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  • On Dec 28, 2023
    Margarita from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I want to stay at a resort for some of my blockout dates. Would I be able to use the discount rates for annual passholders. Not sure if I worded it right.

    Hiya, Margarita, and welcome to planDisney! I'm a fellow Floridian and an Annual Passholder, so we have lots in common. Let's talk about the benefits and discounts you can use for your next Walt Disney World Resort visit.

    I experimented online and tried to book dates at a Disney Resort Hotel when my Disney Pixie Dust Pass was blocked, and the system would let me choose the current Annual Passholder rate on the booking screen. I also have the option to select any current discounts for Florida Residents, so I like to toggle between the two for the best deal.

    As tempting as it was, I didn't complete the booking, so I contacted a Cast Member for confirmation. She said that when you sign into your My Disney Experience account, the system recognizes that you're an Annual Passholder, but it doesn't consider your pass level. So blockout dates don't come into play when you book your resort stay. The room discount will apply, but remember you won't be able to enter the parks on your blocked dates. 

    The Cast Member also pointed out that you won't get free parking at the theme parks on blockout dates, but if you're staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, your parking will be included if you decide to purchase a theme park ticket

    Your tentative arrival is later next year, so I suggest you watch the Special Offers page for any passholder or resident discounts throughout the year. The Disney Parks Blog is another great place to get the latest news and announcements. I'm sprinkling pixie dust so you'll find the perfect deal!

    Margarita, I hope I've helped you on your planning journey. And here's to a magical 2024 with lots of Disney included. Stop by planDisney anytime!

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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