UPDATE: The 2017-2018 Disney Family Holiday Celebration – with the 40% merchandise discount – starts October 16, 2017!
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 has always been the hardest park to use guest passes at especially around the holidays.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
Disney’s Animal Kingdom:
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.
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.
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:
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