Bambi Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
  • On Apr 2, 2023
    Marcia 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.

    I want to purchase an annual pass that allows weekend and holiday admission. What is available for Florida residents? If these passes are not available how do I purchase 8 day admission tickets?

    Hiya, Marcia, and welcome to planDisney! From one Floridian to another, I'm glad you're here. Being a resident of the Sunshine State has its benefits, especially when planning visits to Walt Disney World Resort. Being able to drive to the parks for a quick weekend has been one of my favorite parts of being a resident, and I became an Annual Passholder for the first time last year. So let's look at your options!

    The only Annual Pass being sold now is the Pixie Dust Pass, which is only available to Florida residents. It's an excellent value, but it is only valid on weekdays. It has limited blockout dates, but there are a few around the holidays and spring break. I looked at the Pixie Dust Pass calendar, and July 3 and 4 are blocked, but you could use the pass for the rest of that week. If you'll be visiting more times this year, the Pixie Dust Pass might be an option to consider. This is the pass I have, and it paid for itself after a few days in the parks. We have found other activities to do on weekends and blocked days, such as dining in the Disney Resort Hotels, spending time at our resort pool, and enjoying an evening at Disney Springs. 

    Marcia, if the Pixie Dust Pass isn't what you want, you can purchase standard Theme Park Tickets for up to ten days. You could also buy two sets of four-day Florida Resident theme park tickets, and even though prices are subject to change, the cost for your dates looks similar to standard pricing. Both ticket types will allow you to visit the theme parks on weekends and during the July 4 holiday. To see ticket pricing for Florida residents, hover over the Parks and Tickets tab at the top of the screen and choose Florida Residents. You could also call the New Tickets line and speak to a friendly Cast Member who might have some suggestions.

    Since your visit will include the July 4 holiday, please make Theme Park Reservations as soon as you purchase your tickets. You'll need a reservation and a ticket to enter the theme parks, and that week could see parks reach capacity. You can also check out the final days of this year's EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. I recently completed the Garden Graze food stroll around the World Showcase, which was delectable!

    I hope your summertime visit is practically perfect, Marcia! Please stop by planDisney anytime. I love helping my Florida neighbors plan magical getaways!

    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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