Today Disney World sent out an email to Annual Passholders that might have hinted that Annual Passholder sales might be returning soon. Also in the same email, they let existing Annual Passholders know that will no longer be offering complimentary MagicBands with Annual Pass purchases and renewals.
Let’s take a look at that email:
Dear Valued Passholder,
In March, we introduced Disney MagicMobile service, an easy, more contactless new way to enter the Walt Disney World® theme parks through the power of eligible iPhones, Apple Watch or Google Pay enabled Android phones!
As part of this new service, guests can choose from several Disney-themed MagicMobile Pass designs in the My Disney Experience app—and coming soon be on the lookout for new exclusive designs featuring Orange Bird and Figment just for Annual Passholders. As a reminder, valid park admission and a park reservation are required for park entry.
As more Passholders continue to discover this new option, we will no longer be offering complimentary MagicBands with Annual Pass purchases and renewals made August 16, 2021 and beyond. Annual Passholders will continue to receive a special discount on MagicBands purchased, with even more designs to choose from in the future.
Annual Passholders can continue to use current or newly purchased MagicBands, their Annual Pass Card or Disney MagicMobile pass during their visits. As a reminder, your Annual Pass Card and valid photo ID are required to receive your Annual Passholder discount at participating locations, whether using a MagicBand or Disney MagicMobile service.
As always, we thank you for being part of the Passholder family!
While Disney doesn’t come right out and say that Annual Passholder sales are returning, many fans are speculating that we will see the return of AP sales now that many of the COVID-related guidelines are starting to go away.
One line that really stuck out to me in that email was this:
As more Passholders continue to discover this new option, we will no longer be offering complimentary Magic Bands with Annual Pass purchases and renewals made August 16, 2021 and beyond.
We are closely monitoring for Annual Passholder sales to resume. I know a few writers and family members who would love to pick up a Disney World Annual Pass.
For now this is just speculation, so take it with a grain of salt for now.
Stay tuned to Chip and Co for more.
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