As Walt Disney World prepares to open Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge later this year, both the general public and Disney Vacation Club members will pay far more for annual passes to the Florida theme park.
Overnight Disney Vacation Club member pricing for Walt Disney World annual passes rose by 15-20% for both new tickets and renewals. Following is a summary of the DVC member rate changes:
|Pass||Old Rate||New Rate||Percent Change|
|DVC Gold Annual Pass - New||$609||$699||+15%|
|DVC Gold Annual Pass - Renewal||517||594||+15%|
|DVC Platinum Annual Pass - New||749||899||+20%|
|DVC Platinum Annual Pass - Renewal||636||764||+20%|
|DVC Platinum Plus Annual Pass - New||849||999||+18%|
|DVC Platinum Plus Annual Pass - Renewal||721||849||+18%|
The Gold Annual Pass is available only to qualifying Disney Vacation Club members and Florida residents. The pass features unlimited admission to the four Walt Disney World theme parks, with the exception of blockout dates around the Christmas (December 19, 2019 to January 2, 2020) and Easter (April 4-17, 2020) holidays.
This is the first price increase since October 2018, a rather modest adjustment by comparison which saw rates rise by just 3-4%.
Despite the steep increase in rates, DVC owners still benefit from significant savings compared to rates charged to the general public. The DVC member prices for the new Platinum and Platinum Plus passes are $220 less than the full guest price, a savings of nearly 25%. The undiscounted rate of the lower-priced Platinum Pass featuring one year's admission to the four Disney theme parks is now $1,119 per person, plus tax. The Platinum Plus pass which adds admission to the Disney waterparks and golf at Disney's Oak Trail retails for $1,219.
Additionally, resort parking fees increased by $1-2 per day to the following:
- Value Resorts: $15
- Moderate Resorts: $20
- Deluxe and DVC Resorts: $25
Note that Disney Vacation Club owners are not subject to these parking fees when staying at a DVC property or when using points to stay at any other Walt Disney World resort. Costs assocated with operating and maintaining parking facilities are included in DVC Annual Dues.