Breaking Down Walt Disney World’s Annual Passholder Discounts and Perks

Walt Disney World is a wonderful place to visit, and you may very well wish to come again and again. For frequent visitors to the parks who purchase an Annual Pass, Disney offers special membership options with extra benefits that you might find useful during your vacations.

Annual Passholder Magnet

An Annual Pass lets you visit all four parks (when they’re all open) and features the Parkhopper option to visit more than one park per day. The Annual Pass has numerous benefits, so let’s explore all the different discounts and other benefits it offers for your Disney World visits.

Purchasing and Renewing the Annual Pass

You can purchase Annual Passes by ordering online or by calling (407) WDW-PASS or (407) 939-7277 for more information. There are multiple versions of the Annual Pass, each with its own price and benefits. The Platinum Pass is $1,195, while the Platinum Plus Pass costs $1,295. Both passes offer many of the same benefits, but while the regular Platinum just allows admission for one year to the main four theme parks, Platinum Plus also lets you gain admission to other Disney World sites such as the water parks, Oak Trail Golf Course, and ESPN Wide World of Sports. There’s also a Water Parks Annual Pass (one year’s admission to the water parks), which costs $139.

Here are current prices and savings for the annual passes.

Florida residents can also purchase the separate but mostly similar Florida Resident Annual Pass, which also has several options: Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus, and Silver/Seasonal. All of the Passes let you get into the different parks like the other Annual Passes. Gold costs just $719, but it restricts your visits to the Disney World parks to outside of specific blockout dates. Platinum costs $899, and Platinum Plus costs $999; they essentially cover the same benefits as their standard equivalents, and they do not have blockout dates. The seasonal, Silver option costs $539, and it has a wide blockout period where you cannot visit Disney World: June 1 – August 6, 2020, and December 18, 2020 – January 2, 2021. Additional blockout dates might also apply.

Florida is a beautiful state that many call home, and Florida residents can purchase their own version of the annual pass.

If you already have the Annual Pass and want it to continue past the first year, you can renew at any time, with the renewal Pass starting on the date your previous pass expires. If you’ve linked your Pass(es), you can easily renew via the My Disney Experience app by selecting the My Tickets option. You can also renew online, renew at a Disney World park ticket window or at Disney Springs guest relations, or call (407) 560-PASS or (407) 560-7277. If you renew the Annual Passholder membership by 30 days after it expires, you’ll even receive a discount of up to 15% off. So don’t forget to check when yours expires. If you’ve linked your Annual Pass to your Disney account, you can check your expiration date on the My Disney Experience App under My Profile or My Reservations.

Linking Annual Passes with My Disney Experience App

To make your use of the Annual Passholder benefits easier, you should link your pass with your My Disney Experience app. To do so, simply sign into your Disney account, find the linking page here, and enter the ID number found on your Pass(es).

The My Disney Experience app is very helpful, and linking it up with your annual pass will certainly come in handy.

If you linked an Annual Pass to the wrong person in your party, please go to My Reservations on the My Disney Experience app, tap on the respective pass, and choose to reassign the ticket. You cannot reassign a Pass online if it has already been used to enter a Disney park.

Go to the My Reservation section to fix any problems with your annual pass linking.

After you have linked your pass, go to My Profile or My Reservations to see your pass listed. Please note that the water park Annual Pass only shows up on My Reservations.

PhotoPass

To help you capture all your happy memories at the parks, Disney offers PhotoPass, which lets you view all your pictures online for free, including special ones taken at certain locations throughout Disney World. But while you can view them online for free, the downloads typically cost money – unless you have an Annual Pass, that is.

The various pictures you get with PhotoPass can be priceless mementos for your magical Disney World experience.

Annual Passholders receive free unlimited downloads if they are Platinum, Platinum Plus, or Gold. To utilize this benefit, you’ll need to link your Annual Pass to your Disney account via the My Disney Experience app. Once you’ve done that, you can view and download them from My Disney Experience in the Photos & Videos section.

Parking

When you pay for an Annual Pass at Disney World, parking fees at the parks are covered in the package. That means you can park in any of the four Disney World theme parks without having to pay extra for the standard $25 parking fee. In addition, Annual Passholders can also get preferred parking, normally $45-$50, for a price equaling the difference in price between preferred and standard parking, presently saving you approximately $25.

Resort Discounts

The diverse and immersive resorts at Walt Disney World are all a marvel and joy to behold, and the Annual Pass can make your stay there easier and cheaper. Discounts vary throughout the year, with special, seasonal discounts appearing at different times annually. Typically, you can book rooms at select Disney World resorts and save up to 35% on the price. You can get more details when you book rooms here.

Walt Disney World has many wonderfully beautiful resorts, and annual passholder discounts can help you afford them.

Also, the Beach Club Resort, the Contemporary Resort, the Grand Floridian Resort, and the Yacht Club Resort all offer poolside cabana rentals and specialty cruises, which have their own Passholder discounts. Cabana rentals are 15% off, while the cruises are 10% off.

Dining Discounts

At select dining locations across the Walt Disney World resorts, theme parks, and shopping centers, the Annual Pass lets you get discounts ranging from 10% to 20% off. Most dining discounts are 10%, with a few being 15% or 20% (note that all the 15-20% discounts are found at Disney Springs locations). While the exact details vary for each dining opportunity, the discounts generally apply to the Annual Passholder and up to three other guests. Also, many restaurant discounts only apply for certain meals such as lunch and dinner, and special events and dining packages disqualify the discount. In addition, generally only non-alcoholic foods and beverages count towards the discount.

Don’t skip the Saganaki at Wine Bar George!

Restaurants featuring Annual Passholder discounts are listed here and include:

  • Ohana (Polynesian Village Resort, 10%)
  • 1900 Park Fare (Grand Floridian Resort, 10%)
  • 50’s Prime Time Café (Hollywood Studios, 10%)
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Epcot, 10%)
  • Ale & Compass Restaurant (Yacht Club Resort, 10%)
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant (Magic Kingdom, 10%)
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop (Beach Club Resort, 10%)
  • Biergarten Restaurant (Epcot, 10%)
  • Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall (Port Orleans Resort, 10%)
  • Boma (Animal Kingdom Lodge, 10%)
  • California Grill (Contemporary Resort, 10%)
  • Cape May Café (Beach Club Resort, 10%)
  • Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Chef Mickey’s (Contemporary Resort, 10%)
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table (Magic Kingdom, 10%)
  • Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Coral Reef Restaurant (Epcot, 10%)
  • Cítricos (Grand Floridian Resort, 10%)
  • Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show (Polynesian Village Resort, 10%)
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill (ESPN Wide World of Sports, 10%)
  • Earl of Sandwich (Disney Springs, 10%
  • Enzo’s Hideaway (Disney Springs, 15%)
  • Erin McKenna’s Bakery (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Flying Fish (BoardWalk, 10%)
  • Frontera Cocina (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Garden Grill Restaurant (Epcot, 10%)
  • Garden View Tea Room (Grand Floridian Resort, 10%)
  • Grand Floridian Café (Grand Floridian Resort, 10%)
  • Hollywood & Vine (Hollywood Studios, 10%)
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue (Fort Wilderness Resort, 10%)
  • House of Blues (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Häagen-Dazs Kiosk (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Jaleo (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Jiko (Animal Kingdom Lodge (10%)
  • Joffrey’s Coffee and Smoothies (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Skipper Canteen (Magic Kingdom, 10%)
  • Kona Café (Polynesian Village Resort, 10%)
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse (Epcot, 10%)
  • Liberty Tree Tavern (Magic Kingdom, 10%)
  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano (Hollywood Studios, 10%)
  • Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante (Disney Springs, 15%)
  • Morimoto Asia (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Narcoossee’s (Grand Floridian Resort, 10%)
  • Nine Dragons Restaurant (Epcot, 10%)
  • Olivia’s Café (Old Key West Resort, 10%)
  • Paddlefish (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Paradiso 37, Disney Springs, 15%)
  • Pizza Ponte (Disney Springs, 15%)
  • Planet Hollywood (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Rainforest Café (Animal Kingdom/Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Restaurant Marrakesh (Epcot, 10%)
  • Rose & Crown (Epcot, 10%)
  • STK Orlando (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • San Angel Inn Restaurante (Epcot, 10%)
  • Sanaa (Animal Kingdom Lodge, 10%)
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater (Hollywood Studios, 10%)
  • Sebastian’s Bistro (Caribbean Beach Resort)
  • Spice Road Table (Epcot, 10%)
  • Splitsville Dining Room (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Sprinkles (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Story Book Dining at Artist Point (Wilderness Lodge, 10%)
  • T-Rex (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Takumi-Tei (Epcot, 10%)
  • Teppan Edo, Epcot, 10%)
  • Terralina Crafted Italian (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • The Boathouse (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • The Crystal Palace (Magic Kingdom, 10%)
  • The Diamond Horseshoe (Magic Kingdom, 10%)
  • The Edison (Disney Springs, 15%)
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby (Hollywood Studios, 10%)
  • The Plaza Restaurant (Magic Kingdom, 10%)
  • The Polite Pig (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Turf Club Bar and Grill (Saratoga Springs Resort, 10%)
  • Wave (Contemporary Resort, 10%)
  • Three Bridges Bar & Grill (Coronado Springs Resort, 10%)
  • Tiffins Restaurant (Animal Kingdom, 10%)
  • Tokyo Dining (Epcot, 10%)
  • Toledo (Coronado Springs Resort, 10%)
  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant (Magic Kingdom, 10%)
  • Trail’s End Restaurant (Fort Wilderness Lodge, 10%)
  • Trattoria al Forno (BoardWalk, 10%)
  • Tusker House Restaurant (10%)
  • Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar (Epcot, 10%)
  • Tutto Italia Ristorante (Epcot, 10%)
  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria (Epcot, 10%)
  • Vivoli il Gelato (10%)
  • Wetzel’s Pretzels (Disney Springs/ESPN Wide World of Sports, 10%)
  • Whispering Canyon Café (Wilderness Lodge, 10%)
  • Wine Bar George (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Wolfgang Puck (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse (Yacht Club Resort, 10%)
  • Yak & Yeti (Animal Kingdom, 10%)
  • YeSake (Disney Springs, 10%)

In addition to specific restaurant discounts, having the Annual Pass gives you a discount when registering for membership in the Tables in Wonderland dining program. This special membership, restricted to Disney Vacation Club (DVC), Annual Passholders, and Florida residents, gives you a wide range of dining benefits. You’ll get 20% off all foods and beverages at over 100 different restaurants at Disney World, and you’ll also get invited to special dining events.

Shopping Discounts

Just like the dining discounts, many stores across Walt Disney World offer Annual Passholder discounts. The discounts typically range between 10% and 20% (the majority being 20%, spread across multiple parks and other locations.). For most shops, the discounts only apply to select, normally priced items, and specific stores sometimes have additional criteria for the discount.

If you want to shop until you drop, the annual passholder discounts will certainly come in handy!

Disney World stores featuring Annual Passholder discounts are listed here and include:

  • Alex and Ani (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Accents (Dolphin Hotel, 20%)
  • Africa Hub Cart (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Agrabah Baazar (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Art of Disney (Epcot, 20%)
  • Basin (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Bayview Gifts (Contemporary Resort, 20%)
  • Beach Club Marketplace (Beach Club Resort, 20%)
  • Beach Haus (Blizzard Beach, 20%)
  • Beverly Sunset Boutique (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Big Al’s (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Big Top Souvenirs (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Boneyard Cart (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Bonjour! Village Gifts (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • BouTiki (Polynesian Village Resort, 20%)
  • Box Office Gifts (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Briar Patch (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin Photos (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Casey Jr. RailRoad Mercantile (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Celebrity 5 & 10 (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Chapel Hats (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Coca Cola Store (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Colors of Mo’ara (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Columbia Sportswear (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Conch Flats General Store (Old Key West Resort, 20%)
  • Crossroads of the World (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Crystal Arts (Magic Kingdom/Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Curiouser Clothiers (Grand Floridian Resort (20%)
  • Curtain Call Collectibles (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Das Kaufhaus (Epcot, 20%)
  • Der Teddybar (Epcot, 20%)
  • Die Weihnachts Ecke (Epcot, 20%)
  • Dino-Rama Cart (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • T-Rex Dino-Store (Disney Springs, 15%)
  • DinoLand Cart (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Discovery Trading Company (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Disney Clothiers (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • PhotoPass Studio (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Disney Studio Store (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Disney Sundries and Gifts (Dolphin Hotel, 20%)
  • Disney Traders (Epcot, 20%)
  • Candy Cauldron (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Disney’s Character Carnival (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Disney’s Days of Christmas (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Lake Buena Vista Pro Shop (Saratoga Springs Resort, 10%)
  • Magnolia, Palm and Oak Trail Pro Shop (Polynesian Village Resort, 10%)
  • Disney’s Pin Traders (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Donald’s Double Feature (All-Star Movies Resort, 20%)
  • Duncan Yo-Yo Cart (Disney Springs, 15%)
  • Dundy’s Sundries (BoardWalk Inn, 20%)
  • ESPN Clubhouse Shop (ESPN Wide World of Sports, 20%)
  • Edward Beiner (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • El Ranchito del Norte (Epcot, 20%)
  • Emporium (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Ever After Jewelry Co. (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Everything POP Shopping & Dining (Pop Century Resort, 20%)
  • Fantasia Market (Contemporary Resort, 20%)
  • Fantasy Faire (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Frontier Trading Post (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Frozen Fractal Gifts (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Fulton’s General Store (Port Orleans Resort, 20%)
  • Garden Gate Gifts (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Gateway Gifts (Epcot, 20%)
  • Glaskunst (Epcot, 10%)
  • Goofy’s Candy Company (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Havaianas (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • House of Blues Gear Shop (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Hundred Acre Goods (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Il Bel Cristallo (Epcot, 20%)
  • ImageWorks (Epcot, 20%)
  • In Character (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Ink & Paint Shop (Art of Animation Resort, 20%)
  • Island Mercantile (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • It’s A Wonderful Shop (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Johnny Was (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Jackson Square Gifts & Desires (Port Orleans Resort, 20%)
  • Johari Treasures (Animal Kingdom Lodge, 20%)
  • Johnston & Murphy (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Kali Cart (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Karamell-Küche (Epcot, 20%)
  • Kate Spade New York (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Keystone Clothiers (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris Cart (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Kipling (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Kunstarbeit in Kristall (10%)
  • L’Occitane en Provence (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • La Bottega Italiana (Epcot, 20%)
  • La Gemma Elegante (Epcot, 20%)
  • La Princesa de Cristal (Magic Kingdom/Epcot, 10%)
  • La Tienda Encantada (Epcot, 20%)
  • Launch Bay Cargo (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Legends of Hollywood (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Levi’s (Disney Springs, 15%)
  • Liberty Square Parasol Cart (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Liberty Square Portrait Gallery (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Lords and Ladies (Epcot, 20%)
  • Lucky Brand (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Luxury of Time (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Mouse Mercantile (Grand Floridian Resort, 20%)
  • Maestro Mickey’s (All-Star Music Resort, 20%)
  • Maharajah Cart (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Main Street Confectionery (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Mandala Gifts (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Mandara Spa Boutique (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Mariya’s Souvenirs (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Marketplace Co-Op (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Meadow Trading Post (Fort Wilderness Resort, 20%)
  • Melissa Shoes (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Memento Mori (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Memory Lanes (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Merchant of Venus (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Mickey’s of Hollywood (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Mission: SPACE Cargo Bay (Epcot, 20%)
  • Moana Mercantile (Polynesian Village Resort, 20%)
  • Mombasa Marketplace (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Mouse Gear (Epcot, 20%)
  • Movieland Memorabilia (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Newsstand (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Northwest Mercantile (Epcot, 20%)
  • Oakley (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Once Upon a Time (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Once Upon a Toy (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Origins (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Oscar’s Super Service (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Out of the Wild (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Outpost Cart (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Package Pickup (Animal Kingdom Lodge, 20%)
  • Panchito’s Gifts and Sundries (Coronado Springs Resort, 10%)
  • Pandora Jewelry (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Panchito’s Gifts and Sundries (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Picabu (Dolphin Hotel, 20%)
  • Pin Traders (Epcot, 20%)
  • Plaza de los Amigos (Epcot, 20%)
  • Plaza del Sol Caribe Bazaar (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Pop Gallery (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Port of Entry (Epcot, 20%)
  • Prairie Outpost & Supply (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Rainforest Café Retail Village (Disney Springs, 15%)
  • Ring Carvers (Epcot, 20%)
  • Riverside Depot (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Rock Around the Shop (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Ron Jon Surf Shop (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Sandy Cove Gifts and Sundries (Grand Floridian Resort, 20%)
  • Sanuk (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Savannah Bee Company (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Screen Door General Store (BoardWalk, 20%)
  • SeaBase Gift Shop (Epcot, 20%)
  • Serka Cart (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Serka Zong Bazaar (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Settlement Trading Post (Fort Wilderness Resort, 20%)
  • Shore (Disney Springs, 15%)
  • Singapore Sal’s (Typhoon Lagoon, 20%)
  • Sir Mickey’s (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Splashdown Photos (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Sport Goofy Gifts and Sundries (All-Star Sports Resort, 20%)
  • Sportsman’s Shoppe (Epcot, 20%)
  • Stadium Clubhouse (ESPN Wide World of Sports, 20%)
  • Stage 1 Company Store (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Stance (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Star Traders (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Star Wars Galactic Outpost (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Star Wars Trading Post (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Stein Haus (Epcot, 20%)
  • Sugarboo & Co. (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Sunglass Icon (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Sunset Ranch Pins and Souvenirs (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Swings N’ Things (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Tatooine Traders (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Test Track SIMporium (Epcot, 20%)
  • Art Corner (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • The Art of Disney (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • The Artist’s Palette (Saratoga Springs Resort, 20%)
  • The Boathouse Boatique (Disney Springs, 15%)
  • The Brass Bazaar (Epcot, 20%)
  • The Chapeau (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • The Crown & Crest (Epcot, 20%)
  • The Dino Institute Shop (20%)
  • The Fjording (Epcot, 20%)
  • The LEGO Store (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • The Outpost Shop (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • The Pirates League (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • The Queen’s Table (Epcot, 20%)
  • The Tea Caddy (Epcot, 20%)
  • The Toy Soldier (Epcot, 20%)
  • Theater in the Wild Cart (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Thimbles & Threads (BoardWalk, 20%)
  • Tommy Bahama (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Tower Hotel Gifts (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Tower Photo (Hollywood Studios, 20%)
  • Trading Post (Epcot, 20%)
  • Tree of Life Cart (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Tren-D (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Under Armour Brand House (Disney Springs, 15%)
  • UNOde50 (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Uptown Jewelers (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Ursa’s Major Minor Mart (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Vera Bradley (Disney Springs, $30 off $125)
  • Village Traders (Epcot, 20%)
  • Volcom (Disney Springs, 15%)
  • Volkskunst (Epcot, 20%)
  • Wandering Reindeer (Epcot, 20%)
  • Weinkeller (Epcot, 20%)
  • Wilderness Lodge Mercantile (Wilderness Lodge, 20%)
  • Windtraders (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • World Traveler (Epcot, 20%)
  • World of Disney (Disney Springs, 20%)
  • Yak & Yeti Bhaktapur Market (Animal Kingdom, 15%)
  • Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe (Magic Kingdom, 20%)
  • Zawadi Marketplace (Animal Kingdom Lodge, 20%)
  • Ziwani Traders (Animal Kingdom, 20%)
  • Zuri’s Sweets Shop (Animal Kingdom, 20%)

Recreation Discounts

In addition to the parks and resorts, Disney World also hosts numerous sports and recreational activities that visitors can participate in, and these, too, have Annual Passholder discounts. The discounts vary between 10% and 15% depending on the specific activity and generally only apply to the standard prices. Other specific exclusions and requirements may apply to some activities.

Whether you play mini golf or go fishing, you’ll find many uses for the annual pass at Disney World.

Disney World recreational activities featuring Annual Passholder discounts are listed here and include:

  • Bike Rentals (Caribbean Beach Resort, 15%)
  • Fantasia Miniature Golf (Swan Hotel, 15%)
  • Fishing (Caribbean Beach Resort, 15)
  • Health/Fitness (Coronado Springs Resort, 15%)
  • Wagon Rides (Fort Wilderness Resort, 10%)
  • Motorized Boat Rentals (Fort Wilderness Resort, 15%)
  • Olympiad Fitness Center (Contemporary Resort, 15%)
  • Senses Spa/Salon (Grand Floridian Resort/Saratoga Springs Resort, 15%)
  • Ship Shape Massage Salon (Yacht Club Resort, 15%)
  • Sturdy Branches Health Club (Wilderness Lodge, 15%)
  • Surrey Bikes (Caribbean Beach Resort, 15%)
  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf (Blizzard Beach, 15%)
  • Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center (Animal Kingdom Lodge, 15%)

In addition, Disney World has several 18-hole, championship golf courses with Passholder discounts: Palm Golf Course, Magnolia Golf Course, and Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. The discounts can take up to 25% off the normal day guest rate for those courses. Also, juniors under 18 years old get half off the adult passholder rate, as long as it’s before twilight. Disney also has a 9-hole Oak Trail Golf Course that can be $25 for adults and $15 for juniors; Platinum Plus Passholders additionally get complimentary, unlimited golf rounds per day there. Plus, you can take the Sunrise/Sunset 9 golf offers, meant for early and evening golfing, complete with breakfast or snacks as well as complimentary, pre-round range balls.

Spa Discounts

The different spas and salons at Walt Disney World have their own Annual Passholder discounts. For any salon treatment that costs at least $45 or is at least 50 minutes long, you’ll receive 15% off. This includes massages and facials, but upgrades, special packages, and children’s services do not count.

With the annual passholder benefits, you can splurge on spa treatments without worrying about going over your budget.

Salons and spas can be found at Animal Kingdom Lodge, Beach Club Resort, Coronado Springs Resort, Grand Floridian Resort, Saratoga Springs Resort, Wilderness Lodge, and Yacht Club Resort.

Tour Discounts

Annual Passholders can receive special discounts for various tours at Disney World, both within the parks and elsewhere throughout Disney World. Tours are discounted 15% off their normal price. Please note that some of the tours have minimum age requirements.

Some tours happen seasonally with different festivals, so stay alert for new tours that might have discounts.

Walt Disney World tours with discounts for Annual Passholders are listed here and include:

  • Amphicar/Water Taxi Tours (Disney Springs, 15%)
  • Backstage Magic (Epcot, 15%)
  • Behind the Seeds (Epcot, 15%)
  • Caring for Giants (Animal Kingdom, 15%)
  • Family Magic Tour (Magic Kingdom, 15%)
  • Keys to the Kingdom Tour (Magic Kingdom, 15%)
  • The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour (Magic Kingdom, 15%)
  • Epcot Seas Adventures (Epcot, 15%)
  • Gardens of the World (Epcot, 15%)
  • Savor the Savanna (Animal Kingdom, 15%)
  • Sense of Africa (Animal Kingdom Lodge, 15%)
  • Taste of Magic Kingdom Park VIP Tour (Magic Kingdom, 15%)
  • Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP Tour (Magic Kingdom, 15%)
  • The unDISCOVERed Future World (Epcot, 15%)
  • Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour (Magic Kingdom, 15%)
  • Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour (Animal Kingdom, 15%)
  • Up Close with Rhinos (Animal Kingdom, 15%)
  • Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour (Magic Kingdom, 15%)
  • Wild Africa Trek (Animal Kingdom, 15%)
  • Wilderness Back Trail Adventure (Fort Wilderness Resort, 15%)
  • World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered (Epcot, 15%)

Shows and Other Entertainment Events

From dinner shows to fireworks spectaculars to movies to bowling and more, Walt Disney World has many special entertainment events to attend, and many of those are discounted through the Annual Pass. Discounts vary from 10% to 15%, but most of the discounts are 10%. Also, the discount usually just applies to the standard event price, with special additions and dinner packages excluded from the discount.

With the annual passholder discounts, you can enjoy merry shows at affordable prices, like the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.

Annual Pass-discounted entertainment events at Walt Disney World are listed here and include:

  • AMC Movies (Disney Springs, $2 off)
  • Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise (Magic Kingdom, 10%)
  • Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show (Polynesian Village Resort, 10% off)
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue (Fort Wilderness Resort, 10% off)
  • Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage (Magic Kingdom, 10% off)
  • Splitsville Luxury Lanes (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • The VOID (Disney Springs, 10%)
  • Wonderland Tea Party (Grand Floridian Resort, 20%)

Parties and Other Special Events

Throughout the year, Walt Disney World hosts many spectacular festivals, parties, and other special events. As with many other things, being an Annual Passholder can come in handy if you want to attend some of these awesome events. Sometimes entirely new events will come to Disney World, including ones exclusive for the Annual Passholders. Therefore, sure to check if upcoming events during your vacation have annual pass discounts. Here are a few of the many yearly events that have Annual Passholder discounts:

Flower and Garden Festival Kermit Topiary 2020
All sorts of fun festivals occur throughout each year, so be sure to check which ones coincide with your visit to Disney World.

Disney Villains After Hours– Magic Kingdom’s Disney Villains After Hours lets you get $30 off per ticket when you have an Annual Pass, assuming you buy tickets in advance. Please note that you can’t receive a discount on the day of the event, so make sure you order ahead of time.

With nightfall, the villains come out for terrorizing but thrilling misrule.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival– The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, running from March to June annually, offers not only discounts for Annual Passholders, but other bonuses, too. The Garden Rocks Concert Series dining package is 10% off, offering a great deal to both eat and enjoy a nightly concert. Likewise, the festival’s Behind the Seeds and Gardens of World tours are 15% off. But that’s not all – you can get $20% off on festival merchandise, including souvenirs exclusive to Annual Passholders. What’s more, you can purchase two special, festival-themed magnets (Donald Duck and Orange Bird); please note that each Passholder may only take one of each type of magnet.

These fun and colorful badges are exclusive to annual passholders at Epcot’s 2020 Flower & Garden Festival.

H2O Glow Nights– Taking place from May 27 to August 29, 2020 at Typhoon Lagoon water park, the H2O Glow Nights will feature special lighting effects, Toy Story character greetings, limited time foods and beverages, a Glow-themed wristband, and much more. And not only will the Annual Passholder membership take $5 off each advance ticket, but you’ll be able to enter Typhoon Lagoon at 6:00 p.m., two hours ahead of the main event.

If you like water parks and late-night partying, you’ll love H2O Glow.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party– Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has $5 off ticket discounts for select nights.

Water Park Discounts

Regular theme parks aren’t the only kind of park at Walt Disney World – there are also a couple of water parks, such as Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. These water parks also have their own discounts. The Water Parks Annual Pass, letting you access the water parks for a year, costs just $139.

Go for a splash at Blizzard Beach, and save money with an annual pass.

In addition, 1-day water park tickets cost only $49 with the Annual Pass discount, which saves up to $20 per adult tickets and $10 per child tickets. Please note that you cannot purchase the 1-day tickets online; you must buy them on-site at the water parks. These discounts work for you and up to 3 other guests.

Running Events

Disney World hosts multiple runDisney marathon events each year, and Annual Passholders are able to register early, before standard registration opens. That way, you can ensure you get a spot in the marathon. Upcoming running marathons at Disney World include the 2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and the 2021 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend.

Disney-style marathons are great exercise and lots of fun.

Please note that you must be at least 18 years old to qualify for early registration, and your registration fees cannot be refunded. Only a limited number of people are allowed to register early, and you’ll need to register via a special Annual Passholder application here.

Institute Courses

It’s a little known fact, but Disney Institutes host collaborative and dynamic professional career development courses for those interested in advancing their business and leadership pathways. Topics include Disney’s approaches to leadership excellence, employee engagement, quality service, and business excellence, helping you learn how Disney continues to succeed on the global market. And as an Annual Passholder, you can get 15% off these invaluable courses.

Car Rental Discounts

If you’re traveling to Orlando from a long distance, you might want to rent a car, and the Annual Pass offers discounts for car rentals, assuming you rent from Alamo. Annual Passholders can get up to 10% off the base rate price for Alamo car rentals. The exact discount depends on location, rental date, and vehicle type. Currently, the discount is valid for rentals made before December 31, 2019. Please note that additional charges outside the standard rental fee (taxes, airport fees, 1-way charges, CDW, etc.) won’t qualify for the discount. Discount rentals have limited availability, so reserve online or contact Alamo by phone at (800) 462-5266.

Pet Care

We know that for many people, pets are like part of the family, so why leave them out of your Disney fun? Even if they can’t go to the parks with you, they can still enjoy a terrific vacation at the Best Friends pet resort. The pet care center offers Annual Pass discounts for their cat, dog, and pocket pet standard rates. You can reserve your pet’s stay at 877-493-9738.

Special Accessories

In addition to all the discounts and other various perks to being an Annual Passholder, sometimes registering or renewing an Annual Pass can offer its own rewards. Just having started this January, Disney is now offering a unique Minnie Mouse MagicBand, exclusive to annual passholders. You can get it wherever MagicBands are normally sold. Other exclusive models are offered throughout the year, so be sure to check for updates on the newest special offers. You can also order and customize your MagicBand here.

Passholder-Exclusive MagicBand

Getting More Passholder Assistance

Disney strives to help Annual Passholders with all their needs and concerns, and you can contact the V.I.PASSHOLDER Support service for assistance throughout the day. This helpful service operations from 7AM to 11PM and is ready to answer your questions and give tips about Annual Passes.

Disney World’s support line is ready to help with any questions you have about the annual pass.

To contact the support line, fill out an email form online here or call for support at (407) WDW-PASS or (407) 939-7277. In addition, cast members can help you get in touch with the support service at Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square Ticket Office, Hollywood Studios’ Ticket Central, Animal Kingdom’s Ticket Corner, or Disney Springs’ Disney Ticket Center.

Check around Liberty Square for the ticket office to get help as an annual passholder.

The Annual Passholder benefits guide has more information on all the different discounts and benefits. Also, be sure to check the official Disney World online Annual Passholder page for updates on the Annual Passes and special discounts and bonuses.

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