2018 Disney Blue Main Gate/Self Admission Pass Blackout Dates

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Mickey and Minnie on 4th of July

We thought we would post the upcoming blockout dates for using your Disney guest passes for all four WDW theme parks for the next few months in case family and friends are planning a visit to Orlando to see you!

New official link for cast members to check on blockout dates at all Disney Parks: https://blockoutdates.disney.com/

June 2018 – September 2018:  The blockout dates for the 4 WDW parks are below.

Magic Kingdom:


The Magic Kingdom is blocked out for both self admission and using guest passes on July 4th.



Epcot is a huge park and rarely has blockout days.

toy Story1

Opens June 30th!!!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:


Almost the entire summer is blocked out for using guest passes at DHS.


The two weeks around the Grand Opening of the new Toy Story Land are blocked out for self admission.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:


Every weekend this summer is blocked out for using guest passes at DAK.


We love Blizzard Beach!

Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon:

Note about the Disney Water Parks:  Active Florida-site Cast Members and eligible Employees receive complimentary self-admission to Disney Water Parks. In addition, they may purchase discounted Guest tickets at 50% off for their number of eligible admits. Cast and Employees must visit the water park along with their Guests. Please note that the water parks close when the temperature falls below 65 degrees (the water is not heated).



WDW Park ticket prices went up on 02/11/2018.

At the gate, a one-day regular Magic Kingdom ticket will cost $119, a $4 increase. A value ticket will cost $109, a $2 increase, while a peak ticket will now cost $129, a $5 increase.

For the other three parks — Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom — prices are also increasing.

A one-day regular ticket is $114, a $7 increase. A value ticket will cost $102, a $3 increase, while a peak ticket is $122, a $3 increase.

Parking per car will also increase from $22 a day, up from $20, and preferred parking $45, up from $40.

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Updated ticket prices February 11, 2018 for CM guest tickets.

Remember, CMs can buy discounted park tickets for their guests at the Company D store to use on blocked out days.

Discounted (10% off) ticket rates: Discounted Tickets for Cast Members

You can see how the blockout dates line up with this 2018 crowd forecast:

Disney World Crowd Forecast – When Should We Go?

summer crowd 2018 (2)

There are good days to visit WDW (green dots) and very BAD days to visit WDW (red dots). Don’t waste your time and money visiting Disney World on red dot days!!!


Don’t forget to check out all the new Pink Millennial merchandise available across Disney World and Disneyland Parks:

Pink Ears

Millennial Minnie Ears – and matching pink Magic Bands – at Disneyland and Disney World now.

Pink Band

Millennial Pink Magic Bands!

pink cupcakes

Every place has new Pink Cupcakes. These are at Captain Cooks at Polynesian Resort.

pink treats

Pink Cookies at MK.

pink ears DAK

Pink Minnie Ears at DAK this week.

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Pink Millennial Minnie Ears at MK.


3/12/18: The new Pirate Redd on Pirates of the Caribbean. Yea or Nay???


The Redhead vs. Pirate Redd on Pirates of the Caribbean



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195 thoughts on “2018 Disney Blue Main Gate/Self Admission Pass Blackout Dates

  1. […] There are some Blackout Dates dates throughout the year, mainly effecting the Magic Kingdom guest passes. As those times are […]


  2. […] Link to check any upcoming  Blockout Days: Disney Blockout Days […]


  3. Candice says:

    Do you wonderful ladies happen to have an archive of this year’s blockout dates? Trying to think of what June in WDW looks like for 2018 blockout dates.


  4. Wendell Leverett says:

    You can definitely see your skills in the articles you write.


  5. Hi,

    I’m a french Disney Employee in Disney France Studios. I love your website et your advice 😀

    I would like to know if you think that the HDS will be blocked even in September and ocotbre. It seems so long :O


    • Bon jour!

      We do not expect DHS to be blocked out for cast members using their self admission cards. You will be able to get in no problem.

      We do expect that guests passes will be blocked all summer through Labor Day weekend (September 3rd), and then blocked weekends through the end of October (Halloween).

      Thanks for reading our Disney blog!

      Have a magical day! 🙂


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