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A possible indication of Disney World Annual Pass pricing?

A possible indication of Disney World Annual Pass pricing?
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Playing around on the My Disney Experience app, we noticed something new! Is this possibly an indication of the new Annual Pass pricing for Walt Disney World?

When Disneyland announced the return of Annual Passes earlier this month, they assured us that the announcement for Disney World passes would be coming! The passes will be available in time for the 50th anniversary of Magic Kingdom on October 1, 2021. But what about pricing?

Annual Passes Temporarily Unavailable

Disneyland and Disney World Annual Passes were not for sale during the closure period for either park. For Disney World, you could continue your passholder status and even renew your pass, but they still are not selling new Annual Passes.

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A few months ago, if you had a WDW Annual Pass that expired during the closure period or that you canceled because of the pandemic, you could request the chance to buy another pass.

According to reports from various would-be passholders, this practice has been halted while the new passes roll out.

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In contrast, the Disneyland Passholder program was completely disbanded and previous passholders were given legacy status. The legacy status allowed them to still receive merchandise discounts.

The Return of the AP

As stated above, the parks on both coasts have committed to restarting their Annual Pass program.

We saw some major changes to the types of passes available on the West Coast, and the pricing was more than it had been previously.

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Hint at Possible Pricing?

Over at Walt Disney World, an official announcement with dates and pricing for Annual Passes has not come out yet.


However, today we noticed something in the My Disney Experience app:

Rebecca’s Screenshot from MDE app

The link connects to a page that says APs are not currently available. Which we knew, of course, but the price is both new and perplexing to me.

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Last month, our Platinum Plus Annual Passes expired and had to be renewed. Disney no longer sells water park APs of any kind, so we downgraded to platinum upon renewal. My (Rebecca) renewal cost over $1000. so what is going to be starting at $849?

Keep in mind the only passes available to out-of-state guests were Platinum (and the now-unavailable Platinum plus).

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Prior to the pandemic, Platinum passes were $1195 for out of state guests, with a renewal rate of $951 before tax. This is the price I (Rebecca) believe we paid last month for the renewal.

Florida Resident

Curious to see if this $849 price was referring to out of state or in state guests, I asked a friend of the blog what her app told her they would start at. She has a Florida Resident Silver AP. Her app looked like this, as of this morning:

Credit: Friend of the blog screenshot from MDE

So, given that we know the pricing of Florida Resident Annual Passes prior to the pandemic, we can see that the $439 quoted to my friend is in line with what her Silver renewal should be under the old pricing structure.

Pre-Pandemic Resident AP Prices/Renewal rates (pre-tax)

Silver $539/$441
Gold $719/$594
Plat $899/$764

So does this mean that Disney World passes will be priced similarly to their old pricing? I sure hope so!

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Usually Disney raised the AP prices once a year, but a couple of years ago there were 2 price increases in between the time I bought and the time I renewed. So, we have seen plenty of price increases.

What do you think? Is this a system glitch of sorts or are they getting ready to roll out the APs? Let us know in the comments on Facebook.

-Rebecca W Davis


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  1. Anyone with an ap was allowed to renew it……this is not news. We are all waiting to hear about new AP that will be available to those who did not have an AP to renew

  2. When I went to renew my FL resident AP online, the only option it gave me was the Platinum AP. That was both on my computer and on my phone MDE. I went to guest relations at Epcot as asked about that. When they put in my info their computer, it showed I could renew my AP at the same level I am now (Gold FL resident) That was over $360 cheaper than the platinum. If you are in doubt, call Disney directly since there seems to have been a nasty bug on their website.

  3. Does the Platinum Pass allow access to both WDW and DISNEYLAND? I heard of one that does, but wondering if that was the Platinum Plus?

    • No platinum was/is just the regular AP with no black out dates. Platinum plus included the Disney water parks. I think the one that’s for both wdw and DL was called the premier passport. It’s not currently available Thanks for reading!

  4. I’m hoping the parking thing there is because there’s less parking available. I thought adding parking to all annual passes for WDW was awesome.

  5. I noticed this as well a few days ago. I am a Platinum Passholder and my MDE app states: “Starting price (Ages 3+) before tax: $849.”

  6. I just got a survey from disney on annual passes, which makes me wonder the blow back they got from the Disneyland especially the parking issue and the decline of perks on the second key level. We are currently silver members and we will not be happy if we have to start to pay for parking even if it is discounted.

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