Now, I love Disney, pretty much everything about it. I love the pure joy I feel when entering a park, literally giddy with excitement. I love the build up, waiting for the Disney vacation to start. Books and Pins and planning, oh my!!! I even enjoyed the six months of creative budgeting and extreme(ish) couponing I did to save up $3000 in 6 months to take my dream trip (which you can read more about here) 5 years ago.
After 3 Disney trips in 3 years, I decided I was obsessed, and started looking into annual passes. Below are my Top Ten reason why you should get an annual pass:
Top 10 reasons to become a Walt Disney World Annual Pass holder:
1. Saving Money$$$-
Tickets cost up to $100 a day with the park hopper, and that can add up fast! A single week long trip to Walt Disney World could run you as a pass good for the entire year. If you love Disney like me, that sounds like a lot of free fun left sitting in the table!
2. Free parking–
This is a huge bonus! At around $20 a day it’s another expense that adds up fast. Know that when you take your trips, it’s one less expense to worry about.
3. Fast Pass Early Access-
With the Walt Disney World annual pass you can order your Fast Pass tickets up to 30 days ahead of time!
With the annual pass you receive 10% to 20% off merchandise purchased in the parks.
5. Unlimited photo pass downloads
Take as many photos as you want in the parks and have access to unlimited downloads a home. If you’re anything like me, you find something you don’t like in almost every picture! This way you can take as many as you like, and get the “good one”, for free!
6. 10% off dining
Disney treats are soooo yummy! Mmmmmm! Enjoy 10% off select dining with purchase of the annual pass.
7. Free magic band!
Have you seen these?? So cool! With purchase of any annual pass you are given a free magic band!
8. Exclusive perks
Get great perks such as free gifts at the Food and Wine festival at Epcot as well as the Garden and Flower Festival at Epcot. This year the gifts were a poster and commemorative wine glass.
9. Bring along the fur babies!
Your annual pass comes with a discount pet boarding. Bring your pooch along for the ride and get a discount on his stay.
10. Water Parks-
Free access to Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach with purchase of Platinum annual membership number.