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Breaking: Disney releases new information for annual pass changes

Breaking: Disney releases new information for annual pass changes
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See all the new changes and prices here.

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When both Disney World and Disneyland closed in March 2020, many changes took place. Among those was their annual pass programs. At one point, you could not purchase new passes for either coast for several months.

In August 2021, Disney finally announced new/modified programs at both Disneyland and Disney World. There are now more tiers, higher prices, and different park pass allotments.

However, that was short lived as many of the tiers sold out. They have been unavailable for months. Most Guests who want to purchase new passes or let their passes expire are out of luck. If you currently have a pass and are even considering visiting in the future, keep your pass current! Do not let it expire!

Renewals coming soon

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Disneyland Magic Key renewals will open on August 18, 2022. However, they will not return in their original format. There will be changes!

First off, the Dream Key is replaced by the Inspire Key. This is Disney’s most expensive tier. Second, all tiers are more expensive now. Here is the pricing:

  • Inspire Key: $1599 (6 park passes at a time, free standard parking)
  • Believe Key: $1099 (6 park passes at a time, 50% off select parking)
  • Enchant Key: $699 (4 park passes at a time, 25% off some parking)
  • Imagine Key: $399 (2 park passes at a time, 25% off some parking)
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All of the above Keys will have blockout dates. No pass will have access to the parks 365 days a year. Both the Inspire Key and the Believe Key will have PhotoPass included soon. All of the tiers get a 20% discount on Genie+.

At this time no new passes are available. This is for renewals only. Renewals begin August 18 no earlier than 9 am PT. A virtual queue system will be in place, so be sure to get in that queue early!

What about Disney World?

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While annual pass renewals are still available at Disney World, many are wondering when they can purchase new passes. We briefly covered this recently.Experts claim Disney is waiting for the economy to worsen before resuming the sale of annual passes.

“Disney doesn’t have much of a reason to bring back the full slate of annual passes right now. Disney World is generating record revenue and operating profits with fewer guests than before,” said Rick Munarriz, an analyst for the investment website The Motley Fool.

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“Disney’s annual passes will come back when the global economy buckles to the point that visitors can no longer pay the cover charge for a Disney gated attraction. Annual Passholders have a right to be ticked off. The experience isn’t the same if you’re not going to pay to play. Mickey Mouse moved their cheese.”

Are you a Disneyland Key holder? Are you happy to see news for renewals? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.

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