The temporary Annual Passholder lounge in The Land Pavilion of EPCOT has run out of “Guardians of the Galaxy” Zarg Nuts, as well as candy bars, which were complimentary to Passholders for a time.
Zarg Nuts are a favorite snack of Drax and appeared in “Avengers: Infinity War” and “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.” They were available in real life at the “Wonders Of Xandar” booth at the 2022 New York Comic Con.
You may recall from Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction at EPCOT, once Drax is made hungry by the mention of cake and toast, he settles for Zarg Nuts as guests launch into their mission. Watch our full Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride POV below.
Annual Passholder Lounge
The limited-time Annual Passholder lounge features this Figment mural, charging stations, and chairs and tables for relaxing. While they’ve run out of free snacks, the Figment-inspired Raspberry Lemonade Tart and A Spark of Grape Shake are available at Sunshine Seasons nearby.
The Annual Passholder lounge will be available through June 30, from park open to close each day, for V.I.PASSHOLDER Days.
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, and 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. 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 intricate 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. All four Walt Disney World Annual Passes went on sale again this year.
Beginning in April 2023, Walt Disney World Annual Passholders can visit the theme parks after 2:00 p.m. on most days without a park pass reservation. This perk does not include Magic Kingdom on Saturdays and Sundays, when a reservation will still be required.
Beginning next year, Walt Disney World Annual Passholders will no longer need park pass reservations for select “good-to-go” dates.
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