Annual Pass Perks Expanded for WDW 45th Anniversary

In conjunction with the 45th anniversary of Walt Disney World, Disney has announced a series of expanded perks for its annual pass program over the next year.  

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On October 1, 1971 Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom opened its gates for the first time.  To help commemorate this noteworthy anniversary, Disney will offer discounts at 45 restaurants throughout its property and give annual pass buyers an extra month worth of admission privileges. 

New annual passes purchased between October 2, 2016 and January 3, 2017 will receive 13 months of theme park admission rather than the usual 12 months.  This perk applies to all variations of the annual pass including the Gold Pass which is exclusive to Disney Vacation Club members and Florida residents.  The Gold pass offers unlimited admission to the four Florida parks with the exception of approximately 4 weeks which are blocked-out around Easter and Christmas.  The Gold Pass also includes unlimited PhotoPass image downloads.  

The Platinum, Platinum Plus, Silver and Weekday Select passes are also eligible for this 13-month offer.  However, the additional month is only available on new Annual Pass purchases, not renewals.  

Additionally, for the next year all Passholders will receive a 20% discount at 45 restaurants around Walt Disney World property.  Numerous Disney Vacation Club resort restaurants are featured, including The Mara, Jiko and Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas, BoardWalk Bakery, Grand Floridian Cafe, The Turf Club Bar & Grill at Saratoga Springs and more.  

The full list is as follows:

  • Lottawatta Lodge, Blizzard Beach
  • Disney Food Trucks, Disney Springs
  • D-Luxe Burger, Disney Springs
  • Flame Tree Barbecue, Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Tiffins, Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • The Mara, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Jiko, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Sanaa, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Beach Club Marketplace, Disney's Beach Club Resort
  • Boardwalk Bakery, Disney's Boardwalk Resort
  • Boardwalk Pizza, Window Disney's Boardwalk Resort
  • ESPN Sports Club, Disney's Boardwalk Resort
  • Flying Fish, Disney's Boardwalk Resort
  • Contempo Café, Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • The Wave Disney's, Contemporary Resort
  • Trail's End Restaurant, Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Gasparilla Island Grill, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Citricos, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Grand Floridian Café, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Narcoossee's, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • ABC, Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Backlot Express, Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Hollywood & Vine, Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby, Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Olivia's Café, Disney's Old Key West Resort
  • Capt. Cook's, Disney's Polynesian Resort
  • Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, Disney's Polynesian Resort
  • Kona Café, Disney's Polynesian Resort
  • Boatwright's Dining Hall, Riverside Disney's Port Orleans Resort
  • The Turf Club Bar & Grill, Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Roaring Fork, Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Artist Point, Disney's Wildnerness Lodge
  • Whispering Canyon Café, Disney's Wildnerness Lodge
  • Cape May Café, Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
  • Captain's Grille, Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
  • Electric Umbrella, Epcot
  • Liberty Inn, Epcot
  • The Garden Grill, Epcot
  • Biergarten Restaurant, Epcot
  • Coral Reef Restaurant, Epcot
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room, Epcot
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • Peco's Bills, Magic Kingdom
  • Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen, Magic Kingdom
  • Leaning Palms, Typhoon Lagoon

The restaurnt discounts are currently slated to end on September 30, 2017.

 

Reader Comments
Re: Annual Pass Perks Expanded for WDW 45th Anniversary -- denlo
2016 Oct 01 01:59:34 PM
We might have to rethink renewing our Tables in Wonderland card during this anniversary year. Although the DVC discount still does not apply to alcoholic beverages. Very nice perk!
Re: Annual Pass Perks Expanded for WDW 45th Anniversary -- simbasmom
2016 Oct 01 02:59:17 PM
Does anyone know if any of these discounts are only applicable for certain meals? It seems that lots of the AP discounts were only applicable for lunch (was that true at R&C, for example?) Have the hours been expanded as well as the amount of the discount?
Re: Annual Pass Perks Expanded for WDW 45th Anniversary -- Micah008
2016 Oct 01 04:55:21 PM
There are also many places that were added as a 10% discount for Annual Passholders, in addition to the ones listed at 20%. 72 places in all were improved.

It also appears that the majority of restaurants formerly listed as M-F only or Lunch only are now valid at anytime.
Complete List of Changes for Annual Passholder Dining Discounts -- Micah008
2016 Oct 01 04:56:29 PM
Here is the list of all changes made to the AP dining discounts today, with the old discount in parenthesis. (I didn't include the handful of places that were left the same, but most did change). There are many brand new places, and many improvements.

I am impressed.


Key:
[COLOR="#008080"]Quick Service in blue[/COLOR]
[COLOR="#FF0000"]Negative Changes in red[/COLOR]


Magic Kingdom
Be Our Guest - 10% dinner (new)
Cinderella’s Royal Table - 10% (new)
The Crystal Palace - 10% (new)
Liberty Tree Tavern - 10% (new)
[COLOR="#008080"]Pecos Bill[/COLOR] - 20% (new)
The Plaza - 10% (new)
Skipper Canteen - 20% (was 10%)
Tony’s Town Square - 10% (new)

Epcot
Akershus - 10% (new)
Biergarten - 20% (was 10%)
Chefs de France - [COLOR="#FF0000"]removed[/COLOR] (was 10%, lunch only, M-F)
Coral Reef - 20% (was 10%, lunch only, M-F)
[COLOR="#008080"]Electric Umbrella[/COLOR] - 20% (new)
The Garden Grill - 20% (new)
Le Cellier - 10% (was 10%, lunch only, M-F)
[COLOR="#008080"]Liberty Inn[/COLOR] - 20% (new)
Nine Dragons - 10% (was 10%, lunch only, M-F)
Restaurant Marrakesh - 10% (was 10%, lunch only, M-F)
Rose & Crown - 20% (was 10%, lunch only, M-F)
San Angel Inn - 10% (was 10%, lunch only, M-F)
Spice Road Table - [COLOR="#FF0000"]removed[/COLOR] (was 10%, lunch only, M-F)
Tokyo Dining - 10% (was 10%, lunch only)
Tutto Italia - 10% (was 10%, lunch only, M-F)
Via Napoli - 10% (was 10%, lunch only, M-F)

Hollywood Studios
50’s Prime Time - 10% (new)
[COLOR="#008080"]ABC Commissary[/COLOR] - 20% (new)
[COLOR="#008080"]Backlot Express[/COLOR] - 20% (new)
Hollywood & Vine - 20% (was 10%, breakfast only)
Hollywood Brown Derby - 20% (was 10%)
Mama Melrose’s - 10% (new)
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant - 10% (new)

Animal Kingdom
[COLOR="#008080"]Flame Tree Barbecue[/COLOR] - 20% (new)
Tiffins - 20% (new)
Tusker House - 10% (new)

Disney Springs
[COLOR="#008080"]Blaze Pizza[/COLOR] - 10% (new)
[COLOR="#008080"]Coca-Cola Store[/COLOR] - 10% (new)
[COLOR="#008080"]D-Luxe Burger[/COLOR] - 20% (new)
[COLOR="#008080"]Disney Food Trucks[/COLOR] - 20% (new)
Homecoming: Florida Kitchen - 10% (new, was previously unpublished)
Vivoli il Gelato - [COLOR="#FF0000"]removed[/COLOR] (was 10%)

Resorts
Jiko - 20% (was 10%)
[COLOR="#008080"]The Mara[/COLOR] - 20% (new)
Sanaa - 20% (was 10%)
[COLOR="#008080"]Beach Club Marketplace[/COLOR] - 20% (new)
Beaches and Cream - 10% (new)
Cape May Cafe - 20% (was 10%)
[COLOR="#008080"]Boardwalk Bakery[/COLOR] - 20% (new)
[COLOR="#008080"]Boardwalk Pizza Window[/COLOR] - 20% (new)
ESPN Club - 20% (was 10%)
Flying Fish - 20% (was 10%)
California Grill - 10% (new)
Chef Mickey’s - 10% (new)
[COLOR="#008080"]Contempo Cafe[/COLOR] - 20% (new)
The Wave - 20% (was 10%)
Trail’s End - 20% (was 10%)
1900 Park Fare - 10% (new)
Citricos - 20% (was 10%)
Grand Floridian Cafe - 20% (was 10%)
[COLOR="#008080"]Gasparilla Island Grill[/COLOR] - 20% (new)
Narcoossee’s - 20% (was 10%)
Olivia’s Cafe - 20% (was 10%)
[COLOR="#008080"]Capt. Cooks[/COLOR] - 20% (new)
‘Ohana - 10% (new)
Kona Cafe - 20% (was 10%)
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show - 20% (new)
Boatwright’s - 20% (was 10%)
The Turf Club - 20% (was 10%)
Artist Point - 20% (was 10%)
[COLOR="#008080"]Roaring Fork[/COLOR] - 20% (new)
Whispering Canyon Cafe - 20% (was 10%)
Captain’s Grille - 20% (was 10%)
Yachtsman Steakhouse - 10% (new)

Other
ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill (ESPN WWOS) - 20% (was 10%)
[COLOR="#008080"]Lottawatta Lodge[/COLOR] (Blizzard Beach) - 20% (new)
[COLOR="#008080"]Leaning Palms[/COLOR] (Typhoon Lagoon) - 20% (new)
Re: Annual Pass Perks Expanded for WDW 45th Anniversary -- drcoulsey
2016 Oct 01 07:55:53 PM
This is a nice perk. Does anyone know if this perk is good only for the annual passholder or will it include their guests? The ToW allows up to 10 guests.

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