’t wait, book now! Booking is easy – just sign in to your Disney account with your linked Annual Pass to take advantage of this offer.

I’m holding out for some summer Annual Passholder discounts myself. Last summer I got an excellent deal and snuck another trip in! Fingers crossed!

NEW Passholder-Exclusive MagicBand Designs

MagicBands are a fun way to show off your Disney style in the parks. Annual Passholders have exclusive access to new designs all year long!

Beginning this month, be on the lookout for Passholder-exclusive MagicBands throughout the year, so you can accessorize with a new band each season! The first MagicBand design features Minnie Mouse and is available wherever MagicBands are sold. I can’t wait to see what other exclusive bands pop up this year!

Now that you know where you’ll stay and how you’ll accessorize, its time to decide what you’ll do on your trips!

Special Passholder Offerings at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

One perk that Annual Passholders LOVE is the magnets!  This winter during the Festival of Arts, Annual Passholders can grab their free passholder magnet, and its an adorable one!  Check out this colorful Mickey magnet!  Magnets are available at Mouse Gear and are one per passholder.

There is also a 20% festival merchandise discount, along with a 10% discount on Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Packages! You can read more about the Annual Passholder discounts at the Festival of Arts here.

Passholders Save $30 at Disney Villains After Hours

A wickedly fun way to spend an evening is at Villains After Hours, a special ticketed event at Magic Kingdom. This wicked event is full of fun, with 3 hours of party time after the park closes to regular guests!

You’ll get access to Magic Kingdom’s rides with very little wait, plus unlimited ice cream treats and select beverages. Screaming for more info? Read a review of Villains After Hours here, and learn more about Villains After Hours here.

Disney Villians After Hours coming to the Magic Kingdom Summer 2019

Additionally, Disney Annual Passholders receive a $30 discount on all other After Hours events as well! Currently, there are After Hours events scheduled for Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. Which will you choose?

Save 15% on VIP Tours!

Walt Disney World offers some really interesting behind the scenes tours for guests. These tours might be out of your price range, but the Annual Passholder Discounts really help! The following VIP tours offer a 15% discount.

Tour NameLocation
The Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP TourMagic Kingdom Park
Ultimate Disney Classics VIP TourAnimal Kingdom Park
Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP TourAnimal Kingdom Park

There are other tours that offer 15% discounts as well, such as the Keys to the Kingdom Tour, and Disney’s Family Magic Tour. Call (407) 939-5277 for booking.

View the Fireworks on a special voyage on Seven Seas Lagoon and save 20%

Annual Passholders can book either Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Tour, or Pirates and Pals Firework Voyage with a 20% discount!

Both of these special events include delightful treats and drinks, and a ferryboat ride on Seven Seas Lagoon with a beautiful view of the fireworks over Magic Kingdom!

Ferrytale Fireworks is regularly $99 for adults and $69 for children. Pirates and Pals is currently $76.44 per adult and $45.66 per child.

Starting February 1, 2020, the price increases to $83.83 per adult and $49.87 per child. If you’d like to book using your Annual Passholder discount, call (407) 939-5277 to speak with a Cast Member.

VIP Passholder Support

Wondering what other Passholder discounts are out there? There is a service just for Passholders to get questions answered, and benefits explained. This service is available 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time.

Disney World Annual Passholders receive online, phone and email support services

There are three ways to use VIP Passholder Support.

Phone – Call (407)-WDW-PASS or (407) 939-7277†

Email – Visit and fill out a short form

Online Chat – Access the “Chat” feature on the top of the page at

There is VIP support for you in the parks as well! Located by the Liberty Square Ticket Office in Magic Kingdom park, Ticket Central at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Ticket Corner at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park or Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs, stop by and speak with a Cast Member.

To view all of the Annual Passholder benefits and discounts, head over here.

Which Annual Passholder perks are your favorite? Let us know by leaving a comment here or on the Kenny the Pirate Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you!

Jamie Fonseca

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