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Disney Provides Annual Pass Sales Update with Price Hike

To the disappointment of many Disney fans, Walt Disney World Resort’s Annual Pass sales have been on hold for some time now. FINALLY, we do have an update from Disney, but it’s not the update we wanted to hear.

While current Annual Passholders have been able to renew Walt Disney World Annual Passes to take advantage of discounts and even an exclusive showing of “Fantasmic!” recently at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, those without Annual Passes have been eager to purchase.

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Not only have we just learned that Disney will increase standard 1 day 1 Park ticket sales, but the theme park is also discussing Annual Pass sales.

While Annual Passholder sales are not available YET to purchase, Disney is preparing the Disney fandom that when the Walt Disney World Resort passes are released, there will be a price hike rolled out.

@ScottGustin took to social media to report: “NEW: AP sales for Incredi-Pass, Sorcerer, and Pirate remain PAUSED — but those APs will see an increase when sales resume: Incredi-Pass: $1399 (was $1299) Sorcerer: $969 (was $899) Pirate: $749 (was $699) Pixie: $399 (no change) Renewals continue – but pricing not available.”

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Keep in mind the Disney Pixie Dust Pass and Disney Pirate Pass Annual Passholder options are for Florida Residents only. The Disney Sorcerer Pass is available only to Florida Residents and Disney Vacation Club Members. The Disney Incredi-Pass is available for all Guests.

Also to note, whether you’re a Passholder or a regular ticket holder, all Guests are required to have a Park Reservation before entering Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Walt Disney World Annual Pass renewals continue to remain an option. As far as WHEN Disney will release new Annual Pass sales is still unknown. We are curious, however, if the update provided now on pricing means AP sales will resume soon.

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We can still remember when Walt Disney World had its Guests super excited that it was releasing Annual Pass tickets for purchase again but quickly took down the offer once Disney realized they had made a mistake.

Now, we will continue to keep our eyes on the Annual Pass sales. We suspect, despite the price hike, there will be several purchases of the Annual Passes when sales do resume.

As always, we will be sure to keep Disney Dining readers updated as we learn more about this developing news.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.