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Walt Disney World Announces Return of New Annual Pass Sales

Eric Scott

by , Senior Manager, Communications

The Disney Incredi-Pass, Disney Sorcerer Pass, Disney Pirate Pass and Disney Pixie Pass will resume new sales and can be purchased online no earlier than 6am Eastern Time beginning April 20, 2023.

Disney fans, we heard you loud and clear! Wherever you can find us, you’ve been asking about Walt Disney World Annual Passes. It’s great to see how many Disney fans are interested in becoming a Passholder and making memories time and time again in our theme parks. If you’ve been one of the many fans asking about Annual Passes, then we’ve got great news for you. 

New sales of the Disney Incredi-Pass, Disney Sorcerer Pass and Disney Pirate Pass will resume and can be purchased online beginning on April 20! Please know, as we look to provide a great experience for our Passholders, the quantity of passes will be limited and passes, or a pass type, may become unavailable for purchase at any time.*  

For eligible DVC Members, we’ve got great news for you too, as you’ll have the opportunity to purchase the DVC Disney Sorcerer Pass online beginning April 13 as part of your Membership Magic benefits.**  

We are so grateful for our Passholders who have a deep, strong connection to Walt Disney World, and we are looking forward to welcoming more of you to the Annual Passholder family, just in time to experience the feelings of a Disney Thrill this spring and summer.    

It’s an incredible time to be a part of the Walt Disney World Annual Passholder program as we’ve taken the feedback we received from Annual Passholders and are making exciting changes. Passholders now receive access to select Disney PhotoPass benefits (age restrictions apply) and, beginning April 18, Annual Passholders can visit the theme parks after 2 p.m. without needing a park reservation, except on Saturdays and Sundays at Magic Kingdom Park. Pass blockout dates continue to apply. Passholders, if you’re planning on visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios any time soon, I recommend you try out the new Disney PhotoPass Muppet*Vision 3D Lens – it’s a lot of fun!  

These updates will help Passholders enjoy some of our newest Walt Disney World experiences. We’re celebrating the return of the “Happily Ever After” nighttime spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park, the world’s first Toy Story-themed table-service restaurant Roundup Rodeo BBQ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened just a few weeks ago and Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana is coming later this year to EPCOT. This month, we’ll also commemorate the 25th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, home to one of my favorite lands, Pandora – The World of Avatar.   

For the latest news, current Annual Passholders can check out The Passholder Buzz available on the My Disney Experience app. To learn more about renewal and pass upgrade options, visit  

*Passes are subject to the Walt Disney World® Resort Annual Pass Terms and Conditions. All offerings are subject to change or cancellation without notice.  

**To purchase the Disney Sorcerer Pass, Disney Vacation Club Members must be eligible for Membership Extras. Membership Extras is an incidental benefit – these offers are subject to availability, change or termination and may require a fee. General terms & conditions of the program are in the Membership Extras Acknowledgement and Disclosure Statement. Program terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. 


  • Says no Earlier than 6am. 6:30. And still not available. Get your times in order Disney. Do better.

  • Almost 30 minutes and no online access yet. Do we know why?!

  • 6am. April 20. Got it. Will there be an automatic virtual queue?

  • Yeahhhh!!! Got our annual passes 4/13/2023. Had to be patient. Took almost 3 hours to purchase them. So excited to start using them.

  • What time do the passes go on sale that day?

  • Would really like to know if a both coast pass will be available soon?

  • It looks like we’ll have to be quick of the mark so secure an Incredi-Pass. Does anyoone know if we will need to use a VPN and buy from the US website, or will they be available from the UK website as well?

  • You have a link for the April 20th sales. When will DVC members get information or a link about how to purchase on the 13th?

  • When does Mickey’s Halloween Bash tickets go on sale?

  • So my husband and I will be moving to Florida in late June or July. We want to buy one of the Florida resident packages once we are moved down there but now I am worried we won’t be able to since it seems like these will be limited. If we don’t get them on April 20th does that mean we won’t be able to get them at all this year?

  • Ok Eric !!! “…we heard you loud and clear!…” limited quantity and puts everyone to fight for an annual pass and still continues with this idea of ​​making reservations before visiting the park. Why?

  • At what time will they go on sale, as it’s very likely they sell out

  • As a long time multi trip per year Family it just baffles me that a corporation like Disney has never instituted a frequent visitor perk. Only perks you ever see are for annual pass holders or DVC members. I can guarantee that after 50 years of at least one visit per year most years more my family is close to or have spent a million dollars at Disney.

  • Great news! If I have unused park tickets for an upcoming trip, will I be able to apply the cost of my park tickets to the purchase of an annual pass come April 20th? Thanks!

  • If we buy APs in April, does the year start at the time of the first visit as it has been in the past? Are there any restrictions on how far out that first visit can be?
    Thank you.

  • I bought regular tickets for my girls for June and wonder if I’ll be able to transfer those tickets and memory maker to Annual passes for them?! I’m already a pass holder. Please help! Thank you kindly.

  • I go to the park next week! Will they still let me use money from my tickets towards it?

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