Are Disney World Annual Passes Worth the Price?


Are Disney World Annual Passes Worth the Price?

Just a few days ago, Disney pulled a sneaky sneak and raised the prices of Annual Passes from one day to the next. With no warning. Tisk Tisk

The question is, are annual passes worth it? Let’s break it down for you.

Disney is amazing. So magical. Galaxy’s Edge is opening soon at Hollywood Studios. The Guardian’s of the Galaxy ride in Epcot is scheduled to open in 2021. So many amazing life lasting memories are made in Disney every day.

Disney World recently raised their annual pass prices. In this blog post, I give you a list of the different ticket annual pass option, prices and description.

Price Guide

  • Disney Premier Passport – $2099 (up from $1949)
  • Platinum Plus Pass – $999 (up from $849)
  • Platinum Plus Pass – $1219 (up from $949) *Non- Florida Resident Price
  • Platinum Pass – $899 (up from $749)
  • Platinum Pass – $1119 (up from $849) *Non-Florida Resident Price
  • Gold Pass – $699 (up from $609)
  • Silver Pass – $519 (up from $479)
  • Theme Park Select – $439 No price change
  • Weekday Select – $349 (up from $130)
  • Epcot After 4 pm – $309 (up from $289)
  • Water Parks – $139 (up from $130)
  • Water Parks after 2 – $89 (up from $79)

Annual Pass Description

Disney Premier Passport – $2099 (up from $1949)
The Disney Premier Passport Annual Pass is the most expensive annual pass. However, pricey as it may be it may offer to most benefit for die hard Disney World and Disney Land fans. Here is why. The Disney Premier Passport Annual Pass gives the pass holder no blockout dates at both Disney World parks (all 4 plus water parks, EPN and Disney Oak Trails Golf Course) AND Disneyland (Disneyland and California Adventure). Before researching for this post, I have never heard of such a thing. I learned something new. 🙂

Platinum Plus Pass – $999 (up from $849)
Platinum Plus Pass – $1219 (up from $949) *Non- Florida Resident Price
The Platinum Plus Pass allows admittance to all Disney World Parks (4 theme parks, 2 water parks, ESPEN and Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course) with no block out dates and park hopper is included.

Platinum Pass – $899 (up from $749)
Platinum Pass – $1119 (up from $849) *Non-Florida Resident Price
The Platinum Pass is similar to the Platinum Plus Pass (described above). The only difference is this pass allows admittance to all 4 theme parks ONLY. This pass does not include the two water parks, ESPEN or Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course.

Gold Pass – $699 (up from $609)
The Gold Annual Pass allows you to go to the all 4 theme parks during most times of the year. This pass also allows you to park hop, you can attend all 4 theme parks in one day. Below are the block out dates for the Disney Gold Pass.
I refer you to the Disney World annual apsses website for block out dates: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/passes/#

Silver Pass – $519 (up from $479)
The Silver Annual Pass allows you to go to the all 4 theme parks during certain times of the year. This pass also allows you to park hop, you can attend all 4 theme parks in one day. Below are the block out dates for the Disney Silver Pass.
I refer you to the Disney World annual apsses website for block out dates: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/passes/#

Theme Park Select – $439 No price change
The Theme Park Select annual pass has no price change. This annual pass is a little complicated as blocked dates change for all 4 theme parks. I refer you to the Disney website for theme park and date specific information.
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/passes/blockout-dates/theme-park-select-pass/

Weekday Select – $349 (up from $130)
The Disney Weekday Select Pass allows passholders to visit all 4 theme parks on the same day on certain times of the year and only during weekedays.
I refer you to the Disney World website for block out dates:
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/passes/#

Epcot After 4 pm – $309 (up from $289)
The Epcot After 4 pm Annual Passes are just that, passes that allow you to visit Epcot only after 4 pm. No block out dates.

Water Parks – $139 (up from $130)
The Water Parks annual pass is pass to enjoy Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach during normal operating hours.

Water Parks after 2 – $89 (up from $79)
The Water Parks after 2 pass is very simiar to the Water Parks annual pass just limits your park entry time to after 2 pm.

Are the Disney Annual Passes worth the price?

Now that you are well informed on the price and a mini description of all the DIsney World Annual Passes that Disney offers, the question is are they really worth it?

It all depends on how many times you want to visit the parks this year?

One Day Disney theme park ticket no park hopper will cost $109 for Florida and non-residents. So if you’re only going for one day this year, the annual pass isn’t worth it. If you add park hopper to that one day ticket that comes out to $139 for Florida residents and $169 for non residents. An annual pass still isn’t worth it for 1 theme park day with or without park hopper.

Disney is also offering Florida Resident 3 or 4 day tickets. The basic Discover Disney tickets gets you one park out of the 4 theme parks per day. These tickets are starting at $175 for 3 day, $195 for 4 days. If you add the hopper to the tickets you’re looking at $207.50 for 3 days and $232.50 for 4 days. Disney has another option, Discover DIsney Park Hopper Plus which includes water parks are 3 days for $232.50 and 4 days for $257.50. These are an amazing deal.

Side Note: My family recently purchased these tickets. We split them up to use in two different trips. We had a blast. We totally loved it. We went to each theme park. 

If you’re planning a Disney World vacation or several vacations that will last more than 3 or 4 days and you’re NOT a Florida resident, then Annual pass is the way to go. You pay the down payment and the monthly payments don’t seem so bad. Or if you want to just pay it in full, you can do that as well. The annual pass is definitely worth it for you.

If you’re a Florida resident who plans to visit Disney World more 3 or 4 days that’s allotted in the Discover Disney passes then the annual passes are worth it for you. You’ll save tons of money on tickets.

Annual passes are worth the price if you visit Disney enough. The annual passes gives you a little piece of freedom. It almost burns a hole on your pocket. Just knowing its there, you imagine you can hop in your car and head to Disney whenever you want. You can even take a random day trip, no hotel, no fuss. Just you, your ticket, and Disney.

Thanks for sticking with this long post. If you’ve enjoyed it leave me a comment, a life or a share.

Hope you have a magical day.

Mel

1 thought on “Are Disney World Annual Passes Worth the Price?”

  1. This is something I’ve always wondered. So far I’ve only done one Disney trip a year so I’m not sure that it’s worth it to me, but I think I’ll have to invest if I end up doing two trips in a year.

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