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New Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Program Launches September 8

Just in time for the 50th-anniversary celebration, the new Walt Disney World Annual Passholder launches on September 8, and here’s everything that you need to know to get yours. As someone that has been a proud Walt Disney World Walt Disney World The World's Most Magical CelebrationPassholder for many years now, I can tell you without hesitation that being an annual pass holder comes with its own kind of magic, the kind that lets you visit our theme parks again and again so you can revisit the spots where your favorite memories were made. And as the countdown to our 50th-anniversary celebration continues, the magic is calling: Now the wait is over and Walt Disney World and after months of specialization, we  now know that beginning Sept. 8, 2021, (and if you are a current Walt Disney World Passholder, the date will be September 7)  that that the all-new Walt Disney World Annual Passholder program is ready and waiting for you,

New Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Program Launches September 8

Much like the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World is introducing four new Annual Passes offering the flexibility and choice to meet guest needs, each designed based on Passholder feedback. These passes will help our biggest fans experience all that’s to come during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” – from new attractions and nighttime spectaculars to dazzling decorations at all four theme parks and more!

New Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Program Launches September 8

What’s New

Here are some highlights of our new Annual Passes:

  • Hold More Park Reservations: Depending on their pass type, Passholders may now hold up to five Disney Park Pass reservations at a time. We’ll also be adding “bonus reservations” to the calendar from time to time, so Passholders can make an additional park reservation without it counting against their applicable reservation hold limit. Plus, when Passholders stay at Disney Resort hotels or other select hotels, they will also be eligible to make theme park reservations for each day of their stay – in addition to the reservations you can hold based on your pass type!
  • Customize Your Pass: Choose different add-on options based on your preferences – from the Water Park and Sports option to Disney PhotoPass downloads. These add-on options will be available for purchase with any of our four new passes. 
  • Access a New Integrated Calendar: Planning will be easier with enhancements to our reservation system, including a new integrated calendar that lets Passholders quickly see blockout dates for each pass type, view available days and make, modify or cancel a reservation all in one place.
  • Enjoy Passholder Perks: Passes will continue to offer benefits you know and love including the Park Hopper option, standard theme park parking and discounts on merchandise and dining. And, there will be a few special surprises throughout the 50th-anniversary celebration!

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Click here to discover more information on your pass options available beginning Sept. 8, 2021. 

We’re also introducing a new look for the Annual Passholder program to honor our past while looking forward to the future. Using a piece of the original Walt Disney World Resort logo as a foundation for bright colors and energetic design, the program’s new look puts Passholders right in the middle of the magic.

Please note as we continue to manage attendance to provide a great experience for everyone, at any time, Annual Passes may be unavailable for purchase. Annual Passholders will also still be required to make park reservations for each day of their visit. Go to DisneyWorld.com/Pass for more information and important details about our new Annual Passes.

Current Passholders 

As a special thank to all of the current Annual Passholders,  Walt Disney World wants to offer an extra magical thanks for the continued loyalty, passion, and dedication, particularly over the past year and a half. If you are a current Passholder, please know you may continue to use your Annual Pass as you do today – when it is time for you to renew, you will be able to renew into one of our new passes (at a special renewal price). Plus, beginning Sept. 8, 2021, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum Plus Annual Passholders will also be able to hold more reservations at a time! Visit DisneyWorld.com/AnnualPass to learn more. Also, be on the lookout for a new exclusive magnet coming your way soon.


Now is the perfect time to be an Annual Passholder with unforgettable experiences coming during the 50th-anniversary celebration. Soon, you’ll be able to check out two new nighttime spectaculars with “Disney Enchantment” and “Harmonious,” each set to debut on Oct. 1! Also beginning Oct. 1, guests can experience our newest attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT (soon offering Passholder previews for those who registered!).

New Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Program Launches September 8

Every morning,  guests from all over the world to Walt Disney World Resort – some for the very first time, others for the first time in a while. And then there are those who visit more often, those who can no longer keep count of the days and nights they’ve spent at the parks. For these guests, a day at Disney brings a special type of magic unlike any other – Passholder magic – and that’s why we cannot wait to once again join in the ranks of the Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Program, just in time for this unforgettable 18-month event!

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To enter a theme park, each passholder must have a theme park reservation in addition to a valid pass. Park reservations are limited and are subject to availability and applicable pass blockout dates, and are not guaranteed for any specific dates or park.  A pass excludes separately priced activities and events.  An annual pass does not guarantee admission or entry into any park, experience, attraction or offering.  Park reservations may not be available on certain holidays in certain parks.  Some pass benefits and features may not be available during periods of limited capacity. Also, park experiences and offerings may be modified and are subject to limited availability or even closure.

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Please check back right here to find out all of the magical updates and important information to know before visiting the Walt Disney World Resort. Now the only thing left to decide is which of the new Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Programs is the right one for your family?