This is the news Disney World fans have been waiting for!
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the Walt Disney World theme parks shut down, the company decided to pause new Annual Passholder sales.
After the Parks reopened, Disney announced a brand-new Annual Passholder system with different types of Annual Passes; however, new Annual Passes could not be purchased — only those who previously had an Annual Pass could renew.
That is about to change as Disney World announced they would resume the sales of new Annual Passes this month.
When Will Disney World Annual Passes Go On Sale?
The even better news is that fans do not have to wait long before they can purchase a new Disney World Annual Pass.
“New sales of the Disney Incredi-Pass, Disney Sorcerer Pass, and Disney Pirate Pass will resume and can be purchased online beginning on April 20!” Disney World announced this morning.
It is important to note that the number of passes will be limited, and receipts, or select pass types, “may become unavailable for purchase at any time,” per Disney.
New Annual Passholder Benefits
Now is the perfect time to become a Disney World Annual Passholder as the highly-anticipated fireworks show, “Happily Ever After,” just made its triumphant return a few days ago, meaning with an Annual Pass, you can go see this show as many times as you’d like.
A brand-new rollercoaster at Magic Kingdom inside Walt Disney World also just opened — TRON Lightcycle / Run, which Disney describes as:
Lean forward into the ultimate race of survival! Leave the real world behind and join Team Blue in an epic quest across the Grid—the dark, computerized world with no horizons from TRON. Here, there’s no limit to the excitement.
Climb aboard your very own Lightcycle and take off on a high-speed adventure, racing against the Grid’s most menacing Programs. Surge past your fierce opponents as you attempt to cross through 8 Energy Gates and secure your team’s victory—so you can survive to race another day.
Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the world’s first “Toy Story”-themed table-service restaurant, Roundup Rodeo BBQ, recently opened, meaning Guests can chow down on a rootin’ tootin’ meal as often as they’d like with their Annual Pass.
And suppose you are a local of Walt Disney World. In that case, Annual Passholders will no longer need a Park Pass reservation to enter the theme parks after 2 p.m. on select days — Guests with Annual Passholders visiting Magic Kingdom on Saturdays and Sundays will still need to make a Park Pass reservation before entering the Park.
Additionally, Passholders will now receive access to select Disney PhotoPass benefits!
“We are so grateful for our Passholders who have a deep, strong connection to Walt Disney World, and we are looking forward to welcoming more of you to the Annual Passholder family, just in time to experience the feelings of a Disney Thrill this spring and summer,” Senior Manager of Communications Eric Scott shared in the announcement.