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Walt Disney World updates annual pass options and prices

by Banks Lee

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Walt Disney World has updated their Annual Pass program with increased prices, new benefits and a new selection of passes to choose among. New benefits include unlimited PhotoPass downloads for the top three pass levels and free parking for all levels.

Below we have listed all the updated Annual Pass options, prices for Florida residents and benefits listed:

Platinum Plus Pass ($729 full/$55.37 monthly) – entitles guest to unlimited admission for 365 days from the activation date (except activities/events separately priced) to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Disney’s Oak Trail golf course and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex It also includes theme park parking, a complimentary MagicBand, park hopping privileges and unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads.

Platinum Pass ($649 full/$48.27 monthly) – entitles guest to unlimited admission for 365 days from the activation date (except activities/events separately priced) to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It also includes theme park parking, a complimentary MagicBand, park hopping privileges and and unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads.

Gold Pass ($549 full/$39.40 monthly) – entitles guest to admission to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom except for “blackout” dates around Christmas/New Years and Easter/spring break. It also includes theme park parking, a complimentary MagicBand, park hopping privileges and unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads.

Silver Pass ($389 full/$25.20 monthly) – entitles guest to admission to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom except for “blackout” dates around Christmas/New Years, Easter/spring break, and peak summer vacation period. It also includes theme park parking, a complimentary MagicBand and park hopping privileges.

Weekday Select Pass ($259 full/$13.66 monthly) – entitles guest to admission on weekdays only to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom except for “blackout” dates around Christmas/New Years, Easter/spring break, and peak summer vacation period. It also includes theme park parking, a complimentary MagicBand and park hopping privileges.

Epcot After 4 p.m. Pass ($249 full/$12.77 monthly) – entitles guest to admission to Epcot after 4 p.m. It also includes theme park parking and a complimentary MagicBand.

Merchandise discounts change with the calendar year. For 2015, all pass holder get 10% off. There’s no word yet on the 2016 discounts. For the full list of pass holder discounts, visit DisneyWorld.com/PassholderPerks

If current passholders would like the unlimited PhotoPass downloads or free parking (if their current pass doesn’t allow it) prior to their renewal, they may upgrade their pass to one of the new offerings.

Tables in Wonderland membership has been increased to $150 for Annual Passholders and $175 for Florida Residents. Parking prices have also been raised to $20 at the theme parks, with valet now at $25.

For more information and to purchase an annual pass, head to DisneyWorld.com.

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10 comments

Lisa October 4, 2015 - 11:16 am

I’m confused about the monthly prices. Are these in addition to the full price? Because, the monthly price X 12 comes out to less than the full prices listed.

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Banks Lee October 4, 2015 - 12:03 pm

People who decide to do monthly payments have to put a down-payment of $100 or so in addition to the first month’s payment, so that’s where the difference goes.

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Joey green October 4, 2015 - 4:30 pm

I may be done with Disney.

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Al P. October 4, 2015 - 5:21 pm

I’m starting to think Disney is trying to get rid of us locals and regulars. I’ve bought annual passes fairly consistently since the nineties, but This might be our last year for a long time. Between the price raising every year, and the cannibalization of things we love, for future construction, it is not what it used to be for us. I left the happiest place on earth pretty depressed today.

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joe m October 18, 2015 - 4:58 pm

Not only the locals. They got rid of the no expiration option on tickets for tourists. I used to take six adults every year. If someone was sick or wanted to see something else I did not have to waste money because the ticket time would be good the next year. Now I will make sure I never buy any extra ticket time. We will be spending most of our vacation time away from Disney at all the sights we have been missing over the years.

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Mel p October 4, 2015 - 9:45 pm

Crazy expensive! My family of 3 gets in to Universal/IOA for a year and free parking for $500! One mickey year is that much! I get its 4 parks but that is insane! Guess we won’t be seeing any magical ways for awhile!

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mike October 5, 2015 - 8:58 am

yes 729 is too much. and plus they dont even unclude disneyquest anymore because its closing down. so they took out disneyquest, but didnt replace it with anything? yea no thanks disney

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Mary October 6, 2015 - 5:05 am

The prices are insane! And if you’re paying that much, there should be no “blackout” dates. Also when is Disney going to recognize that some disabled people (those in wheelchairs with true mobility limitations such as paralysis) who can not ride most of the rides SHOULD NOT be paying the same rate 50% less would be fair. I get that the can see shows but let’s face it, the main attractions are rides. So just to spend the day with family, it costs a fortune for someone who can’t ride.

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Mandi October 13, 2015 - 9:06 am

They ruined our Christmas this year and disappointed our kids. We had planned on getting passes next month and I had budgeted for it. My 3 kids do not need free parking and Christmas and summer is when we can go without pressure. I am a teacher so I can’t take a vacation whenever I want to. We are moving over to the Universal passes because Disney has raised prices so much that singles or couples can afford it but not a family. For us it’s over $200 a month plus the down payment. The worst part is my husband is obsessed with all things Disney and he agrees that they have gone too far with pricing.

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Pam October 23, 2015 - 3:16 pm

I bought a house in Orlando to be close to my happy place Disney World, but the prices are getting rediculous. I guess Disney is going to be the place for the rich. I’m going to Universal.

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