EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jun 17, 2015
    Teresa from ID Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Moms, what is the average discount/savings if you purchase the annual pass? We are visiting for 3 wks in July 2016. We are doing resort and dining as well. Just trying to find the best options. Thank you

    Hello, Teresa,

    I wish I could share with you a specific number about the Annual Passholder discounts , but there are so many variables at Walt Disney World.  Your resort, dining, and shopping choices each change the amount of savings dramatically.  For my family, purchasing an Annual Pass has saved us a considerable amount with park passes as we plan for one trip late June one year then return the next year early June. For us purchasing 5 adult annual passes costs $3482.55 (as of June 2015).  In contrast, purchasing 5 adult 7-day theme park tickets with the Park Hopper Option is $2124.70 (as of June 2015). However, we'd need to purchase two sets of these to take two trips, so the total cost is $4249.40.  Purchasing Annual Passes saved us nearly $800. 

    The resort room discounts typically vary between 20% to 35%, which can be a considerable savings.  Most dining and shopping discounts are around 10%. However, we always opt to purchase the Tables in Wonderland card, which provides guests with a 20% discount at a large majority of table service restaurants. It does cost $100 (as of June 2015), but with 5 adults, we easily still save money and will use the card for two trips as it is good for one year. 

    To help see further analysis of the worth of purchasing Annual Passes, I'd do an internet search for the following article:  When Does a Walt Disney World Annual Pass Make Sense? by Erin Foster. It will share with you some additional information to help you make an educated decision to know if Annual Passes a good option for you. If we can help with any further questions, please let us know. 
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I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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