This just in...NEW PREMIUM ANNUAL PASS


#1

[b]Breaking news…WDC just announced during Disney’s annual shareholders meeting that a new premium annual pass for admission to the parks at both Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort will be offered beginning Thursday. It’s called “Disney Premier Passport” and it’ll feature the same benefits you get with the “premium” annual passes for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts for $700, plus applicable- sales tax.

So, what’s in it for you? At Walt Disney World:

* Unlimited admission for a period of one year to all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks, including park hopping privileges
* Unlimited admission to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach Water Parks
* Unlimited admission to DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (valid only on event days; some events require an additional admission charge) and Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course (greens fee only. Tee time reservations are required and subject to availability)
* Parking at all four Theme Parks
* Subscription to Mickey Monitor, a collectible Passholder-only publication

And at Disneyland Resort:

* Unlimited admission to both Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Parks for a period of one year, including park hopping privileges
* Parking at any pay-on-entry parking lot
* Subscription to Backstage Pass.
* Complimentary subscription to Disney’s Family Fun Magazine (one per household)

If you’re already holding a Premium Annual Pass for both Resorts, you’ll automatically be issued a “Disney Premier Passport” – with an expiration date based on the later of the two annual passes. You may also upgrade your annual or seasonal pass for one resort to a “Disney Premier Passport” for an additional fee.

The Passport will be available for sale at the Disneyland Resort box office and Walt Disney World Guest Relations windows beginning tomorrow.[/b]


#2

That is AWESOME!! Thanks for the information.

I wonder if they will offer a discount to DVC members (like they do for the other passes)! I have my fingers crossed!!!


#3

Jessica, oh Jessica…

This has your name all over it!!!


#4

Wow, that sounds like a very good deal!


#5

$ 700. Yikes. I really wonder how many people would “really” use it and get value from it.

Hee, hee, I wonder if it is paper or plastic<g>

Frank


#6

[QUOTE=fjs08;1022616]$ 700. Yikes. I really wonder how many people would “really” use it and get value from it.

Hee, hee, I wonder if it is paper or plastic<g>

Frank[/QUOTE]

I was just going to ask the same thing! Paper like WDW, or nice plastic like DL?


#7

How about both :biggrin: the price is pretty steep but I think if u go to the parks alot it should be worth it.


#8

I curently hold a DLR ca resident pass,inwhich no DVC discount applies ,I was planning on getting my premium annual pass for WDW for my next trip next month ,I am really curious how all the math will work out …I believe we payed around 170 for ca resident annual pass,and I guess the premium AP would have been something like 470 or so so that was 640…overall …so the price for these two will be very,very interesting …this might be good for me I live 70 minutes from DLR and we go to WDW twice a year for at least 25 days…so you can see for me if the price is right ,this is BIG


#9

Seeing how you would have spent around 640 between the CA Resident Pass and the AP, and with how much you go to both resorts, I think the Premier Disney Pass at 700.00 would be a wise decision, it will pay itself off in the end and you will have more perks with it than you would have with the CA Resident Pass. Good luck!


#10

Welcome to the 21st Century!
Busch/Sea World has only had this level of annual pass since at least 2005, if not earlier.
Cedar Fair and Six Flags automatically allow guests with an AP from any of their parks to use them in all of their parks, and so did Paramount.
Still, Universal has yet to offer a bi-coastal annual pass.
I’d have to consider this pass on a yearly basis.


#11

[QUOTE=Soundgod;1022704]Welcome to the 21st Century!
Busch/Sea World has only had this level of annual pass since at least 2005, if not earlier.
Cedar Fair and Six Flags automatically allow guests with an AP from any of their parks to use them in all of their parks, and so did Paramount.
Still, Universal has yet to offer a bi-coastal annual pass.
I’d have to consider this pass on a yearly basis.[/QUOTE]

Someoneonce told me that WDW and DLR,where the same but different,what I mean by that is ,YES they areowned bydisney,but operations and budgets where completely separate…I wonder what has changed


#12

>>I wonder what has changed<<

Someone seized on the opportunity to make more profit<g>.
Look at the marketing of the “Princesses.” I read that traditionalists fought “packaging” the female stars of various movies while the New Breed of Marketeer saw Profit in it. It does seem to work very well!!!
Frank


#13

[QUOTE=fjs08;1022616]$ 700. Yikes. I really wonder how many people would “really” use it and get value from it.

Hee, hee, I wonder if it is paper or plastic<g>

Frank[/QUOTE]

That is one thing that always bothered me about annual passes for WDW,here in ca we get a durable plastic one with our picture on it,whileWDWfla are very flimsy paper ones that sometime during a long trip needs to be replaced ,which requires a trip to guest services


#14

I’m still bummed they don’t offer a DVC discount, but I think we are going to purchase it anyway. We pay 494 for WDW premium pass, and then 209 for 6 day ticket for DL, so that comes to $703. So I’ll save $3.00, and have the option to visit DL again (fingers crossed). It won’t be worth it for my son’s ticket though, the child price for DVC WDW premium pass is 436 + 6 day DL ticket is 184, so that comes to only $620…


#15

it took me quite some time today but I think i finally got an answer, it seems like you pay what ever you originally paid for your annual pass plus the difference up to 700 hundred dollars…for me that would mean I would pay 481…and get my AP at DLR upgraded and extended by 6 months so it seems like a no brainer to me