2019 Disney World Cast Member Blackout Dates

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The beautiful 2019 International Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot ended June 3rd.

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 2019 – September 2019:  The blockout dates for the 4 WDW parks are below.

Magic Kingdom:

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There are no scheduled blockout days for self admission at MK this summer.

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There are blockout days for using your guest passes at MK in every month this summer. Always check before you go!

Epcot:

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There are no scheduled blockout days for self admission at Epcot this summer.

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There are 4 scheduled blockout days for using your guest passes at Epcot this summer. This is very unusual. Always double check before going!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

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There are no scheduled blockout days for self admission or using your guest passes at DAK this summer.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:  Star Wars:  Galaxy’s Edge opens August 29th!

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Both self admission and your guest passes are blocked later on this summer because of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge grand opening.

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August 29, 2019

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge  14 acres of fun!

***Disney cast members:  Stay on-property this summer for as little as $59/night!

Deals aren’t available online, you must call:  (407) WDW-CAST to book.

Book now through June 30, 2019.

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Just $59 an night! Book through June 30th.

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The new Purple Potion Mickey Ears are here!  We bought ours last month! ❤

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We love Blizzard Beach! ❤

Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon:  Free Admission for Cast Members!

***4th of July Blockout is coming up July 1 – July 6, 2019***

Comments about the Disney Water Parks: Cast members can get into the Disney water parks for free ($69 value).  You can also buy 1/2 price tickets ($34.50) for family and friends at the gate. Cast members must be present with their guests.

Please note that the water parks close when the temperature falls below 65 degrees (the water is not heated) or if thunderstorms/lightning are nearby.

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Pay attention to the upcoming scheduled blackout days!

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

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

Ticket Prices 2019

Discounted CM ticket prices.

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Car parking is now $25 a day.

Parking at all the theme parks is now $25/day. 

Remember, cast members get free parking. Just show your ID badge at the gate.

They are now more consistently checking Annual Pass Holders IDs for free parking at the entrance gate.  And the guards at the resorts are questioning all guests if they have a resort or dining reservation at the resort before allowing guests to park.

Read more here:  Disney Increase Parking Fees to $25 a Day

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You can see how the blockout dates line up with this 2019 crowd forecast:

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We actually think the 2nd week in December is good!

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The Magic Kingdom is open extended hours this summer. Extra time to play!

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The Cinderella Castle Cupcake, $6

We’ve written two books about our time working as cast members at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

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43 thoughts on “2019 Disney World Cast Member Blackout Dates

  1. Alyssa Durbin says:

    What about blackout dates in the spring?

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  2. The blackout dates are posted for three months (current month + next two months). They do get revised, generally removing blackout days, so it’s always good to check the official website.

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  3. Allie says:

    Is there anyway to see what the blackout dates were at Disneyland in March 2015? I am trying to compare and plan ahead for this year but cannot find them anywhere!

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  4. Kent says:

    Wonder if anyway You could let me know the blackout days for June 2016!? Or how sure I could find on post!? Because I need to reserve vacations time from work as well as ordering airline tickets! My family friend worked for 22 years and retiring right now and inviting us to Disney in Orlando! Looking forward to your reply!

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  5. Kelsey says:

    Hello! Historically, have CMs and their guest been blocked-out of the final days of Food and Wine? Trying to plan a November trip and I can’t remember from previous years. Thanks!

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  6. Megan Harney says:

    When can I expect May block out dates? I feel like they are typically already posted! We are coming up on our “60 Day” mark. Any idea how the new blockout categories will affect May dates?

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  7. Lexie says:

    My family and I will be there for the first week of May and we are so anxious to finalize our plans when the dates come out! What is taking so long?!

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  8. Megan Harney says:

    They are up! May and June were released this morning and they are MUCH better than last year. The only blackout dates are for Magic Kingdom over Memorial Day Weekend. Does that look right to you?

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  9. disneymom says:

    So excited as we are going in mid May and no blackout dates (yet)! Thanks for the info! Now just trying to see what day(s) my daughter can be off with us lol!

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  10. Marsha says:

    Hi can I ask what the cards before the chip and dales look like? Just the park Hoper guess pass? Is it white with the words Disney Parks in bluish or purplish on front and the CMs name on back? And and they still good if they’re using the chip in dale ones lol the expire December 15th. Just making sure!!

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  11. Stephanie says:

    What are the blackout dates for December 19 and December 20 2016

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    • Disney is only posting 2 months now of blockout dates – this month and the next months – as opposed to the three that they were posting on the Blockout Calendar.
      The December dates will be posted after November 1st.

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  12. Lauren says:

    I’m anxious to see the November disneyworld block out dates. It’s September so I thought they’d be up now. Any guesses for nov 5-13?
    Thanks

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    • They are only doing 2 months now, not 3 months so that there’s less adjusting, especially for MK.

      Based on last year, there won’t be any blockout days for any of the passes, including the 2016 Holiday Celebration Passes coming out next month.

      Have fun!

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  13. I’m a cast member out in California and I wanted to plan a visit to WDW next July (2017). While I realize that block outs aren’t updated this soon, do you still have a copy of July 2016’s block out calendar? I’d like to attempt to gauge the best time to book my timeshare AND use my MEP.
    Thanks!

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    • We think there must be a new VP in charge of blockout days, because Summer 2016 was drastically different than every other summer!

      There were hardly any blockout days at any of the parks!!!

      Have fun planning your trip! Weather is the same every day from June through August, same summer crowds (except 4th of July weekend, peak of awfullness), same hot and humid weather with downpours every day! Bring a poncho and sandals!
      🙂

      https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2016/07/02/summer-2016-blockout-dates-for-disney-parks/

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      • Thanks!
        We actually went back for the first time in 10 years this past June for a two week visit and only encountered one day of rain, and late in the day at that. And what a relief! Otherwise, it was scorching hot. Previously we had gone in August on two separate occasions, (the first year we arrived the same day Katrina hit)and actually preferred the weather much better then. But I didn’t get employed with Disney until last month. And that’s a game changer. The first two years, the kids were younger and free, so it wasn’t so expensive. Not so much this last time. But with not having to purchase a 10 day pass for 5, in addition to having free accommodations, makes a return trip so soon a little more feasible. Of course, being a new employee may prevent my taking a vacation that time of year, especially before my first anniversary. Been thinking about some of the International parks as well….Paris is high on the list. My son really want’s to go to Tokyo, but of course, it does not accept the Main Entrance Pass. So it all remains to be seen, but, I have to say, membership most certainly does have it’s privileges!

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  14. Doreen Thomas says:

    How do I enroll in Disney entertainment benefits?

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  15. Jenny C says:

    Hello, do you have historical block out dates in March for WDW? Planning a trip to Orlando with some friends. Thanks!

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  16. Elica Quinones says:

    Question….. me as a spouse of a cast member, what benefits do i have with my main gate pass?
    Does it includes parking at the parks?

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  17. Emmett W. says:

    I see you don’t monetize your blog.
    Good blog.

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  18. Edisney says:

    Hi,
    Have you got any historical date for August-September time? Just become a cast member and already have a trip booked for that time so can’t move it. hub is taking a while to come through for the start of employment though- hence any advice on whether I’m likely to be able to take advantage of the discounted hotels and passes around this time would be great- otherwise I need to get booking somewhere else!!

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  19. Daniell W. says:

    For a spouse pass is there a limit how many times we can bring guests a year?

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  20. Andre says:

    Thank you so much for posting this every year. It makes it so easy for us to see the blackout dates and plan ahead with our family!

    Best wishes!

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