• On Mar 7, 2022
    Richard from NE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I have an annual pass can I get into a park even though it is marked as sold out ?

    Hi Richard!

    Thank you for bringing your question to planDisney

    I also have a Walt Disney World Annual Pass and I love it so much! There are so many benefits to being an annual pass holder, such as free parking and discounts on dining and merchandise!

    As a part of the adjustments to ensure the health and safety of Guests and Cast Members, Walt Disney World has implemented a Theme Park Reservation system. With this new system, Guests must have a valid theme park admission (such as your Annual Pass) and a theme park reservation to enter the park.

    You can review the Annual Pass Blockout Calendar to view the dates that reservations are available and blockout dates. All Guests, including Annual Passholders, must have a theme park reservation to get into the park. But the great news is that another one of the benefits of holding an annual pass is that bonus reservations are added to the calendar on certain dates. These bonus reservations allow Annual Passholders to make extra reservations at select theme parks. 

    Additionally, I've discovered that theme park availability can change, especially as the date nears. So don't give up hope if the park you want to visit does not show availability for the date you want to visit.

    I see that you are visiting in April, so make sure to check out the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival! The outdoor kitchens are cooking up some amazing treats! My favorites are the Lavender Honey Mustard-marinated Chicken Flatbread, Arepas, and Seared Scallops. Also, don't miss admiring the beautiful topiaries while exploring the park.

    I hope you have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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