Walt Disney World Annual Pass Sales Resume


Walt Disney World Annual Pass Sales Resume

After a brief hiatus on the website, Walt Disney World Annual Pass sales have resumed.

Annual Pass Sales Resume After Brief Pause

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On the Walt Disney World website this morning, sales temporarily paused, but are now back up and running.

Prior to this, guests received a message that told them that the sale of Annual Passes was temporarily paused. The following message was displayed:

“Pardon the inconvenience. Annual Pass sales will resume as soon as possible. We thank you for your patience and understanding.”

Are you purchasing or renewing your Annual Pass today? Let us know in the comments.

Annual Pass Sales

Walt Disney World Annual Pass Design 2023

Existing Annual Passholders will also be able to renew their pass outside of their renewal window.

A limited number of passes will be available during this opening of Annual Pass sales.

Three out of the four Walt Disney World Annual Pass tiers have not been available for purchase since November 2021. The four new tiers launched in September 2021. Before that, Annual Pass sales were suspended since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walt Disney World Annual Passholders have still been able to renew their passes, and the lowest tier of Annual Pass (Pixie Dust) has been available.

Price increases for Annual Passes were announced last year. Here is the current pricing for each pass tier:

  • Incredi-Pass: $1399 (was $1299)
  • Sorcerer Pass: $969 (was $899)
  • Pirate Pass: $749 (was $699)
  • Pixie Dust Pass: $399 (no change)

The Incredi-Pass has no blockout dates. The Sorcerer Pass, for only Florida residents and Disney Vacation Club members, has blockout dates around the winter holidays. The Pirate Pass has blockout dates around the winter holidays, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and other busy times. The Pixie Dust Pass, for Florida residents only, has the most blockout dates and unavailability on the weekends.

Walt Disney World Annual Pass Program


Walt Disney World Annual Passes were sold continuously from September 1982 until March 2020. Since then, the price had increased dramatically, multiple tiers were introduced with various blackout dates and benefits to match. At times, the resort even encouraged guests to become Passholders through advertising at the parks, around Central Florida, and through benefits like discounts on merchandise and food.

Of course, at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, that all changed. While Walt Disney World did not go the route of Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Resort by canceling every Annual Pass and issuing refunds, nor did they resume sales immediately as the Paris, Hong Kong, and Shanghai resorts did upon reopening. Passes remained valid and renewable after the COVID-19 closure concluded in July 2020, although new sales were halted almost immediately upon reopening. At the time, Disney assured guests it was a “temporary” measure due to capacity restrictions at Walt Disney World.

In August 2021, Walt Disney World announced an overhaul of their pass system, replacing the four tiers introduced in 2015 with a more confusing character-based system. New passes then went on sale in September 2021, and remained on sale for nearly three months before being suspended in late November. The two middle tiers were briefly on sale last June for a single day before halting again.

new Walt Disney World Annual Pass design has launched with the end of the 50th anniversary.

What tier of Annual Pass do you currently have? Let us know in the comments.

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