Want Disney World annual passes? Be prepared to wait hours

Sales had been suspended since 2021

Walt Disney World annual pass (Landon McReynolds, WKMG)

BAY LAKE, Fla. – For the first time in nearly a year and a half, the wait is finally over for Disney fans.

Walt Disney World is once again selling annual passes to its theme parks.

Earlier this month in a blog post online, Disney said new sales would begin Thursday morning, with a limited quantity available. Disney said certain pass types could become unavailable for purchase at any time. Disney World paused sales of most new annual passes in November 2021.

Here are the Walt Disney World passes and prices:

  • Disney Pirate Pass - $749 plus tax
  • Disney Sorcerer Pass - $969 plus tax
  • Disney Incredi-Pass - $1,399 plus tax

There is also a Disney Pixie Dust Pass available for $399 plus tax.

On Thursday afternoon, Disney added an update to its website, saying that wait times were exceeding several hours.

“We anticipate a pass or select passes may become unavailable for purchase later today,” the website said.

“We are so grateful for our Passholders who have a deep, strong connection to Walt Disney World, and we are looking forward to welcoming more of you to the Annual Passholder family, just in time to experience the feelings of a Disney Thrill this spring and summer,” Disney said.

Earlier this week, Disney begin allowing its annual passholders to once again visit the theme parks after 2 p.m. without needing a park reservation, except on Saturdays and Sundays at Magic Kingdom.

“While the theme park reservation system remains important to manage attendance in our parks, especially on busier days, we realize our Passholders enjoy more spontaneous visits – and this change will make that possible,” Disney explained.

Click here to learn more about Disney annual passes.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.