2016 Changes in Self Admission Passes

This is the new Self Admission Pass for Disney Cast Members.  It replaces the Main Gate Entrance Pass below.
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The old Main Gate Entrance Pass.

Remember, CPs are blacked out on any self admission days:


For example, CPs and their guests are blocked out Spring Break Week 2016.

STOP!  Read this new info on Block-outs for 2016!!

So many different restrictions now, including the new ‘blocked only until 4pm’ restriction.
NEW!!!  January 1, 2016:  There are 8 types of block-outs in effect now!!!

CPs can buy discounted park tickets at the Company D store to use on blacked out days.

Discounted (10% off) cast member ticket rates: Discounted tickets 

Main gate pass
If you lose your pass, it can be replaced!

New CPs can expect to get their first of three guest passes after completing 150 hours of work: How To Earn Guest Passes.

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NEW!!!  As of January 1, 2016, CPs can only get free admission at US-based Disney Theme Parks!  Florida-based CPs can still get into the water parks for free on non-blocked out days.
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Regular cast members can still use their company ID for free admission for them and their guests into any Disney theme park worldwide except Disneyland Tokyo.


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Working together at DAK.

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5 replies to “2016 Changes in Self Admission Passes

  1. Question about blackout dates. If we can’t use our self admission pass during black out dates how do we go to work.? Like is there a seperate gate that cast members go through when going to work.? Or is there a seperate card/badge you use if you are going to work.? If I work at MK on a blackout date but can’t use my self admission card for black out dates how do I go to work.?


    1. Good question! You normally enter your work location through a backstage entrance. In order to get backstage, you need to either show or swipe your Blue CM ID to get through a gate.

      Now, the blackout dates only apply to your use of guest passes. They do not apply for self admission. The only times CMs are not allowed to get into the parks to play are when the parks are doing phase closures (during Christmas, New Years, etc).

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      1. Great thank you. Now you said we can’t get in for Christmas? That’s my birthday so I can’t get into any WDW parks at all? Was hoping to go to them on my 22nd birthday.


      2. It really depends on the crowd level and how quickly it goes into phase closures. Like you’d definitely be able to get into DAK those days, but you might have to get Magic Kingdom near park open to get in.
        But if you are a CP, chances are you are going to be working all major holidays!


  2. If I’m a non-park Disney employee and use my self admission pass for entry into Disney World, will I be able to get fastpasses and utilize a magicband? Thanks.


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