Walt Disney World Annual Pass and Florida Resident Recent Changes

Yes, we all are sad when Disney raises prices and so be prepared to be sad. They have changed (increased) the Annual Passes and Florida Residents are the main victims of the latest price hikes but there was also a parking fee increase from $17 to $20 to park at any WDW theme park. Once you have paid once though in a day you do not have to pay again to change parks or for in and out privileges.

For the annual passholders here are the prices and inclusions for the new tiered program:

Deluxe Platinum Pass – Cost $829.00 for all guests ages 3 and up. You receive one-year of admission to all four WDW theme parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom) and you will also be able to park hop on any given day. You will receive free theme park pricing (so no price hike for you!) and admission to the two water parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon) and also ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course. You also receive special promotions/discounts at Disney Resort hotels when available and discounts on dining, merchandise, recreation and tours. Also you receive the ability to download Disney PhotoPass photos and videos as part of the annual pass at no additional fee.

Disney Platinum Pass – Cost $749.00 for all guests ages 3 and up. You receive one-year of admission to all four WDW theme parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom) and you will also be able to park hop on any given day. You also receive free theme park parking and also special promotions/discounts at Disney Resort hotels when available and discounts on dining, merchandise, recreation and tours. Also you receive the ability to download Disney PhotoPass photos and videos as part of the annual pass at no additional fee.

 

Water Park Annual Pass – Cost $110 for ages 10 and up and $99 for ages 3-9. You receive one-year of admission to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Disney’s Blizzard Beach.

Florida Residents and Disney Vacation Club Members:

Disney Gold Pass – This is for both Florida Residents and Disney Vacations Club Members. Cost $549.00 for all guests ages 3 and up. You receive one year admission (except for blackout dates included with the Gold Pass – see below) to all four WDW theme parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom).

Blackout Dates: December 17–31, 2015; January 1, 2016; March 19–April 1, 2016; December 16–31, 2016; January 1–2, 2017.

You also receive free theme park parking and also special promotions/discounts at Disney Resort hotels when available and discounts on dining, merchandise, recreation and tours. Also you receive the ability to download Disney PhotoPass photos and videos as part of the gold pass at no additional fee.

Disney Silver Pass – Florida Residents Cost $389.00 for all guests ages 3 and up. You receive one year admission (except for blackout dates included with the Gold Pass – see below) to all four WDW theme parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom).

Blackout Dates: December 17–31, 2015; January 1, 2016; March 19–April 1, 2016; June 6 – August 11, 2016; December 16–31, 2016; January 1–2, 2017.

You also receive free theme park parking and also special promotions/discounts at Disney Resort hotels when available and discounts on dining, merchandise, recreation and tours. 

Weekday Select Pass – Florida Residents Cost $259.00 for all guests ages 3 and up. You receive one year admission, WEEKDAYS ONLY, to all four WDW theme parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom).  You also receive free theme park parking and also special promotions/discounts at Disney Resort hotels when available and discounts on dining, merchandise, recreation and tours.

EPCOT After 4 Annual Pass –  Florida Residents Cost $249.00 for all guests ages 3 and up. You receive one year admission, after 4:00 PM, to EPCOT any day. You also receive free theme park parking and also special promotions/discounts at Disney Resort hotels when available and discounts on dining, merchandise, recreation and tours.

For all you Tables In Wonderland fans out there you need to read up too. This dining program has also increased in price across the board by $50. The card is now $150 for Annual Passholders and DVC Members and $175 for Florida residents. I love Tables in Wonderland and will just have to visit more to make it work at the new prices!

So how sad or upset are you? Is this going to change any future plans you have?

2 thoughts on “Walt Disney World Annual Pass and Florida Resident Recent Changes

  1. I think Disney is going to have to be a “less often” thing for me now as I probably won’t be getting another annual pass once this one is done. I’ve only been an AP holder for about 3 years but it was $500-something when I started so the change since then is a lot, and my income definitely has not increased in parallel to that!

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    • I am hearing a lot of the less often thing which makes me sad. Not that Disney does not have bright minds and I am sure does the research with this but I would think the money AP holders spend visiting more frequently would be more than the one time increase. Also, when I have an AP I plan more trips to justify the cost. Sigh I am hoping it is a long time coming for any additional increases.

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