Price increases have recently hit several aspects of the Disney vacation experience ranging from theme park tickets at the Disneyland Resort (some of which are seeing a nearly 10% increase) to food and drink pricing across Walt Disney World.
While day-tickets to Disney Parks on the East Coast have remained available (albeit expensive with dynamic pricing that varies by date) Annual Passes have been unavailable since the theme parks closed at the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. Renewals have been open to Guests who already held Annual Passes, but Disney has continued its pause on sales of new APs, amid comments from the company referring to Passholders as an “unfavorable attendance mix.”
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At this time, Disney has not yet confirmed when sales of new Annual Passes will (finally) resume, but the company has confirmed that prices will increase on the passes when the time does come.
Theme park reporter Scott Gustin took to Twitter to share a look at the upcoming Annual Pass pricing structure that Guests will see when new sales resume:
NEW: AP sales for Incredi-Pass, Sorcerer, and Pirate remain PAUSED — but those APs will see an increase when sales resume:
Incredi-Pass: $1399 (was $1299)
Sorcerer: $969 (was $899)
Pirate: $749 (was $699)
Pixie: $399 (no change)
Renewals continue – but pricing not available.
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) November 15, 2022
The Incredi-Pass, the only pass without any blockout dates has increased by $100, while the Sorcerer Pass increased by $70, the Pirate Pass increased by $50, and the Pixie Dust Pass (which is limited to Florida resident purchases and comes with the most blockout dates) will have no change.
Annual Passes have been the subject of several debates among Disney fans since each Disney Park reopened from the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to frustrations over the reservation system and the inability to purchase new passes, as well as multiple lawsuits by Guests who claim that the reservation system negates passes that were marketed as not having blockout dates.
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For now, the updated pricing is certainly good to know for Guests who are looking to purchase a new pass when they do become available. We at Disney Tips will continue to monitor updates to Walt Disney World’s Annual Passholder program, and we will report back here as soon as we have information on when sales will resume.