Disney accidentally resumed selling annual passes to DVC owners, and Florida residents on June 28th 2022 for about 30 minutes. The Sorcerer Pass was available for $899 and the Pirate Pass for $699. All other passes including the Incredi Pass were not available. Passes are not currently available.
We just renewed our annual passes, and you can read about why we renewed our Annual Passes here.
Before we go down to the rumor mill and discuss when Disney will sell annual passes again, we should remember when and why they originally stopped selling annual passes. Disney stopped selling all 4 of their annual passes on November 21st, 2021.
That was after they stopped selling back when the Disney World parks closed down in March of 2020. Since then the parks have roared back to life, with crowded parks, some reaching capacity after requiring all guests to have a park reservation before entry and park hopping at 2pm.
Why would anyone want to buy an annual pass from Disney? They started at about $400 for Florida residents, and out of state guests passes start at $1299. Even then if you want access to the water parks, or photopass options that have been offered in years past, you will have to shell out another $99 for each option you have. If you have multiple people in your family, only one of you needs to get the $99 photopass option and have them download the pictures you take while in the parks.
All four annual passes previously included the following benefits:
- Standard theme park parking
- Hopper option
- Select dining discounts
- Discounts on dessert parties, or after hours events.
- Up to 20% off select merchandise
- 50th Anniversary special surprises
- Access to special Passholder merchandise
- Disney will also be offering “bonus days” when availability allows for those who aren’t blocked out.
So when will Walt Disney World sell annual passes again in 2022?
This is a great question that no one in the Disney Blogsphere can answer with absolute certainty at this moment. Bob Chapnek has said there is “strong demand”, and there isn’t a “slow season” any more.
If you currently hold an annual pass from Disney, and plan to go to Disney World for more than 8 park days, we highly encourage you to renew when you can. Current Incredi-Passholders will be able to renew for $1,104 plus tax with no blackout dates around holidays.
That all said, we believe that there will be new annual passes sold again before the end of 2022. I would recommend keep an eye out around September and October of 2022 for new annual pass sales.
Are Passholders less valuable to Disney?
Disney is still attempting to recover losses they experienced during the pandemic. During the last stockholders meeting Disney is showing major profits, mostly coming from the purchase of Lightning Lanes and Genie+ with high attendance records. As out of state passholders, I know we tend to eat at Disney restaurants for almost every meal, as well as indulge in a number of sweet treats. So maybe the current Disney CEO has a point not to value Passholders as much. We make it a habit of not buying the Lightning Lanes, as we are avid Rope Droppers.
Are you an annual passholder now? Are you thinking about renewing? What perks do you miss the most about being a passholder?