Walt Disney World Possibly Selling New Annual Passes Again Soon

Since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down Walt Disney World last year, Annual Pass availability has been suspended. Existing Passholders and those with expired passes have been able to renew, but no one has been able to purchase a new Annual Pass.

However, it seems that Walt Disney World will be selling Annual Passes again soon. In the announcement that Passholders will no longer receive complimentary MagicBands, Disney stated this applied to “Annual Pass purchases and renewals made August 16, 2021 and beyond.” This implies that Annual Passes will finally be available for purchase again by the time August 16th rolls around.

It makes sense that Walt Disney World would want Annual Passes to be available again with capacity increases coming to the parks, as well as before the 18-month-long “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” begins October 1, 2021.

Keep checking WDWNT as we learn more.

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Brian
Brian
1 month ago

This sounds good, but APs are being treated as second hand citizens in the Park Pass system. I’m a Texas AP who had to cancel my ten day trip last week because of the gas situation. Now I check for this and next week (when I was supposed to be there) and find it near impossible to get in when and where I want.

Mike
Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Brian

There’s actually been more AP availability than resort guest lately if you check the calendar.

Brian
Brian
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Availability for paid tickets and resort guests sure, but my assertion about passholders stands strong. I have checked the calendar every couple hours for several days just to see a trend as to how it was going. Today started unavailable to everyone. As of right now 2:00 ET 1:00 where I am three of the four parks are available to tickets and resort guests while APs can’t book anything. The same thing happened yesterday. APs couldn’t book anything until about after 4:00 ET and only to Animal Kingdom until 7:00 which MK and HS opened up, but closes shortly afterwards.… Read more »

Alice
Alice
1 month ago
Reply to  Brian

I totally agree about passholders. I live close by and my husband and I have gold passes. I’ve been trying to make reservations to go but there has been nothing available for passholders. There have been passes for resort guests and for people who buy a ticket – nothing for us. I guess they have gotten their money from us and we are truly second class Disney citizens.

Alexis
Alexis
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Ummm what calendar are you looking at because as of now resort guest and day pass have more availability then AP

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charles brown
charles brown
28 days ago
Reply to  Alexis

Agree Alexis you are right .We pay for an Annual Pass that means no blackout dates and we can go when ever we want .But now i see we are luck to get one day a month .Disney got our money so put us last and let everyone else buy a ticket now and let them in .There is many Annual Passholders i see that said they will not renew their ticket and go to Universal Studio and may do the same .Even if you have an Annual pass with Universal you have more of a chance to go in… Read more »

Adam Fortney
Adam Fortney
1 month ago

Fast Pass, or some new iteration, can’t be far behind. Right?

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

Could be true but not necessarily. There are some instances where you can buy new currently (i.e. cancelled last summer or child turning 3)

Brent D
Brent D
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

My thoughts exactly. Could be reading more into this than what’s actually meant in the email verbiage. Hoping Shannen’s right though.

Kevin
Kevin
1 month ago

Eh, I guess we will see, but the statement could easily just mean the case-by-case purchases they are allowing for specific situations.

Pat Arrington
Pat Arrington
1 month ago

If you have purchased tickets for January 2022, can you buy an annual pass and get a refund on this tickets?

Lani
Lani
1 month ago

Disney has not refunded my Premier Annual pass. I am tired of calling Disneyland and WDW’s VIP Passholder and waiting almost 4 hours to learn it is not their fault. Nobody wants to take ownership and help a Premier Passholder of over 6 years and Disneyland Passholder of over 25 years. Though it is one company Disneyland and Disney World acknowledge their finance departments have to agree on the dollar amount. Yet my friends and family have already recieved their refunds in February. This is not a magical experience.

Justin
Justin
1 month ago

I was there in April and was able to get annual pass at that time. It’s been on a case by case decision.

Tom Corless
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Justin

Yeah, 10 people being able to get it a month doesn’t mean we should say they are available and build false hope. It is too small a number to mention and cause mass-hysteria.

Kristina M Salvaggio
Kristina M Salvaggio
29 days ago
Reply to  Justin

How were u able to get annual pass

Michael Faussett
Michael Faussett
1 month ago

I am glad that annual passes is coming back to Walt Disney World for new buyers i mess my Disney parks been going for 9 years.