2017 Disney Blue Main Gate/Self Admission Pass Blackout Dates

UPDATE:  The 2017-2018 Disney Family Holiday Celebration – with the 40% merchandise discount – starts October 16, 2017!

2017-2018 Disney Family Holiday Celebration link



Happy Halloween!!

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/

October 2017 – December 2017:  The blockout dates for the 4 WDW parks are below.

Magic Kingdom:


MK is blocked out for using your guest passes Saturdays in November and all Christmas Week.

MK self

The self admission passes for MK are only blocked out Christmas Week, but we don’t recommend trying to use them Thanksgiving weekend!

Magic Kingdom has always been the hardest park to use guest passes at especially around the holidays.



The 2017 International Food and Wine Festival is going on right now at Epcot. Enjoy! (Only New Year’s Eve is blocked out for using Self Admission passes.)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:


August 28, 2017: Looked who arrived at DHS today!!!  We’re hearing good things about the Slink ride.


Just a few upcoming block out days in December for using your guest passes. Note that these days are also blocked out for self admission.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:


Just a few upcoming blocked out days at DAK.




Always check for current updates at: Updated Blockout Dates. Sometimes Disney will add or release blockout days depending on revised park crowd forecasts (based on pre-ticket sales and resort/dining reservation loads).

These are the Main Gate Pass blockout dates for guests of CMs using the Disney Guest Passes, not the blockout dates for CMs.  The CM self admission pass is only blocked out a few days a year, mostly at MK, except this summer at DAK because of Avatar opening.

During guest blockout days, you can’t use your guest passes to swipe friends and family into the park for free, but CMs can still get in.


The new Self Admission Pass, which replaced the  old blue Main Gate Pass.

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

Discounted (10% off) cast member 2017 ticket rates: Discounted Tickets for Cast Members


The new One Day Park Hopper Pass for guests of CMs.  They are being referred to as the ‘Chip & Dale’ passes.

New CMs can expect to get their first of three guest passes after completing 150 hours of work: How To Earn Guest Passes.  The passes will be mailed to you about 10 days after completing each 150 hour work period.

You can see how the blockout dates line up with this 2017 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!!!


After dark fun!

Having fun at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

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190 thoughts on “2017 Disney Blue Main Gate/Self Admission Pass Blackout Dates

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


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