As summer approaches, thoughts of the kids being out of a school and taking a family vacation start. Let me tell you, there’s nothing better than taking them to the happiest place on Earth – Walt Disney World.

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With so much to see and so little time, one visit might not be enough, so here are four Disney World annual pass benefits.

1. Exclusive Disney Discounts and Special Offers

With all the expenses that come along in planning a family vacation, it’s nice to be able to save money on some goodies and experiences. In honor of Walt Disney World’s 45th anniversary, annual pass holders are receiving even greater savings throughout the resort, including 20% off Disney merchandise.

Also, through September 30, 2017, annual pass holders save 20% on food and drinks at some theme park and hotel restaurants. 

Annual pass holders can also save up to 25% on rooms at a few Disney Resort hotels if booked before July 14th, 2017.

Oh yeah, and if you’re a Disney World pass holder, you can also receive other discounts on more amenities at Walt Disney World.

2. Disney FastPass+

Disney FastPass+ is available to Disney World pass holders to make it easier to reserve access to attractions and entertainment. If you’re a pass holder, you can make Disney FastPass+ selections up to 30 days prior to the date of your theme park visit and hold up to seven days of selections at a time.

Disney World Annual Pass

Credit: Walt Disney World

If you stay at a Disney hotel, you can choose your FastPass+ selections 60 days in advance! Pass holders can utilize the My Disney Experience app to make changes on the go. (Highly recommended!) You can also order a personalized MagicBand to be mailed to your home.

3. Blackout Dates and Special Events

If these awesome benefits haven’t convinced you already, here’s another reason to get a Disney World annual pass: the Disney Platinum Plus Pass.

Disney Platinum Pass members have no blackout dates to worry about. You and your family can go on vacation any day of the year!

If you prefer to get a different pass, no worries! All pass holders get discounts for specially ticketed events. Pass holders can also enjoy early registration for runDisney events!

4. Disney PhotoPass

These are moments you’ll want to last forever. After all, it is the happiest place on Earth! What better way to preserve these memories than with photos?

Disney World annual pass holders have the benefit of the Disney PhotoPass, which includes photos and other digital content linked to your Disney account while the pass is valid.

The photos are available on your account for 365 days from the day they are taken. Your precious family photos will be completely accessible to you to keep forever!


Did I forget to mention theme park parking?! Yeah, you get that too.

There are all kinds of annual passes to choose from. Click here to find the best option for you are your family.

This is a guest post submitted by Farah Zamora, a journalism student at Florida Gulf Coast University.

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