Disney Premier Annual Pass

For all of you that are curious, did you know that Disney World and Disneyland share an annual pass?  The purchase can be made from the following locations:

  • Disneyland Resort theme park ticket booths
  • Guest Relations windows at Walt Disney World theme parks
  • Downtown Disney area at Walt Disney World Resort

Tickets are priced at $749.  The parks included are as follows:

In California:

  • Disneyland Park
  • Disney California Adventure Park

In Florida:

  • Magic Kingdom theme park
  • Epcot theme park
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park
  • DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports® Complex (some events require an additional charge)
  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course (some events require an additional charge)

 While this price is extremely high, if you and your family plan on a vacation to Disney World (WDW) on year and a vacation to Disneyland another, the purchase of one of these tickets could actually save you money.  For instance if you plan on staying at WDW for 6 days and another 4 days the following year in Disneyland, you may save money on accommodations, tickets and food to substantiate the purchase of this ticket. 

Either way, it is interesting to know that these tickets exist!  Have you ever purchased one of these tickets?

5 comments for “Disney Premier Annual Pass

  1. Randy Crane
    June 15, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Thank you for this brief, clear summary of this pass.

    One quick note, it’s a “Premier” Pass, not a “Premium” Pass. The Premiums are the highest/best passes for each resort (one for DL, one for WDW).

    To answer the question you posed, my wife and I each got a Premier Pass last year, since we were going to WDW for the first time and would be there (in-park) for 8 days, while we are also Disneyland Premium passholders. Purchasing the pass vs. renewing our regular one and buying tickets for WDW saved us around $75+ each, so it was very well worth it! Also, it gave us the freedom to go into Magic Kingdom our first night for dinner and to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios our final day before our flight home, none of which we would have been able to do if we didn’t have the passport.

    • June 15, 2011 at 11:11 am

      Thanks so much for writing! I changed the title… you were so right, I had that wrong! I guess I am used to hearing about the Premium pass not the Premier:)

      I am doing the math to see if the purchase of the Premier is a better price for my son and I for our upcoming trips.

  2. June 15, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I just upgraded my WDW Annual Pass to the Premier when I was there in May. I’ll be heading to DL in September so it worked out for me that it was about the same price as buying normal park passes for DL. Factoring in the discounts, it’s totally worth it! Granted I upgraded when the price was still $700 though and not $750 :(

  3. August 19, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    We had them last year, and definitely got our use out of them. We went to WDW 3 times for 10 days each and DL for a 7 day trip. It’s nice to get 20% off on some the merchandise you buy when you have one. At DL, you also get a discount on most eateries. At WDW, it was only at lunch time at some Sit down restaurants.

  4. Jusy
    October 4, 2011 at 1:16 am

    I live in NJ. I was always a Disneyland Premium passholder as I visited this park at least 6 times each year for either a 3 or 4-day visit each. It gave me the merchandise/food discount and free parking. When the Disney Premier pass was introduced in 2010 and my DLR AP expired, I renewed to a Disney Premier pass. It continued to give me the same discounts I got as DLR AP and plus the opportunity to visit WDW with free parking and merchandise discount.

    As my Premier pass expired this past September, I did a count. I visited DLR 4 times and WDW 2 times for a total of 23 days. This averages to about $31 dollars a day. What a great saving! The parking fee alone is almost half the cost.

    I’m going to DLR this weekend and will be purchasing the Premier pass again even with the increase in price. If I visit as many times as I did for the past year, it still would be worth it. I love knowing that I can go to the park whenever I want. I might try the WDW waterparks next time. I’ve never been to them.

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