Any idea when we can buy WDW annual passes?

meanbean527

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I bought my first annual pass in 6/19 because I was going back in 11/19. I cancelled my pass in 6/20 I think after Disney extended the renewal date because the parks were still closed when I planned on going. I have a long trip planned in 2021 and an annual pass made the most sense. I called the Passholder number and they said they would review my request and get back to me. Less than a week later they called me and let me buy one. I have a voucher I have to redeem at guest services and I have until 2030 to redeem it. Good luck. Hope you can get another one
We are in a similar situation and I just called tonight but didn’t think to ask about pricing. Did you have to pay the full price or the renewal rate? I was thinking full.
 

duels8821

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Jul 18, 2015
If this question has already been answered, I apologize.

We are moving from Orange County, CA, to the Orlando area, and are really bummed that we cannot purchase new annual passes because of...well, you know...

Are there any rumors or actual information regarding when we will be allowed to purchase them again?
would like to know the same thing.
 
  • Missingmypooh

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    If they pass a sort of “travel ban” with Florida, then Disney would be in a weird position.

    I’d think they’d do annual passes at that point, but they could double down on ticket holders... it’s a gamble either way.
     

    whiteness

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    If they pass a sort of “travel ban” with Florida, then Disney would be in a weird position.

    I’d think they’d do annual passes at that point, but they could double down on ticket holders... it’s a gamble either way.
    I almost hope they do, although I hate to wish ill on my adopted state of Florida.

    Disney called me yesterday to confirm my address so they could send me our refund checks for our Disneyland Annual Passes. I told the Cast Member that I didn't really want to cancel and I didn't want a refund: I just want to be able to transfer my passes, or even just outright purchase new WDW passes.

    She said "No, we are totally separate. We cannot offer you that option."

    If Walt was still around, would he really view this question in such an inflexible and legalistic way? Or, would he have been willing to say:

    "You were one of 'my' passholders when this unfortunate thing started. And you can continue to be one of 'my' passholders in Florida if that's your wish."
     
  • Eric Smith

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    I almost hope they do, although I hate to wish ill on my adopted state of Florida.

    Disney called me yesterday to confirm my address so they could send me our refund checks for our Disneyland Annual Passes. I told the Cast Member that I didn't really want to cancel and I didn't want a refund: I just want to be able to transfer my passes, or even just outright purchase new WDW passes.

    She said "No, we are totally separate. We cannot offer you that option."

    If Walt was still around, would he really view this question in such an inflexible and legalistic way? Or, would he have been willing to say:

    "You were one of 'my' passholders when this unfortunate thing started. And you can continue to be one of 'my' passholders in Florida if that's your wish."
    They operate as two separate business units. Walt doesn't have anything to do with it.
     

    mitsukoshi samurai

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    I almost hope they do, although I hate to wish ill on my adopted state of Florida.

    Disney called me yesterday to confirm my address so they could send me our refund checks for our Disneyland Annual Passes. I told the Cast Member that I didn't really want to cancel and I didn't want a refund: I just want to be able to transfer my passes, or even just outright purchase new WDW passes.

    She said "No, we are totally separate. We cannot offer you that option."

    If Walt was still around, would he really view this question in such an inflexible and legalistic way? Or, would he have been willing to say:

    "You were one of 'my' passholders when this unfortunate thing started. And you can continue to be one of 'my' passholders in Florida if that's your wish."
    Only premier passholders can switch to wdw ap
     

    whiteness

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    They operate as two separate business units. Walt doesn't have anything to do with it.
    I understand that they operate as two separate units, however they have a shared history, destiny and public image. Also, largely shared IP.

    And, yes, Walt has nothing to do with it. He's dead. And what a pity, because he was the heart and soul of the business. Which has been sorely lacking in both since his untimely demise. We need leaders like Walt. Now more than ever.
     

    Disney Bobby

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    I really feel for the IT people at Disney. Systems don't change overnight, and I'm sure all the rumors and uncertainly have wrecked their professional lives on top of all the undue stress on many of their personal lives. I'm sure they will be glad for a return to some type of new normal.
     

    Eric Smith

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    I understand that they operate as two separate units, however they have a shared history, destiny and public image. Also, largely shared IP.

    And, yes, Walt has nothing to do with it. He's dead. And what a pity, because he was the heart and soul of the business. Which has been sorely lacking in both since his untimely demise. We need leaders like Walt. Now more than ever.
    The business is fine. Disney has done great things since Walt died. They opened Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland. They've released many classic films like Aladdin, Little Mermaid and Frozen. They dominate the film industry. They own Marvel, Pixar, LucasFilm....etc. The country is on much better footing than any point during Walt's life.

    Walt did great things for the company, he pretty much was the company. The Disney company has also done great things since his passing. It's silly to suggest otherwise.

    Walt also did some less than great things when he was part of the company, he's not a saint.
     

    whiteness

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    Only premier passholders can switch to wdw ap
    I would have been happy to pay full price for WDW passes, if they would have allowed it.

    It would have been a nice gesture on Disney's part to give "Legacy Passholders" the option to purchase WDW Passes. Only a very small percentage of them would, so I think the impact would be manageable.
     

    Eric Smith

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    I would have been happy to pay full price for WDW passes, if they would have allowed it.

    It would have been a nice gesture on Disney's part to give "Legacy Passholders" the option to purchase WDW Passes. Only a very small percentage of them would, so I think the impact would be manageable.
    There are a ton of Disneyland passholders though. Even a small percentage of them would have an impact.
     

    whiteness

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    Walt did great things for the company, he pretty much was the company. The Disney company has also done great things since his passing. It's silly to suggest otherwise.

    Walt also did some less than great things when he was part of the company, he's not a saint.
    I'm not going to debate Walt versus Chapek. You are entitled to your opinion.
     

    AvidDisReader

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    Mar 24, 2019
    I understand that they operate as two separate units, however they have a shared history, destiny and public image. Also, largely shared IP.

    And, yes, Walt has nothing to do with it. He's dead. And what a pity, because he was the heart and soul of the business. Which has been sorely lacking in both since his untimely demise. We need leaders like Walt. Now more than ever.
    I fear if Walt is alive today that the modern press would Vilify him. He was a conservative and in this hyper PC environment his views and actions would be not be received well. Heck, it was only a couple of years ago Meryl Streep took some real unsavory potshots on Walt's legacy (you can google it).
     



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