Walt Disney World has a new deal for Florida Residents

Walt Disney World: Monthly payments now available when buying an annual pass

From Domenik Jost
Posted June 25, 2010 at 7:32 PM
Walt Disney World has finally got something new for Florida Residents that I know a lot of people have been wondering when they were ever going to start this program, including myself. Well it is here, but just for Florida Residents.

Florida Residents now have the option of paying off a Florida Residents Annual Pass with monthly payments. So how is this going to work? First off you have to make a down payment for your pass which is the cost of a non-discounted one-day Magic Your Way ticket plus tax. From there the remaining cost will be split into 12 equal monthly payments that will be automatically billed to the credit card you provided. The first month's payment will be charged right the same day of the Annual Pass purchase.

Monthly payments for adults range from $5.33 for the Epcot After 4PM Annual Pass to $36.39 for the Theme Park Premium Annual Pass. For all the details check out Walt Disney World's Passholder Program website.

To all my fellow Florida Residents, will this new option entice you to purchase a Florida Residents Annual Pass?

From James Koehl
Posted June 26, 2010 at 6:17 PM
I wish Cedar Point/Cedar Fair would do this with their season passes.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted June 26, 2010 at 7:54 PM
California has something like this as well! Perhaps there is a new interest in getting an annual pass and why not? If you like a theme park, especially Universal or Disney who have events, a season pass is great option!

From David Graham
Posted June 28, 2010 at 8:11 AM
The part I find the funniest is the reason Disney stated they haven't offered this sooner per the article that was in the Orlando Sentinel, is "Disney had for years avoided installment payments, in part because executives thought it might devalue the company’s brand — and its ability to command premium prices" Last I checked Disneyland was part of Disney, and this has been offered since 2008... Sounds more like an excuse than truth in my opinion.


From Anthony Murphy
Posted June 28, 2010 at 9:02 AM
Disneyland deeply relies on local residents to come to the parks vs Disney World which is mostly a tourist destination. Location and over the years I would gather!

From David Graham
Posted June 29, 2010 at 5:47 PM
I agree with that, but why say it is going to devalue Disney brand is what gets me Anthony, I didn't know we didn't view Disneyland as part of the Disney brand kills me as for their reasoning. As theme park fans we all know why Disneyland needs the AP over Orlando, even though their are a lot of locals like myself who are happy about this news. The out of pocket up front has always been the reason why Disney never got my business, maybe now they will like my money :o)

From Bob Miller
Posted June 30, 2010 at 9:55 AM
David, the one thing I don't understand is why people who want to get a season pass just do not put a set amount away each month untill they have enough to buy the pass?

When I was into getting premium annual passes for Zachary and myself, that's what I did the first year and then each year I'd set aside the money each month for the renewal.

From David Graham
Posted July 1, 2010 at 11:33 AM
I agree, but so many people live paycheck to paycheck as it is, granted if you can't afford it don't get it.. But for some it's easier to pay monthly. I'm a impluse person, sadly I'd never see a Disney pass, cause I'd find a new ATV or something to put the money on.

My g/f would have to put away enough for her and 2 kids, and granted we make good money it's still easier just to do monthly, as we know how life would deliver something up for the money to go to instead of passes..

If you have the will power like you, (which I wish I had lol) I'd do it, but monthly has always worked great for me. I know it's there, and I don't have to worry about trying to put money aside, as it's already taken care of each year.

From Amy Tupper
Posted July 5, 2010 at 3:48 AM
I plan to take advantage of this plan this year, and it will be the first time I've ever had APs for WDW. Who can beat an interest-free loan? :)

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