Girl at Disneyworld
  • On May 8, 2021
    Tammy from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We were passholders with passes that expired February, 2020. Are we eligible to be considered for a pass renewal given the pandemic situation?

    Hey there, Tammy. Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. I, too, have been an Annual Passholder for quite some time and I know exactly why you are eager to get it back. Being able to visit the Walt Disney World Theme Parks at a moment's notice is just the beginning of the awesome perks. Some of my favorites are the complimentary parking at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks, the use of the Memory Maker for the entire year and, of course, discounts on merchandise, food and hotel stays. 

    Because your Walt Disney World Annual Pass expired before the shutdown last year, you are unfortunately not eligible to renew your pass at this time. Hopefully, the sale of new Annual Passes will open up to the general public soon. I can't foresee it being too much longer, Tammy. Guests with Annual Passes that are about to expire are being allowed to renew at this time. Also, Guests who have turned the age of 3 that now require valid theme park admission are now being issued new Annual Passes as long as one of their parents actively has one. Additionally, Guests who decided to cancel their pass and receive a credit last year when the parks were closed are able to purchase a new Annual Pass on a case-by-case basis. Because of these reasons, I don't think it will be long before you are able to purchase one again. 

    Until then, Tammy, you have two options for tickets. You can purchase a standard theme park ticket that allows you entry into one Walt Disney World Theme Park per day. The other option is to purchase a standard theme park ticket with the park hopper option. Park hopping, as I am sure you know, is where you are able to visit multiple Walt Disney World Theme Parks in one day. After purchasing your tickets and linking them to your MyDisneyExperience account you are also required to now make a park pass reservation for your visit. A park pass reservation is basically a virtual place holder in line at the theme park you'd like to visit each day. No matter the ticket option you select, you will need to make an initial park pass reservation for each day. If you plan to park hop, you'll need to visit the park with the park pass reservation first before continuing on to other Walt Disney World Theme Parks later in the day. 

    Tammy, I have my fingers crossed that you'll be able to rejoin the Walt Disney World Annual Passholder family very soon. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back and ask me. I'm happy to help. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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