2018 Disney World Cast Member Blockout Dates

Castle 4th of JulyWe 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.

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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.



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?

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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.

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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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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale



9 thoughts on “2018 Disney World Cast Member Blockout Dates

  1. Barbara Moore says:

    I love your book.


  2. Unweaglet says:

    We are using chip n dale park hopper passes with a family member. This is a big trip for our family as our son has autism. We were told by our family member, who is a cast member, that the chip n dale passes do NOT work for fast passes. Is that true?


  3. CrowsGirl15 says:

    Do you still have a copy of the cast Block-out dates from last July? I’m trying to plan a trip for the last weekend in July, and though I know it’s not guaranteed, I’m hoping for some inkling of whether I should be worried about that weekend…I figured it couldn’t hurt to ask!


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