Walt Disney World annual passes are a different breed of pass. Much different than the Disneyland annual passes, with different benefits and different price systems. The biggest difference between the Walt Disney World passes and the Disneyland Resort passes is that there is a child’s rate for children aged 3 to 9. There are also special rates for DVC members.
The 2008 prices are as follows:
Adult: $499.00 Child: $440.91
DVC Adult: $392.99 DVC Child: $347.19
What you get with a StandardAnnualPass:
Park hopping admission into the four main Disney theme parks: MagicKingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Adults: $637.94 Child: $562.32
DVC Adult: $504.83 DVC Child: $445.17
What you get with a PremiumAnnualPass:
Park hopping admission into the four main Disney theme parks: MagicKingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You also get admission into Disney Quest, Typhoon Lagoon, and BlizzardBeach with the Premium pass.
Other Benefits of the two passes include:
A newsletter called the Mickey Monitor. This arrives in February, May, August and November.
Special get-togethers for annual pass holders
Free parking at the resorts
Periodic Hotel Discounts – for the discounts you can either go to www.disneyworld.com/passholders or call 407-560-7277 to make your hotel reservations. You must have a current annual pass in order to make the discounted reservations.
Special prices on select events, including the Pirate and Princess Party, the Night of Joy, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and 50% off miniature golf.
In addition to the hotel discounts available with an annual pass, there are also discounts on food and shopping.
Discounts for AnnualPass Holders at Walt Disney World:
By purchasing the Pass Holder Dining Package you can save up to 30% off your Disney Dining Plan. As a pass holder, visit http://disneyworld.com/dineupgrade or call 1-407-WDISNEY for more information. You can also get $25.00 off the price of the Tables in Wonderland (formerly called the Disney Dining Experience) which includes a 20% discount on food and drink that can be used at more than 70 Walt Disney World Resort restaurants for yourself and up to nine other people. With this membership you will also be invited to several food and wine events and more. This yearly membership can be purchased for $60.00 plus tax with an annual pass. Call 1-407-566-5858 to purchase the Disney Dining Experience. Please note that you can not use the Tables in Wonderland card on specific holidays, and that there is an added gratuity on each purchase.
Even without the special membership or the Disney Dining Plan, with an annual pass you can get a
10% discount off of the regular price of food and non-alcoholic beverages (not including the tax and gratuity). This discount is offered Monday through Friday during various meal periods for the pass holder and up to three friends or family members. Check when making your reservations for the proper time to use the discount at each restaurant. The Resort locations for these discounts are as follows, and are subject to change at any time:
- Spoodles (Disney's Boardwalk)
- ESPN Club (Disney's Boardwalk)
- Sand Trap Bar & Grill (Disney's Bonnet Creek Golf Club)
- Concourse Steakhouse (Disney's Contemporary Resort)
- Trail's End (Disney's FortWilderness Resort)
- Grand Floridian Cafe (Disney's Grand Floridian Resort)
- Olivia's Cafe (Disney's Old Key West Resort)
- Whispering Canyon Cafe (Disney's FortWilderness Resort )
- Captain's Grille (Disney's Yacht Club Resort)
The 10% discount for annual pass holders is also good at several Epcot table service locations. Again, this discount is valid on food and non-alcoholic drinks for you and up to 3 other people before tax and tip have been added. These discounts are only available during lunch hours.
- Nine Dragons Restaurant
- Tutto Italia Restaurant
- Le Chefs de France Restaurant
- Restaurant Marrakesh
- Teppan Edo
- San Angel Inn Restaurant
- Coral Reef Restaurant
- Tokyo Dining
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios there is one location that offers the 10% discount. Here you will the discount offered all day long. Again, this discount is valid on food and non-alcoholic drinks for you and up to 3 other people before tax and tip have been added.
- Studio Catering Company
The MagicKingdom also has one location that will give 10% off. This restaurant will only give the discount during lunch hours and it is only open seasonally. Like the other restaurants, this discount is valid on food and non-alcoholic drinks for you and up to 3 other people before tax and tip have been added.
- Noodle Station
Animal Kingdom offers a couple of locations that will give annual pass holders a 10% discount. Again, like the other restaurants, this discount is valid on food and non-alcoholic drinks for you and up to 3 other people before tax and tip have been added.
- Rainforest Café at Animal Kingdom
- Yak and Yeti
There are several locations in Downtown Disney that will give discounts to both standard and premium annual pass holders. All of the discounts are applied on food and non-alcoholic drinks before taxes and tip have been added. The restaurants are listed by area in this section.
Downtown Disney West Side:
-Wolfgang Puck Café – 20% (up to three guests)
-House of Blues – 20% before 4pm, 10% after 4pm (up to five guests)
Planet Hollywood – 10% (up to three guests)
Downtown Disney Marketplace:
-Wolfgang Puck Express – 10% (up to three guests)
-Rainforest Café – 10% (up to three guests)
-Ghiradelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop – 10%
’s Crab House – 20% if seated by 3:30pm, 10% after 3:30 (up to 3 guests)
Portobello Yacht Club – 20% during lunch, 10% during dinner (up to three guests)
For those who love to shop there are also some merchandise discounts to be found at various stores in the Walt Disney World Resort. Discounts are 10% unless otherwise noted. Please keep in mind that there are limitations to this discount at many locations. Check with each store before making purchases.
-Rainforest Café Shop
-Yak and Yeti’s Shop
Downtown Disney Marketplace:
-Curl by Sammy Duvall
-World of Disney
-House of Blues Shop
Now that you have eaten and shopped to your hearts delight, it is time for a tour. Each tour listed gives a 15% discount for the annual pass holder only (no guests). Reservations are required for tours: 1-407-939-8687.
-Disney’s Family Magic Tour (all ages accepted)
-Keys to the Kingdom (must be 16 or older)
-Mickey’s Magical Milestone (must be 10 or older)
-The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains (must be 10 or older)
-Around the World at Epcot (this tour is completed on a Segway – guests must be 16 or older and weigh less that 251 pounds to attend)
-Backstage Magic (must be 16 or over)
-Dolphins in Depth (must be 13 or older in the company of an adult)
-Epcot Seas Aqua Tour (must be 8 or older and in the company of an adult through age 16)
-Epcot Dive Quest (must be 10 or older, ages 10-14 with an adult, SCUBA certification is required)
-UnDISCOVERed Future World (must be 16 or older)
-Yuletide Fantasy (must be 16 or older)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom:
-Backstage Safari (must be 16 or older)
-Wild by Design (must be 14 or older)
And for those who love Sports, or simply want to be pampered, there are even discounts for you! Each discount here will have various restrictions and reservations are required.
30% discount off Day Visitor Rates (up to 3 guests), 1-407-939-4653
-Sammy Duvall Water Sports Centre: 10%, 1-407-939-7529
-Richard Petty Driving Experience: $20.00 off the regular Ride-Along Experience, $35.00 off the Driving Experience 800-237-3889
-Boat Rentals at any Walt Disney World Resort Marina: 15%
-Grand Floridian Spa and Health Club: 10% 1-407-824-2332
-The Spa and Health Club at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort: 10%, 1-407-824-4455