There’s even more news for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders! Disney has updated their policy on Park Pass reservations for guests with annual passes, as well as some alternative options for managing their passes.
In an email sent out to Annual Passholders, details of their updated Park Pass reservations were shared. Starting tomorrow, July 16th, Annual Passholders will be able to select additional dates in July and August only for Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and EPCOT. However, this does not mean that park attendance will increase, so there are still a limited amount of passes available.
Additionally, Passholders who are staying at a Disney Resort or Good-Neighbor hotel and have valid Theme Park admission are eligible to make Park Pass reservations for each day of their vacation along with three additional days of Park Pass reservations on a rolling basis. In other words, Disney is allowing Annual Passholders to book Park Pass reservations each day of their vacation and allowing them three bonus passes.
This all is dependent upon availability, so keep that in mind when trying to book your days in the parks! Also be mindful that you must use a Park Pass in order to book future reservations.
One major issue many Annual Passholders were facing upon the initial booking of Park Pass reservations was that many were unable to book reservations for all the days of their vacations. For example, I personally tried to book a vacation in both August and December of this year, but the system was restricting me to three days of booking. Because of this, I was only able to secure three days of Park Reservations in August, leaving my seven- day vacation in December wide open. Disney has now obviously resolved this issue for all Annual Passholders and have rewarded us with three additional Park Passes (whoo-hoo!).
In the same email sent out, there were also details of new ways to manage your annual pass. It was announced in June that each Annual Passholder would be given a 30-day extension to their pass. This update will show up on your My Disney Experience app in the next couple of weeks. If you are not wanting the extra month, or want to cancel your annual pass, you can obtain a refund now through August 11, 2020. Once your pass is cancelled it cannot be reversed.