Changes Are Coming to the Annual Passholder Process, But Disney Cast Members Have Little Faith In Its Functionality…

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By now, you’ve probably heard that Walt Disney World Annual Pass sales are resuming on April 20 (this upcoming Thursday), but with each passing day, we learn something new about the process.

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For one, each Disney World Annual Pass will be available for purchase for the first time in years, with some different pricing:

  • Disney Incredi Pass: $1,399
  • Disney Sorcerer Pass: $969 (Florida Residents and Disney Vacation Club Members only)
  • Disney Pirate Pass: $749 (Florida Residents only)
  • Disney Pixie Dust Pass: $399 (Florida Residents only)

Not only that but beginning on April 18 (today), Walt Disney World Annual Passholders can now visit any Disney Park without any Park Reservations after 2:00 p.m. However, Magic Kingdom is excluded from this new practice on Saturdays. Considering how it’s the most popular Disney Park, we can understand why.

However, we’ve just found out today that even more changes are coming to the Annual Passholder process.

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Walt Disney World Annual Passes go on sale tomorrow for the first time in two years (excluding the Pixie Dust Pass, which has been on sale for some time), and it comes as no surprise that hundreds of fans are planning on becoming Walt Disney World Annual Passholders once the sale begins.

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But for those who are already existing Passholders and wish to upgrade, the process may be different this time around. In the past, existing Annual Passholders had to call the Walt Disney World V. I. Passholder hotline or visit Guest Services within a Disney Park.

Going forward, existing Annual Passholders can now upgrade their Annual Pass on the My Disney Experience app or the official Walt Disney World website…HOWEVER, upon speaking with a Disney World Cast Member regarding this change, they hinted that they were uncertain how well everything would function online once the changes are made.

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Knowing Disney IT, we can see why Cast Members would be unsure.

Keep an eye out on April 20, and best of luck if you’re trying to purchase or upgrade an Annual Pass!

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.