Walt Disney World suspends sales of most new annual passes as the busy holiday season approaches

Nov 22, 2021 in "Ticket Annual Pass - Disney Incredi-Pass"

Posted: Monday November 22, 2021 8:06am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney suspended sales of most new Walt Disney World annual passes late yesterday less than three months after restarting sales.

As of this morning, only the heavily restricted Disney Pixie Dust Pass is available to purchase, with sales of the Pirate Pass, Sorcerer Pass and Incredi-Pass listed as "currently available."

Disney does have wording on its website to suggest that this may be a possibly, "Annual Passes may be unavailable for purchase at any time." There is no indication of when sales will resume, but Disney has noted internally that the pause in sales will last into 2022.

Annual Pass renewals remain available for purchase.

Walt Disney World's annual pass program was overhauled in late August 2021, with new pass types introduced, and sales then beginning in early September.

Disney hasn't given a reason for the halt in sales, but Disney Park Pass availability is becoming scarce again, with this week already full for many types of ticket.

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JohnDFeb 21, 2022

I just now renewed from Silver to Pixie Dust for that very reason. I'm four hours away so can't do a day trip. But I'm at WDW no more than 6 nights anyway. That would easily get me M-F most of the year (check in Sun night. Check out Sat. morning) and be blocked out in the same weeks as Pirates. So, yeah, I went with the least expensive.

ToTBellHopFeb 18, 2022

CJRFeb 10, 2022

Worth mentioning, when you renew, you still have access to all four passes. We're looking at them now, but will probably go cheap this year. They humored me by auto populating the Incredi-Pass. We're looking to spend less money at Disney World this next year than we have in about five years. Especially when you cut out our weekend EPCOT trips. We'll probably pick up dinner going to the parks going forward and may not renew at all after this next year. Especially since nothing notable is on the way after Tron and Guardians - although I'm sure they'll announce something at D23 that'll open ten years later.

CJRFeb 10, 2022

The funny thing is the only pass available is their lowest priced one and exclusive to people well under a day's drive away - a lot within an hour. Then, they get Monday through Friday most of the year at all four parks, a lot of busy days unblocked.

CaptinEOFeb 09, 2022

In California we've seen Soaring Over California come back multiple times. Now if only theyd show Captain EO once more or play the original Star Tours.

JoeCamelFeb 09, 2022

But the basic premise of an AP is to get a discounted price - B&J said "no longer" we want ALLLLL the dollars...

disneygeek90Feb 09, 2022

If anything, why not just take away the monthly payment option? That would probably take care of a large portion.

JoeCamelFeb 09, 2022

They don't want those low spending, low res people in their parks, if your credit score is north of 800 they want you but not at a discount.

disneygeek90Feb 09, 2022

Pretty wild that AP's still aren't being sold. The calendar's are completely open.

deix15x8Feb 09, 2022

That's how we ended up with Captain EO returning. It's what Disney does with it's theater shows sometimes, and in Disneyland with the evening fireworks.

TikibirdLandFeb 08, 2022

Essentially, isn't that what refurbs are for? You don't need to pull a ride down to do such little maintenance on them.

matt9112Feb 08, 2022

Irony is if they did some kind of rotation thing for any ride it would 150% work.

matt9112Feb 08, 2022

Yeah i watched a good video on the robbery known as the vault. Crazy stuff.

ToTBellHopFeb 07, 2022

They should probably throw Journey into Imagination into the Disney Vault every other day.