Perks of being a Pass Holder

Have you considered becoming a Disney annual pass holder but don’t know if it’s worth it? This year we made the plunge and became pass holders. We are out of state pass holders so thinking about if it would be worth the cost took some number crunching. In the end we decided if we were going to be spending more than 10 days in the parks throughout the year it would be worth it and we already had the trips booked to push us over the edge. We have already used the passes for one trip in 2019 and have been really happy with our choice so far. Let’s take a look at some of the perks below.

Pass Choices

This doesn’t pertain to out of state pass holders but Florida residents have 6+ options for passes. This includes passes for all budgets.


Park Hopping

When you have an annual pass it includes park hopping. This means you can visit all of the parks in one day if you want to. It gives you a lot of flexibility.


Free Parking

Parking at the parks is included with your pass. If you are not staying on property this is a huge money saver as it costs around $25 a day to park.



Pass holders get discounts at restaurants and merchandise locations all around property. It can save you a significant amount throughout your stay.


VIPassholder Events

Disney holds special pass holder events. Some examples are when pass holders got special early access to Toy Story Land as a sneak peek before it opened. They did the same with Pandora. They also give out pass holder merchandise like magnets for events life The Festival of the Arts or Food and Wine Festival.


Pass Holder Lines

The parks have special pass holder entrance lines to get into the parks. This is a line specifically for pass holders to save you time getting into the parks. It is a small but nice perk.


Free Photo Pass Photos

This is my FAVORITE part of being a pass holder. All of your ride photos, or photos taken by photo pass photographers are included with your pass. This can be a huge money saver! It also eliminates the need to lug around your own camera throughout the parks, which can become a hassle.


So far I have been really happy with our choice to become pass holders. I think the perks really add to the experience and when you go frequently it makes a lot of sense. Are you a pass holder? What is your favorite pass holder perk? Let me know in the comments!

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Hello! My name is Cori. I am a huge Disney and Harry Potter Fanatic. I travel to Disney multiple times a year, whether it's Disney world, which I go to the most, Disneyland, a Disney Cruise, or one of the many other wonderful Disney Experiences. I also love to travel to new places and visit Universal every once in awhile to see Harry Potter. I spend a large amount of time researching all things Disney, so I thought it was only fitting that I start a blog to share my thoughts and findings, and I could not be more excited.

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