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Breaking: Severe Restrictions On Annual Passholder Days Without Park Reservations

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Breaking: Severe Restrictions On Annual Passholder Days Without Park Reservations

Annual Passholders will be severly limited on booking park days without resort reservations. Read on for details.

Twitter user and frequent breaker of Disney News Carlye Wisel is reporting that Disney World Annual Passholders without resort reservations will be limited to only 2 days of park reservations when the new system becomes available.

UPDATE: The limit will be 3 not 2 days if guests with annual passes do not also have resort reservations

Unless an Annual Passholder has already booked resort room stays, that would very severely limit the use of the system for these guests.

Annual Passholders are often thanked by cast members for being among the most loyal guests. This does not seem like a very good way to say thank you.

Because Annual Passholders without resort reservations were limited to 7 days of fastpasses under the previous system, many of us figured that they would be similarly limited to 7 days of park reservations.

It is still unclear how far in advance park reservations can be booked, we are waiting for clarification on that. We also don’t know if this means that Passholders without resort stays can only have 2 days out per month, per 60 days, or what?

I (Rebecca) have written elsewhere that I am displeased with the new system as it makes our out of state passes, which do not have block out dates, essentially act like passes with block out dates.

Breaking: Severe Restrictions On Annual Passholder Days Without Park Reservations

We reported the other day that annual passholders have seen extensions of their passes in line with the park closures, moving the expiration date back approximately 4 months.

There is no word yet on if any partial refunds or further extensions will be in place to compensate passholders for not receiving the product we paid for. We are following this closely!

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When we have more information we will report it in a timely manner, so stay tuned to Kenny the Pirate for breaking news!

Are you a passholder? How are you dealing with this news? Let us know in the comments on Facebook and in our Facebook group!

-Rebecca W Davis




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    • Honestly, I’m not sure a revolution is totally off the table at this point! Hahaha but seriously you’re right! I’m hoping they give us more than the extra month and a magnet for the fact that being a passholder holds less value now than it used to, but the price is still the same. Thanks for reading!

  1. To clarify. I have current AP and three separate hotel reservations since spring and I was able to reserve three days for our first reservation in August but then got an error that my guest had met their limit when I tried to reserve the parks for the other two hotel dates. I saw on FB lots of other folks have had this issue. All our accounts are linked and current through next year.

  2. As a huge Disney fan and passholder i never thought I would say this but I belive I am done! With all of the restrictions and rules it is not worth what we are charged. If we are going to be this tied up charged us less! NEVER THIUGHT I WOULD LEAVE FOR UNIVERSAL, but…

  3. Hello Rebecca, thanks for the reporting. I am a bit confused and hope that you have more clarity! Do you know…3 days at a time as in a log-in time? We have a seven day trip in December and would not want to go if three park days is all we can do! But, if I log in and reserve several times, can I get 6 total days on that trip?? Sorry! But, boy, confusing!

    • Hi Dan! Thanks for reading.

      To clarify this only applies to guests with passes who do not have resort reservations. If you have a resort reservation, including at a good neighbor hotel, you can book your days for your length of stay.

      If you are staying offsite like with family or at a rental home, current reports say you’ll be limited to having 3 days reserved at the same time. Theoretically you could book for 3 days of your trip ahead of time and see if you can get another day once you use your first day… we just don’t know if last minute availability will even be an option.

      Clear as mud? Haha hope that helps. We will keep on getting the info to you all as quickly and accurately as we can. Thanks again

  4. This sounds a lot like the Disneyland Flex Pass. DL Flex holders can only book 2 days at a time, and can’t book again until BOTH reserved days are used. But, the Flex Pass is much less expensive than the regular annual pass. My WDW AP has expired, but I believe that the new system doesn’t sound much like what fans were sold when they purchased their APs.

    • Hi meg, thanks for reading! I totally agree… not what we signed up for. I actually sent a (very rare for me) email to Disney today to say that their words say we are valued members of the family but their actions don’t seem to line up with that sentiment. I think a lot of passholders feel the rug has been pulled out from under us.

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