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Walt Disney World suspends annual pass sales

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida has suspended sales of most of its annual ticket pass offering without stating a specific reason why. 

Disney’s ‘Pirate Pass’, ‘Sorcerer Pass’ and ‘Incredi-Pass’ sales have been halted. The only pass that is still available to purchase is the ‘Pixie Dust Pass’, which is only available to Florida residents. This type of annual pass also has the most days in which it can’t be used.

Disney fans that are lucky enough to already own one of the annual passes are still allowed to renew them if they expire, with the change only applying to new sales of the annual tickets. 

The Florida theme park previously suspended sales of the annual pass selection at the start of the pandemic. They were only brought back in September with a structure in place that required pass holders to make a reservation before they visited the Disney parks. 

Disneyland Resort in California has also come under fire from Disney fans over recent price increases for tickets and annual passes. It was the fifth time in five years that park ticket prices had been increased. 

The annual pass system was replaced with a more expensive Magic Key scheme, with the Dream Key pass in the top tier setting back punters £1,018 (€1,203). 

There are five different tiers for ticketing, with the prices reflecting the expected demand on any given day. 

When annual pass sales resumed in September at Florida’s Walt Disney World following the pandemic, fans also faced a price increase, with pass holders also receiving fewer benefits. Annual pass holders had to pay for photo downloads and the fast pass service for rides – two advantages that were previously included.  

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