M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! (Are you singing it in your head, yet?)
One of the many perks of living in Florida is access to Walt Disney World. Whether you go as a family, a single rider, or just with friends, Walt Disney World has something to offer everyone. And, as a Florida resident, you get additional perks! Here, we discuss some of the benefits of becoming a Florida Resident Disney Annual Passholder!
Florida residents are offered 7 options for Annual Passes, which is 5 more than non-Florida residents have. Disney also allows you to make monthly payments for your Annual Pass, which is another exclusive benefit for Florida residents. So, rather than pay $500 for the year up front, you can make monthly payments of $26. Sounds a lot better, right?!
Each Annual Pass offers a different level of benefits that are included with the price. The majority of them include:
There are also free goodies for Annual Passholders at certain festivals and events throughout the year, as an added bonus.
You can find a list of all participating retailers and additional Annual Passholder benefit informationhere.
What are the Annual Pass options?
These are the most recent Annual Pass options offered on Walt Disney World’s website for Florida residents, as shown in the video:
*Once you have an Annual Pass, there is no down payment each time you renew as long as you do so before it expires. So, the amount listed as the down payment is usually a one-time fee.
How do I Prove I am a Florida Resident?
When you buy an Annual Pass online, you are required to include your Florida address in the application. Once you enter the park to get your pass in person, or visit for the first time, you will need to show a Florida Driver’s License with that same address, or proof of mortgage, bills, registration, or mail within the last 2 months.
How do I know if it makes sense to get an Annual Pass?
That all depends on how often you plan to visit the parks. For us, it is a 90 minute drive, so we go pretty frequently.
Here’s a very basic comparison:
A 1 day Florida Resident Park Hopper Ticket (so you can visit multiple parks in one day) is $141.50 (plus parking)
A Disney Silver Annual Pass for Florida residents is $539.00 for the entire year and that is visiting as many times as you want, all 4 parks each time, includes parking, and can be paid monthly. So if you plan to take more than 4 one-day trips to the parks, your Annual Pass already paid for itself!
Obviously, those numbers change when it involves multiple family members and multiple passes, but you can do a comparison on their website or call a Cast Member for help understanding the pricing and if it makes sense for you.
If I don’t want an Annual Pass, what are my other options?
Walt Disney World offers perks to Florida residents for regular resort stays, multi-day tickets, and other special events, as well. If you won’t visit enough to make the Annual Pass worth it, but you still want to take a short drive to the parks and have some fun, be sure to check their website frequently for updated Resident offers. Right now, Disney is offering:
If you are moving to Florida and think you want to visit Disney World, we highly recommend looking into the Annual Passholder options. If you need help finding your dream home in Florida so you CAN visit Disney more often – we would love to help! Contact us today!