For many, including myself, it has long made sense to utilize an annual pass as a Disney Vacation Club owner choosing to visit the parks multiple times per year. As the dust settles on recently announced AP pricing increases, however, many may be reconsidering this option for their future Walt Disney World vacations.
Effective Tuesday, June 18th annual pass prices for DVC members have increased to the following:
- Disney Platinum Plus Pass – $999.00 (Increase of $150)
- Disney Platinum Pass – $899.00 (Increase of $150)
- Disney Gold Pass – $699.00 (Increase of $90)
Note that all discounted pricing listed above is only available to Direct owners with a valid blue membership card. Resale owners can still purchase Platinum Plus and Platinum AP’s, however this will be at an increased rate of $1,219 and $1,119 respectively, accounting for an increase of $225.
For a more detailed analysis and news regarding this and other new pricing, check out coverage over on The DIS and DISboards.
For my family these changes will not directly effect our plans but stings a little nonetheless. Share in the comments below whether this increase will change your DVC or ticket purchasing plans for the coming year!
14 thoughts on “New Annual Pass Pricing for DVC Owners”
We’re moving to weekday annual passes. It’s a two fold approach. A cost savings and avoiding the larger crowds on weekends.
This May was the first year I did not purchased an AP because we were only there 8 days and wouldn’t be back for a year and a 1/2. I will just need to evaluate my plans in the future and calculate how many days I will be going to find the value.
Yes…We will not visit the parks on every trip down. It would very cost prohibitive. I can go on another entire vacation for what I would pay to actually visit the parks as a passholder. We may use any DVC discount to get a waterpark ticket or a hard ticket to a special event night instead at least for the near future. This may also push us to finally try a day or 2 at universal (via uber or lyft) which we have been hesitant to do because we’ve had annual passes to Disney World. So, thanks Disney for helping us branch out!
Too much for us retirees not in Florida! Will have to bank and borrow points and make one trip, no more multiple trips per year to DW.
This price increase is a huge game changer for our vacationing plans going forward. My wife and I are having serious discussions about selling DVC. If not staying on points they just announced a resort parking increase and offering on-site benefits to more outside hotels. Dining Plan is next to see a huge rate hike. We like Disney, but we ain’t married to Mickey. I think this might finally be the breaking point.
I agree, this is a game changer for us also. We’re covered for 2019 but for 2020 on out not so much. Didn’t get to use our AP’s at all last year so that was a total loss. I think I it getting very difficult planning a trip to WDW. Room reservations, airline reservations, dinning reservations and FP’s. All at different dates Becoming a real pain.
What is the renewal price?????
Gold Pass Renewal – $594
Platinum Pass Renewal – $764
Platinum Plus Pass Renewal – $849
I always like to remind individuals choosing to renew that they should only do so if their next vacation is within two months of the pass expiration. Otherwise you are wasting two months of a pass and not saving by renewing.
Agree, for the ridiculous price increases, it is also a stressful vacation to plan. Looking forward to finally
feeling good about going elsewhere.
Breaking point coming very soon !! We need to rethink Disney !
Disney is now raping their loyal family fan base with the unreasonable price hikes on everything. Guess I will stay at my DVC home and park for free and then just drive to Universal for the theme park portion. The annual passes at Universal are a way better value. My kids have also wanted to go to Lego Land and Bush Gardens in Tampa, but my loyalty has always been to Disney … until now. Thanks Disney for helping me decide to spend my hard earned money elsewhere!!!!!
I don’t like the idea of paying more money for may AP, but realistically, the parks are getting way to crowded so what else can Disney do besides raise the prices? Disney has to find some way to cut down on the demand that will not decrease their revenue, price hikes will accomplish that.
While it is simply supply and demand why Disney is doing this, I believe things will change with discounts. Disney makes a ton of money on repeat guests, even with the parks filled it does not stop people from handing Disney a credit card the entire time they are in a park.
When you multiply the increase by “X” number of people in your family, this really adds up!!! I’m not happy and I don’t know if I’ll get annual passes again. Raising the prices is unfair for all of the reasons mentioned already, but since it coincides with park ticket increases, we’re going to see a lot more angry guests. People will feel even more entitled and be even more rude because they paid a lot of money to be at Disney and they’ll want to get their money’s worth.
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