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Disney introduces ‘bonus reservations’ on the first day of annual pass sales

Happy Disney World Annual Pass Day to you and yours!

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The sale of Annual Passes for Walt Disney World began today, and if you’ve been online this morning at all, you’ve probably already become all too familiar with the process: log in to the annual pass page, wait. And wait. And wait some more.

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But it looks like part of that wait might just be worth it as Disney World has just introduced us to the idea of Bonus Reservations for Annual Pass holders.

Need a refresher on those new pass levels? There are four, and each has a certain number of park day reservations permitted, unique perks, and a unique price tag. (If you’re a non-Florida resident, only concern yourself with the top tier. Yep, there’s your only option.)

Each one offered comes with an allotment of days a Guest can reserve in the parks. Here’s what those allotments look like on the new annual passes:

Disney Incred-Pass: up to 5 days’ reservations at one time

Disney Sorcerer Pass: up to 5 days’ reservations at one time

Disney Pirate Pass: up to 4 days’ reservations at one time

Disney Pixie Dust Pass: up to 3 days’ reservations at one time

Newly-revealed Bonus Reservations are in addition to the above-mentioned limits, meaning, for example, if you purchase an Incredi-Pass (non-FL resident here), you can make reservations for the 5 days of your choosing, based on park availability, and then snag an additional bonus day on top of those!

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The only catch is that Bonus Reservations are only offered on select days and at select parks on those days, and there aren’t too many of them, from what we can tell so far. As of this morning, the first offerings of Bonus Reservation Days include:

  • Saturday, September 11 – only at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Tuesday, September 14 – only at EPCOT

Are you purchasing your pass today? Let us know why or why not, and if you are purchasing, let us know which pass you bought and why!


About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!