Walt Disney World Launches NEW Annual Passholder Perks

Some of Walt Disney World’s biggest fans have exciting news in store as the Resort debuts new perks just for Annual Passholders.

In the three years since Disney Parks reopened following the pandemic-era closures in 2020, Annual Passholder benefits (or lack thereof) at Walt Disney World have undergone several changes. Like all other Guests at Disney Parks, Annual Passholders have been subject to the theme park reservation system.

Thankfully, however, reservations will not be required for most Guests beginning next year, and Annual Passholders have already received the added benefit of visiting the Parks without reservations after 2:00 p.m. (except Magic Kingdom on Saturdays and Sundays.)

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The latest benefit to launch for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders is V.I.Passholder Days! In the latest update to the Passholder Buzz section of the My Disney Experience app, Disney shared the details of the upcoming limited-time event set to recognize Passholders as some of the Resort’s “most valued Guests.”

Included in the new offerings are the following perks:

  • New Annual Passholder magnet (likely featuring Figment)
  • Limited-time seating area to rest and cool off in the Parks
  • Additional discounts on select merchandise and dining, including some Outdoor Kitchens at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
  • New snacks and treats just for Annual Passholders (available for purchase)
  • Two new limited-time photo ops
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Annual Passholder Benefits at Walt Disney World

In addition to new offerings like V.I.Passholder Days, Annual Passholders are entitled to several discounts and perks around Walt Disney World, including merchandise and dining discounts, savings on backstage tours, special offers for stays at Disney Resorts and the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, complimentary magnets, exclusive merchandise and treats, savings on special event tickets (like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party), complimentary theme park parking and more.

Disney recently started offering sales of new Annual Passes for the first time since the beginning of 2020, and select passes are still available. If you are not yet part of the Annual Passholder family, there is still time to purchase your pass!

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Dates have not yet been confirmed for V.I.Passholder Days; however, select offerings will be available in June with some of the benefits applying to events specific to the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival which ends on July 5, 2023.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."