On the morning of Monday, May 30, I received a surprising email from Disney Destinations: a reminder and chance to renew my Walt Disney World Resort Annual Pass. I was reminded that while the door remains closed to all those on the outside, the proverbial club of current Annual Passholders (APs) is still very much going, albeit in a rather debatable atmosphere.
According to Disney, I was able to choose between all four of the new Annual Pass options due to the fortunate fact that I am a Florida Resident: the Incredi-Pass, the Sorcerer Pass, the Pirate Pass, and the Pixie Dust Pass. Only the Incredi-Pass remains fully open to non-Floridians, and the Sorcerer Pass is attainable if one is a Disney Vacation Club Member. The Incredi-Pass is the highest Annual Pass tier, with its only outstanding factor being it is the only option that does not include any blockout dates.
I was also fortunate, up to this point, to have been grandfathered into the last round of renewals for Disney World’s Platinum Plus Pass. Now, I found myself paying an extra $30/month more for a pass most similar to my previous one and did not automatically include PhotoPass. On a higher situational level, Annual Passholders used to get a special advantage with Disney’s FastPass+ system. Now, all line-cutting options cost extra, as we have previously covered.
It is still unclear when the Walt Disney World Resort will begin selling all of its Annual Passes again. There does appear to be one Annual Passholder tier that Disney World does have available for purchase. But, it is the Pixie Dust Pass, and while it only costs $399, every weekend, peak time, and holiday period is blocked out. The Pixie Dust Pass is also currently only available for Florida Residents.
As summer gets underway, we at Disney Fanatic find it prudent to remind our readers that Disney is still offering current APs the chance to renew and what options they have to keep the magic going. Current APs have the chance to renew up to 30 days after their pass expires.
It should be noted, though, that we still do not know the full effect of the supposed Disney boycott that began at the end of April and how many APs actually canceled their passes.
We will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.