January 6, 2020: Important Update
Main Entrance Passes Are Eligible for MyMagic+ use at Walt Disney World Resort!
MyMagic+ is taking Walt Disney World Resort vacations to an all-new level, and Main Entrance Passholders will be able to enjoy all of its innovative features. Cast Members can use their Main Entrance Pass to arrange FastPass+ selections same-day in the park or take advantage of arrangements made beforehand using the My Disney Experience app on your smart phone or at MyDisneyExperience.com on your computer.
To take advantage of this new feature, CMs should complete a one-time process on MyDisneyExperience.com that will link their Main Entrance Pass, Spouse/Domestic Partner Pass (if applicable), and all Guest Passes to a personal MyMagic+ account.
Upon completing the registration process, it will be possible to attach FastPass+ selections to your Main Entrance Pass, Spouse/Domestic Partner Pass (if applicable) and Guest Passes up to seven days in advance.
These new enhancements are optional. All theme park admission privileges will continue to function normally.
Spending time in a Disney theme park offers a special kind of happiness that we call Disney Magic. Whether you visit on their own or with family and friends, the experience of being in a Disney theme park is unparalleled. Depending upon trip plans and the admission media in hand, eligible Cast Members may take advantage of special Disney theme park admission privileges.
Check it out!
- Main Entrance Pass
- Complimentary Tickets
- Disney Family Holiday Celebration
- Block-out Date
My Disney Experience
We love using My Disney Experience!
You can book everything in advance and link up with family members.
Link: My Disney Experience
You can’t just select 3 Fast Passes anymore.
There is a Tier 1 and Tier 2 system in place:
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/
January 2020 – March 2020: The blockout dates for the 4 WDW parks are below.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom:
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
NOTE: Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened August 29th and Rise of the Resistance opened December 5, 2019!
The 2019-2020 Disney Family Holiday Celebration ends February 13, 2020!
40% off merchandise discount is still in effect! Whoo-hoo!
Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon: Free Admission for Cast Members!
Update: Blizzard Beach Will Have a Longer Than Usual Refurbishment Closure
Blizzard Beach closed for refurbishment beginning on September 8, 2019 and will not reopen until mid-January 2020.
Each of Disney’s water parks is refurbished annually, typically between October to March. The refurbishment schedule is staggered so guests can enjoy at least one water park experience year-round.
This year, additional refurbishment work and enhancements to Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park will result in a longer annual downtime.
When it reopens in January 2020, Typhoon Lagoon will close the next day for its refurbishment, January – March 2020.
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.
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.
Parking at all the theme parks is currently $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
We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
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Have a magical day!