Big Changes In Store For Disney World Annual Passholders

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For the biggest fans of Walt Disney World, nothing is more coveted than becoming an Annual Passholder.

Being an Annual Passholder is like joining a special Disney club! Say goodbye to paying for each individual theme park ticket, and say hello to admission to the Disney Park of your choice virtually anytime you want!

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That being said, certain caveats come with being an Annual Passholder; depending on the tier, you have to account for blockout dates and plan around them.

Of course, in many fans’ opinion, the most significant caveat is the exorbitant price of each Annual Pass. Unfortunately, that price just got much higher for all four Annual Pass types.

Huge Changes For Disney World Annual Passes

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Each tier of the Walt Disney World Annual Pass has undergone a price increase of anywhere from $30 to $50, depending on the pass type:

  • The Incredi-Pass, the highest tier, which is available for all guests to purchase, is now $1449, when it used to be $1399.
  • The Sorcerer Pass, the second-highest tier, is available for Florida residents and eligible Disney Vacation Club Members. It now costs $999, when it used to be $969.
  • The Pirate Pass, the second-lowest tier, is available for Florida residents, and now costs $799 when it used to cost $749.
  • The Pixie Pass, the lowest tier, is available for Florida residents, and now costs $439, when it used to cost $399.
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While these changes may be disappointing, they’re not entirely unprecedented. Less than a week ago, we wrote a report on why we thought price changes were coming to Walt Disney World. Unfortunately, October is typically the time of year that Disney prices begin rising, and this year is no different.

If it’s any consolation, there are some happier changes in store for each Disney World Annual Passholder too!

It’s Not All Bad News!

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You may have heard of one of the best Annual Passholder perk, which allows guests to visit any Disney park without a reservation, and the good news is that it isn’t going anywhere! Walt Disney World Annual Passholders will retain this perk, and can continue visiting any Disney park without a theme park reservation anytime after 2 p.m., with the exception of Saturday and Sunday at Magic Kingdom.

Even better news, Annual Passholders will be receiving a new perk beginning in January 2024.

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Beginning this upcoming January, Walt Disney World will start offering “good-to-go” days, giving Annual Passholders the privilege of visiting certain theme parks without a theme park reservation.

Reportedly, Disney will “release additional information” regarding the upcoming “good-to-go” days, so stay tuned to Disney Dining as more information is revealed!

We want to hear from our readers! Will you be renewing or purchasing a Walt Disney World Annual Pass despite these price changes? Let Disney Dining know in the comments below!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.


  1. I already renewed before the announcement of the price increase. But, I would do it anyways. I’m there often enough that the price is still justified for my Disney Life

  2. Outrageous! Top tier passholders should get to go to ANY park on ANY day at ANY time WITHOUT a reservation. And give us back all the perks that were taken away, like PhotoPass, Water Parks, etc.

    Disney is losing money hand over fist and stuff like this is why.

  3. Not sure if we will renew. With all the take aways and continued increases on everything Disney, we are seriously for the first time in 10 years thinking of not renewing. We are DVC members and will continue to enjoy the resorts and other travel.