Special Offers For Disney World Annual Passholders (Summer 2019)

Just a day before announcing massive price increases for Walt Disney World annual passes, Disney announced some perks for passholders this summer.


Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Previews

Platinum and Platinum Plus passholders will have opportunity to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (aka Star Wars Land) before it opens to everyone else on August 29. Details are thin on these. Per Disney Parks Blog:

In addition, we’re excited to share that Platinum, Platinum Plus and Premier Annual Passholders will be among the first to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, with complimentary special preview opportunities planned before the land’s opening on Aug. 29. Capacity is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. More information and registration details for previews will be shared at a later date.


Obviously if you’re a local with one of these high-priced annual passes, this is going to be your best chance to experience Galaxy’s Edge until November 3. As we’ve written, August 29 through 31 will probably be incredibly crowded starting at 6AM, and from September 1 to November 2, Disney hotel guests will have the upper hand through the early Extra Magic Hours.


Bring a Friend Ticket

The Bring-A-Friend ticket offer allows passholders to purchase a one-day park hopper ticket for $89+tax June 18 through August 8. This is a great deal (about $100 off), but obviously of limited use.


Summer Splash Pass

Finally, from July 5 to September 7, passholders will be able to purchase a “Summer Splash Pass” that grants them unlimited access to the two Disney World water parks—Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach—for that period. The cost of that pass will be $69+tax, or the same as a single water park ticket.

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