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Update: Monthly Payments Program at Walt Disney World

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Update – August 12: We have a quick update to share today for Florida residents interested in our annual pass monthly payment program option. You can now purchase and renew Florida resident annual passes at any Walt Disney World ticket window. If you recall, the option was initially only available for those of you who purchased an annual pass online. Check below for more details about the program.

New Monthly Payments Program Begins at Walt Disney World

Attention Florida residents … we’ve got some great news to share for those of you looking to spread out the cost of buying Walt Disney World annual passes. Our annual pass monthly payment program is now available online. And how it works is simple. Florida Residents make a down payment equal to the price of a non-discounted one-day Magic Your Way base ticket and then pay the remainder through 12 recurring automatic monthly payments scheduled for the year. It’s interest and finance charge free.

What are the benefits of being a Passholder? The list is long but most importantly, you have access to Disney “magic” all year — attractions, characters and events (the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is right around the corner). You can also customize your Disney experience when you select the Walt Disney World Florida Resident Annual Pass that’s right for you.

Find your Pass at Oh, and please let us know if you’ll be using this payment option in the comments.


  • Please extend this to out of state residents. I am a DVC member and purchase four annual passes and have for the past 10- years, it would certainly make things easier. Thank You for your consideration and have a Magical Day

  • Love it! Had passes in the past and have been wanting to get them again, but with 2 kids that is a lot of money at once, this makes a great option. Going to do it for the holidays! We love Disney at Christmas time. Would be even better if once you paid the down payment you wouldn’t have to again for renewing.

  • Great idea, but what about non-Florida residents? I live in Georgia & I am close enough to Walt Disney World that I could really take advantage of this…

  • this offer should be extended to non-residents as well

  • Ill be doing this before my next trip for sure

  • As a DVC member who typically purchases four AP’s at one time, this would be great if it were offered to all purchasers. Any chance that you are just “experimenting” (no offense) on FL residents?

  • sounds great but I’m with some others….why not everyone? We live in Alabama and would love this oppurtunity also.

  • We live all the way across the other side of the US in Oregon and have been annual passholders in both WDW and Disneyland in the past. We are considering annual passes on an upcoming trip in Sept, if this option of making monthly payments was available to us it would be a done deal. What this means to Disney is another 9 night visit from us, staying on Disney property … can you see the dollar signs yet? 🙂

  • I agree with Patti from SC. DVC members should definitely be allowed to do this.

  • As a FL native and now GA resident that has visited WDW more than 50 times since 1971, I would like to echo the majority of the posters and request a non-FL AP monthly payment plan. Based on a very conservative estimate of 100,000 net-new AP’s, a monthly payment plan for non-FL residents would put close to $4M a month extra in Disney’s coffers! Not to mention the out-of-staters spending more than FL residents on accommodations, food, souvenirs, etc. Let’s hear it for good ‘ole American capitalism! 🙂

  • NOt Cool either as we who already have passes can not take advantage of it even living in florida. Who cares about people who are already drinking the juice

  • I live in No.CAL and it frustrates me that I cannot enjoy the same discounts and perks as So.CAL. We go to Disneyland at least once per year and would definitely go more often if we had an annual pass. I would love to afford an annual pass by paying per month or getting the same discounts as SoCal people do. Not only would Disney make more $$ off of me- I would get to go more often. When my family isn’t planning a Disneyland trip we are planning a Disney Cruise or WDW vacation. The whole State of Florida gets to enjoy Disney discounts why not let the whole State of CA do the same???

  • Come on Disney this should be offered at Disneyland and not just to Southern Ca residents but too all Ca Residents.

  • We currently have Busch Gardens passes because they have this payment option. As soon as those passes run out, we’ll be ordering six Dinsey passes! Yaaay!!

  • That is great, we became Florida resident in July of 09. We have always used the discount for being DVC members. Nice to think of the Floridians.

  • I live in Georgia but only about 3 hours from Orlando. I’m actually closer than some Florida residents. My family LOVES Disney and would most definitely get annual passes again if the payment plan was extended to more than just Florida residents.

  • Scott (Post 116), funny, I have the same option! Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great Disney is offering this, but isn’t it the same as if you saved up for it yourself?

  • Having this available to adjoining states would be amazing for Disney lovers that are not lucky enough to live in the State. We try to do Disney every year… with this, we’d never have to miss! That would truly be magical!

  • I would if I had a bank account but I don’t. 🙁 Guess we’ll just save up the old-fashioned way but I do think it’s a great idea & about time Disney gets with the “times”.

  • I have to agree its ridiculous that this isnt being offered to DVC members as we already get to buy at the FL resident rate. As much money as we pay in DVC “mortage” and dues I’ve been pushing customer service for this option for awhile now. You can be darn tootin next time I have to call DVC Im going to be ringing some bells on this issue and requesting my DVC friends do the same. As for the comment about BG Williamsburg earlier you can’t compare a summer resident pass to a standard yearly pass. What your referring to is a VA resident only summer pass, it only covers select months of the year, does not cover parking, does not get you a food discount or a non-passholder ticket discount. ALL standard 1 and 2 year Busch passes can have a monthly payment option. It also locks you into the rate you bought at. I have had a platinum pass since the year it came out because 8 years ago when they started the plat pass option it was the only way to do the monthly payment option. There are years I go to BG 3 times in the whole year and work 3 blocks away from the park. BUT we do use them in FL. The thing is the REAL pass w/ monthly pay gets me free preferred parking (because its plat) in all parks (gold gets free standard parking) food discount, merch discount, a discount on 1 day tickets for visiting friends etc.

  • I’ve had this option available to me since I started buying my annual passes for our family. It’s called a Savings Account. I saved up to buy the passes and then put enough away each month (on my own) to renew them each year. Magic? I think not.

  • Hey guys!! Everyone talking about the renewals, make sure you read the Orlando paper or one of the Florida papers, they talk about the renewals being rolled out by the end of the year. So it sounds like the renewals are eligible for the payment plan as long as you are a Florida resident. 🙂

  • As an Alabama resident (11 miles from the FL state line!) it would be fabulous if this option were extended to adjoining states, or to all Annual Passholders…. what a wonderful option that would be!!

  • Our family maintained APs for nearly 20 years. We moved to Florida 10 years ago, and looked forward to FL Resident APs. Unfortunately, the price has gotten so high we can no longer justify spending the money for a family of 5. However, we can (and do) purchase APs at Universal Studios for $139 each. There are blackout dates associated with this pass, but they are for dates that we would never consider visiting the parks (July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas.) The really sad, sad thing is that Universal doesn’t hold a candlestick to WDW – but it’s what we can afford. Please, Disney, wake up! You are going to lose your base of loyal guests if you don’t.

  • I agree with Kriti!…I live in the bay area as well, and we visit disneyland frequently, because it really only is a hop, skip, and a jump away!…I wish the opportunity was extended to everyone within the state

  • Why can’t something like this be offered at Disneyland for all Ca residents

  • How come Disneyland is not offering this type of deal for all of California residents instead of just for southern California residents.
    We are annual Passholders and this is really upsetting this is so unfair.

  • Looks like you cant use this though for renewals. Would really like to use it for renewal – would make it more affordable.

  • Gutted that this is only available to Florida Residents only. We travel to Florida every year from the UK and would really love to get the yearly passes/monthly payment plan, but it is not available. It is so unfair.

    I hope this changes in the future so it is available to everyone, heres hoping.

  • As a non-Florida, DVC annual pass owner I would love to see something for me too! We used to have premium annual pass but just couldn’t justify the cost. Now, if you could have a premium annual pass for both coasts and allow us to do monthly payments on those, I would be there in a heart beat! We love both Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

  • Just purchased our 1st ever Disney annual passes! We’re so excited because we were never able to front all the money before, but now we can budget it into our monthly budget with no problem! We’ve been doing this with Sea World for a while now, but my hubby gets bored there easily, so it’s great to know we can afford and go to a theme park the entire family loves. Can’t wait to use our new passes!!!!!

  • Figures just renewed before they announced, well there is always next year.

  • It really stinks that this is only available to Florida residents. If this option were available to everyone, I would probably buy an Annual Pass. Guess I’ll just have to stick to regular tickets for now 🙁

  • Yes, what about DVC members outside of Florida?

  • This sucks that it is only offered to FL residents. We’ve been going to WDW since 1987, and have been DVC since 1994. We used to go to WDW several times per year, but no longer do so. If we had the option to utilize this option, we’d certainly visit WDW more often. On the same thought, we’d love to travel last minute – when last minute discounts are offered to FL residents (ie: Disney Cruise Line, etc).


  • Is there any way to make this available to out-of-state pass holders?!? I’d take them up on this in a heart beat.

  • We’ve been having Disney World withdraw for awhile now and this could make that all go away!! So glad to see season passes are open too!! THANK YOU DISNEY WORLD!!

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