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Top Reasons to be a Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholder Right Now

Brian Webb

by , Marketing Strategy Manager

As we learned at the D23 Expo, there are exciting new experiences coming to Walt Disney World Resort over the next year.  And the best way to experience everything is with a Walt Disney World Resort Annual Pass! Theme Park Annual Passholders can visit Walt Disney World Resort parks again and again, and enjoy special discounts, events, perks and more! 

Here are the top 10 reasons why this year is the best year ever to become an Annual Passholder: 

1. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – NOW OPEN – Discover a new land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios where you can live out your very own Star Wars story and pilot the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

2. 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Now through November 23, Walt Disney World Annual Passholders can delight in an array of special offerings during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, including, complimentary festival gifts, exclusive Passholder merchandise, dining discounts and more. 

3. “Epcot Forever” – Opening October 1, 2019 – Celebrate the past, present and future of Epcot through this dazzling new limited-time fireworks and special-effects spectacular! 

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4. Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort – Celebrate the season with new magic at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and beloved traditions across Walt Disney World Resort. Passholders can enjoy up to $15 off select nights to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park! Passholders can also enjoy Passholder exclusives at the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth.  

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5. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – Opening December 5, 2019 – Join the Resistance in an epic battle against the First Order on this exciting new ride opening in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This massive, multi-platform attraction is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced at Walt Disney World Resort … or anywhere else in the galaxy! 

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6. 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts – From January 17 through February 24, 2020, immerse yourself in a celebration of art, entertainment and food with clever photo ops, creative workshops, the Disney on Broadway Concert Series and more! Stay tuned for special Annual Passholder offerings. 

7. 2020 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – Beginning March 4 through June 1, 2020, Passholders get to enjoy Passholder perks, exclusives and dining discounts as they stroll through a creative collection of interactive gardens and gaze upon an array of living sculptures shaped like beloved Disney characters. 

8. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway RailwayOpening Spring 2020 – Burst into Mickey and Minnie’s world at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as you zip away on a zany adventure through a cartoon universe crammed with surprises. This brand-new attraction is the first ride at any Disney park that stars Mickey & Minnie Mouse and friends! 

9. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure – Opening Summer 2020 in Epcot – Join Remy on a family-friendly, crazy, adventure where you will duck, dive, dodge and scurry across a gigantic kitchen!

10. Guest Favorite Experiences – In addition to all the new experiences debuting this year, there are guest favorite attractions to experience across Walt Disney World Resort.  Journey to the exotic land of Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, blast off on Space Mountain in Magic Kingdom Park, and voyage to Arendelle on Frozen Ever After in Epcot. 

Florida Residents receive special pricing on select theme park Annual Passes and eligible Florida Residents can take advantage of the convenient monthly payment program. A Florida Resident Disney Silver Pass is just $35 per month after down payment!*  

To learn more about the Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholder program, visit 

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* Requires $139 down payment and 12 monthly payments, 0% APR. Proof of Florida residency requiredMust be at least 18 years of age.