While no official announcement from Disney Parks was made, reports are in of an increase in the price of annual passes at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts effective October 4th 2015. The Disney website at this time contains only three options however, the new pricing is listed. Discounts for renewals, Disney Vacation Club Members and Florida Residents remain available for passholders. Perks of free parking and discounts will remain in place, however some of the newer options include Photopass downloads with your pass. I will update information as it becomes available, but this is what I have seen. UPDATE, I was able to call and validate new pricing with a castmember.
Walt Disney World changes including adding the following:
- Silver (Florida Residents Only)
- NEW $389 plus tax.
- Admission to the all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks during non peak times of the year.
- Blackout times include last 2 weeks of December, New Years Day, Last 2 weeks of March, April 1st, June 6 through August 11 2016.
- Gold (Florida Residents & Disney Vacation Club Only)
- NEW $549 plus tax, Renewal $ 429 plus tax.
- Admission to all four Walt Disney World Parks
- Blockout times include last two weeks of December, New Years Day, Last 2 weeks of March, April 1st.
- Platinum Plus Pass (For All, Discounted to Florida Residents and Disney Vacation Club)
- NEW $829 plus tax
- Florida Residents – New $729 plus tax
- Disney Vacation Club – New $729 plus tax
- Includes admission to four Walt Disney World Theme Parks, the Water Parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Admissions, and Oak Trail Grounds Course Green Fees.
- Platinum Pass (For All, Discounted to Florida Residents and Disney Vacation Club)
- NEW $749 plus tax. Renewal $635 plus tax.
- Florida Residents – New $649 plus tax
- Disney Vacation Club – New $649 plus tax
- Valid for admission every day of the year, includes admission to all Four Walt Disney World Parks.
- Includes Photopass downloads.
- Weekday Select Pass (Florida Residents)
- NEW $259 plus tax
- Includes Admission to four Walt Disney World Theme Parks valid Monday through Friday, no park admission on Saturday or Sunday.
- Block out dates for peak times including the last two weeks of December, last two weeks of March and during the summer months.
- Water Park Annual Pass
- NEW Ages 10+ $110 plus tax
- New Ages 3-9 $99 plus tax
- Includes admission to both Disney Water Parks
- No blockout dates
- Epcot After 4 Pass (Florida Residents Only)
- NEW $249 plus tax
- Includes Parking and admission to Epcot ONLY after 4pm.
These replace the following Annual Passes which are no longer offered:
- Premium Plus
- Florida Seasonal Pass
How is this different?
Florida Resident Seasonal which sold for $350.39 is now closest to the Silver Pass.
Annual Pass which sold for $696.51, is now closest to the Platinum Pass.
In addition, the cost of parking at the Walt Disney World Resort is now up to $20 per vehicle per day, up from $17.
The Tables in Wonderland Card, offering discounts at many restaurants, has also increased in price.
Meanwhile at Disneyland:
Disneyland will no longer offer Premium Annual Passes – replacing with Signature and Signature Plus levels.
- SoCal Select Pass increases from $299 to $329.
- The Deluxe Pass increases from $549 from $599.
- Signature AP from $849 included Photopass downloads and has block out dates 2 weeks over Christmas Holidays
- Signature Plus Pass $1049 includes Photopass downloads. No block out dates.
Parking is up to $18, at the Disneyland Resort, an increase of $1.
The Two Resort Premier Pass, which includes both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, now sells for $1,439, an increase from previous price of $1,099. This includes Photopass downloads.
Disneyland local residents will continue to have option of monthly payment plan along with an option of one time payment. The monthly payment option has benefited Disneyland by substantial increase in the number of annual passholders to its parks.
RUMOR going around is that single trip park tickets have an expected increase in November for both one day and multi day tickets. Time will tell on this one. At this time no changes in One Day or Multi Day Park tickets. Another rumor I read today,
While price increases are no surprise to me given all the enhancements and new attractions coming to both coasts, I was surprised of premium pass increasing by so much. However I must say including Photopass with several options is a nice perk.
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