Disney is raising the price of annual passes at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, while also changing the line-up of available passes at those resorts. Disney took its ticket sales offline early Sunday morning to prepare for the price increases, which have been reported to cast members on both coasts.
At Walt Disney World, Disney is introducing “Gold,” “Platinum” and “Platinum Plus” passes, replacing the old Florida Seasonal Pass, Annual Pass, and Premium Annual Pass.
The Gold Pass will sell for $549 and includes admission to all WDW parks, with 43 blockout dates. The Platinum Pass sells for $749 and is good every day of the year, and now throws in PhotoPass downloads. The Platinum Plus Pass also adds the water parks and ESPN Wide World of Sports admissions and Oak Trail gold course greens fees. Discounts for renewals and for Florida residents remain available.
Previously, Florida Resident Seasonal Annual Passes sold for $329 and Annual Passes (roughly the equivalent of the new Platinum Pass) sold for $654.
At Disneyland, the Disney will no longer sell Premium Annual Passes, while adding Signature and Signature Plus levels. The SoCal Select Pass increases from $299 to $329. The Deluxe Pass increases from $549 from $599.
The new Signature AP is reported to cost $849, an increase from the $779 for the old Premium Pass, however the Signature Pass will be blocked out for two weeks over the Christmas holidays. The Signature Plus Pass will have no blockout dates, and cost a reported $1,049. The two Disneyland Signature passes also now will include PhotoPass downloads, as well.
The two-resort Premier Pass, which includes both WDW and Disneyland, now sells for $1,439 plus tax, an increase from $1,099.