CHANGE Made to How Annual Passholders Get Discounts at Disney World

Disney World introduced a new Annual Passholder program last year that included new kinds of passes, new prices, and new blockout dates.

Annual Passholder entrance at EPCOT

These new Annual Passes do still have a lot of the same benefits as the old ones, like free parking, discounts, and more. But, Disney just changed how Passholders can get discounts when they’re at Disney World.

Disney World Annual Passholders are now required to show their pass through My Disney Experience along with their ID in order to receive the Annual Passholder discount on things like food and merchandise.

Animal Kingdom Park Map and Pass

Previously, you could show your physical Annual Pass card along with your ID in order to get the discount.

Annual Passholder Card

This appears to be an effort by Disney to crack down on people using things like screenshots of passes or the passes of their friends to get a discount.

Disney World Annual Pass

You can find your Annual Pass on your My Disney Experience app by going over to the tab on the far bottom right of your screen — click the three lines stacked on top of each other.

Then, select “Tickets and Passes” in the menu and you should be able to see your annual pass.


Right now, Disney World Annual Passholders get up to 20% off on select dining, merchandise, and activities. Read more about the Annual Passholder program and benefits right here.

Annual Pass

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4 Replies to “CHANGE Made to How Annual Passholders Get Discounts at Disney World”

  1. My physical card was never updated and someone hadn’t show me how to find it on my phone. But the cast members seem to get annoyed about how long it can take to get to it. I have not been asked for my ID.

  2. What if you don’t have a smart phone for the app? Or choose not to use the app for your child? Maybe your child doesn’t have a cell phone? Technology is great but it shouldn’t be forced on passholders if they don’t want it. I have an use the app. but pulling out my phone, opening up the app, getting to the right spot in the app is a bit much for my adhd/autistic brain to handle sometimes. Especially when I have my ID and passholder card.

  3. I just showed my actual pass and ID past few weeks in parks and no issues. Could have shown on phone but was never asked

  4. I was there in February and most places had already instituted this policy. Since you already had your phone out for EVERYTHiNG it actually made it easier.