My family moved to Florida four years ago. We quickly realized that with all of our trips to Walt Disney World we needed to become Passholders. There is so much to do at each park, that I could spend every day at Disney World and still not see all that it has to offer. I have compiled a list of 13 reasons why becoming a Walt Disney World Passholder would be advantageous to you.
13 Reasons To Become A Walt Disney World Passholder
1. Saves Money
If you plan on visiting Walt Disney World for more than one week in a calendar year, buy the season pass. Since tickets are around $100 a day plus $50 to add a park hopper pass, numerous trips add up quickly.
2. Free Parking
Parking is $22 per day. As a Disney Passholder parking is free. This is my favorite perk of being a Disney Passholder!
3. Visit Any Day Of The Year
While some Florida Resident passes have blackout days, Platinum passes are good all year.
4. Buy Special Event Tickets Earlier
A Disney Passholder can buy their Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween and Very Merry Christmas Party tickets in advance. You can buy a maximum of four tickets for each event at a discounted price!
5. Book FastPasses Earlier
A Disney Passholder can make their FastPasses 30 days in advance.
6. 20% Off Merchandise
Most shops on Disney property give Passholders a discount on their purchase (Disney Springs and Disney Resorts, too).
7. Unlimited PhotoPass Downloads
Most Annual Passes come with the Digital PhotoPass. Take as many pictures as you want and download them for free.
8. 10% off Dining Locations
Many Disney property restaurants give discounts on food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases.
9. Free Magic Band
Passholders get a complimentary, personalized MagicBand.
10. Perks At The Parks
Receive exclusive gifts throughout the year, like at Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival as well as their Garden and Flower Festival. This year we received a poster, wine glass, and Christmas Passholder magnet.
11. Discount On Pet Boarding
Save money while your pet spends the day at Best Friends Pet Care, Walt Disney World’s on property pet care facility.
12. Entry To The Disney Waterparks
The Platinum Plus pass includes unlimited access to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.
15% off Salon and Spa services at The Grand Floridian, 15% off Tours, exclusive screenings for Disney movies, 15% off at the Children’s Activity Center, discounted rooms on Disney property, and 10% off of a rental car at Alamo.
My family has had so much fun being Annual Passholders!
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2018 Walt Disney World Passholder Pricing*
Disney Platinum Plus Pass $949 ($829 for Florida residents)
Disney Platinum Pass $849 ($729 for Florida residents)
Florida Resident Disney Gold Pass $589 (blackout dates)
FL Resident Disney Silver Pass $439 (blackout dates)
Florida Resident Weekday Pass $289 (blackout dates)
FL Resident Epcot After 4 Pass $279 (blackout dates)
*Subject To Change
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Taylor Pittman Hardy wrote this article.
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