Walt Disney World Annual Pass – The Ultimate Guide

The Walt Disney World Annual Pass can be a great way to save money and visit more. Walt Disney World introduced a new program of APs that went on sale on September 8th, 2021, and here is everything you need to know!

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Annual Pass Program
Updated 10/11/2023

In August 2021, Disney announced four new types of Annual Passes for Walt Disney World. These replace the older tiered system that included Platinum Passes, Gold Passes, etc. The new Passes each have their own inclusions (and some exclusions); read on to see which Annual Pass works for you!

All levels of Annual Passes are currently available for purchase. As of October 11th, 2023, some Annual Passes will receive price increases, which we will note below.

Disney Pixie Dust Pass
$439 plus tax
$22 per month for FL resident with $205 down


Disney Pirate Pass
$799 plus tax
$54 per month for FL resident with $205 down

Disney Sorcerer Pass
$999 plus tax
$72 per month for FL resident with $205 down


Disney Incredi-Pass
$1,449 plus tax
$112 per month for FL resident with $205 down

For current pricing on Florida Resident annual passes and all other ticketing media, visit our Ticketing page.

Disney Park Pass for Annual Passholders

Disney Park Pass reservations are required for Annual Passholders. Each type of Annual Pass listed above comes with its own designated number of Park Passes that the Passholder can retain at any given time. Once a Park Pass is used (i.e. you went to a Park — yea!), you can make another in My Disney Experience, so that you can always be holding your allowed number of Park Pass reservations.

Disney Park Passes that can be held by each level of Pass are:

  • 3 Disney Park Passes for Pixie Dust Passes
  • 4 Disney Park Passes for Pirate Passes 
  • 5 Disney Park Passes for Sorcerer Passes
  • 5 Disney Park Passes for Incredi-Passes

Starting in 2024, Annual Passholders can enter parks after 2pm without requiring a Park Pass Reservation on specified “Good to Go” dates.

Bonus Disney Park Passes

In addition to the allowed number of Disney Park Passes, Disney will also offer BONUS Park Passes. These Bonus Park Passes will not count toward your total (so if you’re allowed five Disney Park Pass reservations, you could actually hold six with the Bonus Pass). Bonus DPPs may be specific to select Parks (i.e. a bonus DPP that’s good only for Animal Kingdom on a particular day). See your calendar in My Disney Experience when making your bonus reservation.

Passholders will see these Bonus Disney Park Pass offerings on their DPP calendar, annotated with a star ⭐.


Annual Pass Perks

All Annual Passholders are entitled to the following perks:

    • Free Standard Theme Park Parking
    • Up to 20% off on dining, shopping, and more
    • Park Hopping
    • Discounts on some tours, spa treatments, After Hours events, and more
    • Occasional discounts on Disney World Resort reservations

Annual Pass Add-Ons

With the advent of the Pixie Dust, Pirate, Sorcerer, and Incredi-Passes, Disney offers add-ons that any Passholder can opt into for a fee.

Water Park and Sports Add-On

For $99 per Pass per year, Passholders can access the following activities and experiences with no blockout dates.

PhotoPass Add-On

For Annual Passholders who like to collect photos and digital downloads of their trips, a PhotoPass Add-On will be available for $99 per year. The PhotoPass Add-On includes:

    • Digital downloads of PhotoPass photos and videos, including those captured on attractions
    • Access to those downloads from the first valid date of the Pass until its expiration
    • Discounts on prints and physical product purchases

Purchasing a New Annual Pass

When available, Annual Passes may be purchased:

    • On the My Disney Experience app
    • On DisneyWorld.com
    • In person at a theme park ticket window
    • In person at the Disney Ticket Center in Disney Springs
    • Over the phone at (407)W-Disney

Disney has said that in order to manage capacity in the Parks, Annual Pass sales may be suspended at any time.

Current Passholder Options


If you currently hold an Annual Pass and you are not in your renewal period, you will be able to use your current Pass until you enter your renewal period. Once you do, you will be required to renew into one of the new Passes.

Renewal Perks

As long as current Annual Passholders opt into an equivalent Pass under the new structure when it’s time for them to renew, they will retain their current perks even if they’re not included in the new Pass. For example, some current Passes include PhotoPass; if a current Passholder renews to an equivalent new Pass level, they will retain PhotoPass and not have to pay for it as an add-on for $99.

PhotoPass Cast Member

Disney Park Pass Reservations

Passholders are limited in the number of park reservations they can hold at any one time. The limits are:

    • Disney Incredi-Pass: Up to 5 Park Pass reservations
    • Disney Sorcerer Pass: Up to 5 Park Pass reservations
    • Disney Pirate Pass: Up to 4 Park Pass reservations
    • Disney Pixie Dust Pass: Up to 3 Park Pass reservations

If a Passholder also has a Disney Resort hotel reservation they are allowed to make park passes for that reservation in addition to the allotment above.

Current Ticketholder Options

If you have already purchased a theme park ticket that has not been used, select ticketholders will be eligible to upgrade to select Annual Pass options. There will eventually be five different ways to do this:

    • Within the My Disney Experience app
    • Using My Disney Experience online at DisneyWorld.com
    • At a theme park ticket window
    • At the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs
    • By phone at (407)W-Disney

Learn more about the Passholder program (including a cool new logo!) in the video below!