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Annual passes and park reservations for late October. Passes good until 6/2022, not staying at Disney, staying at Marriott.

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We renewed our annual passes in May to expire 6/1/2022. These are Disney Vacation Club passes we renewed, and we cannot get any park reservations when logged into My Disney Experience. It shows the passes we have, but the calendar is blocked for booking all of October and November.

Anyone know why that is? We are not at Disney because I couldn't get Disney for any of that stay for our family. We are staying at Marriott. The kids can get reservations because they are buying tickets. I am unsure how to book park reservations. What to do?
 

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We renewed our annual passes in May to expire 6/1/2022. These are Disney Vacation Club passes we renewed, and we cannot get any park reservations when logged into My Disney Experience. It shows the passes we have, but the calendar is blocked for booking all of October and November.

Anyone know why that is? We are not at Disney because I couldn't get Disney for any of that stay for our family. We are staying at Marriott. The kids can get reservations because they are buying tickets. I am unsure how to book park reservations. What to do?
I have the same pass as you and just did a “pretend” park reservation. The calendar is showing availability for October. However, had to go thru a process. Not sure when the changes took effect, but you can only reserve 5 days I think if staying off property. Anyway, I went to MDE and selected make park reservations. Make sure you log in first. It brought me to the normal page, but when I selected October 20, it brought me to a new page where I had to select myself again, then brought me to the calendar. It showed green for all parks.
 

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So I am just a goof. I wasn't logged in, like I thought I was. So it's all good.
 

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So I am just a goof. I wasn't logged in, like I thought I was. So it's all good.
I just got off the phone with them. They said November was blocked out but it just opened up. I’m hoping some park opens on 10/1 but I doubt it. Maybe as we get closer they will open some more slots up for pass holders.
 

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Disney's website is the WORST. I am talking My Disney Experience, disneyworld.disney.go I get nothing but error messages and haven't been able to tie our entire family together for our trip next month. We are not staying at Disney, and I think that is a disadvantage. Maybe our daughter or daughter-in-law can do it for all of us. I am at a loss. I think it's because Disney just started selling annual passes again and the website cannot take the influx of people logging into it.

I am going to try at midnight tonight and see if it works (East Coast people might be asleep at that time).
 

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I wish they would bring back Epcot after 4 passes.
 

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I wish they would bring back Epcot after 4 passes.
Perhaps they will, after the holiday season and their Candlelight Processional is over.
 

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Disney's website is the WORST. I am talking My Disney Experience, disneyworld.disney.go I get nothing but error messages and haven't been able to tie our entire family together for our trip next month. We are not staying at Disney, and I think that is a disadvantage. Maybe our daughter or daughter-in-law can do it for all of us. I am at a loss. I think it's because Disney just started selling annual passes again and the website cannot take the influx of people logging into it.

I am going to try at midnight tonight and see if it works (East Coast people might be asleep at that time).
I bought my AP a week ago and it’s been working fine for me. It would be nice if they open more reservation spots for AP holders for other parks on 10/1 but I doubt they will.
 

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We are trying to book 10 people and connecting us has been a chore.
 

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I bought my AP a week ago and it’s been working fine for me. It would be nice if they open more reservation spots for AP holders for other parks on 10/1 but I doubt they will.
They did open up some of the bonus slots, but highly doubt anything will open for 10/1. Those have been booked solid for all methods of entry (APs, onsite guests, daily ticket holders) for many months.
 

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They did open up some of the bonus slots, but highly doubt anything will open for 10/1. Those have been booked solid for all methods of entry (APs, onsite guests, daily ticket holders) for many months.
I was able to book a bonus slot for next week at HS next week.

As of now, daily ticket holders can still get into AK and HS on 10/1. Last week there was availability at Epcot as well, I just checked now and there is nothing at Epcot or MK on the anniversary. Id like to be at Epcot on 10/1 but that doesn’t look like a possibility even if I bought a day ticket. Oh well!
 

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I was able to book a bonus slot for next week at HS next week.

As of now, daily ticket holders can still get into AK and HS on 10/1. Last week there was availability at Epcot as well, I just checked now and there is nothing at Epcot or MK on the anniversary. Id like to be at Epcot on 10/1 but that doesn’t look like a possibility even if I bought a day ticket. Oh well!
You could always book a park that is open and then hop after 2pm?
 

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You could always book a park that is open and then hop after 2pm?
Nothing available on annual pass reservations. I def don’t want to buy a day ticket with hopper for $175 just for 10/1. $1400 for the incredipass was enough
 

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I had this panic too! I think that the website we've been checking since Disney reopened no longer gives info on Annual Pass availability due to all the various black out dates.
 

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When I looked at the new passes, I was shocked they had an actually reasonable pass for $399. Every pass that was below 700 used to block out the summer. I’d rather have weekends blocked than summer blocked anyways. Both Wyndham and Marriott (where i own) are ridiculously cheaper sun-fri anyways.

I’m just curious what genie+ is going to do to wait times. At first I was pissed because they were out pricing the middle class, but only having to pay 499 to access all 4 parks most weekdays and 2 water parks during weekends seems like a reasonable deal. The water park annual passes used to be $150 alone. Now they’re a 99 add on and include mini golf too. You can use your annual pass to play mini golf during the cold months. Before the water park passes were useless Nov-March.
 

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When I looked at the new passes, I was shocked they had an actually reasonable pass for $399. Every pass that was below 700 used to block out the summer. I’d rather have weekends blocked than summer blocked anyways. Both Wyndham and Marriott (where i own) are ridiculously cheaper sun-fri anyways.
They had this pass prior to the September 8th restart of APs. It was called the Weekday Select pass and had pretty much the same blackout dates. Though I beleive they now blackout Thanksgiving week on all their Florida Resident passes. That pass was previously $373. So only a small increase in price. We currently have the Silver AP. This past year's renewal cost us $458+tax. Next year it will cost us a renewal of 594+ tax for what is not the similar Pirate Pass. That is a pretty steep increase. We might drop down to that weekday only Pixie Dust pass. Not sure yet.
 

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They had this pass prior to the September 8th restart of APs. It was called the Weekday Select pass and had pretty much the same blackout dates. Though I beleive they now blackout Thanksgiving week on all their Florida Resident passes. That pass was previously $373. So only a small increase in price. We currently have the Silver AP. This past year's renewal cost us $458+tax. Next year it will cost us a renewal of 594+ tax for what is not the similar Pirate Pass. That is a pretty steep increase. We might drop down to that weekday only Pixie Dust pass. Not sure yet.
Not even remotely the same as before. They UNBLOCKED the summer time and reduced the cost of adding on waterpark. They only blocked the WORST times to go in the old Weekday Select Pass. (Thanksgiving and March break). I'd rather have 2 months of the summer than those 2 weeks. I would just do the Pixie Dust in your situation too. You don't need weekends and it doesn't make economical sense since you like to book Sun-Fri on points anyways.

Before weekday select was $373 with summer blocked + $160 (ish) for water park. Now its roughly the same price, but summer is unblocked and you also get access to minigolf. You're actually getting more for your money than before.
 

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With Weekday Select, they block Summer, Christmas, New Year's and I think Easter weeks. It also only blocked Saturday and Sunday. The Pixie Dust pass does give back Summer, but takes away Thanksgiving and an additional Spring Break week in March. The Pixie Dust pass also takes away all long weekend holidays that fall on a Monday. Any holiday, like Columbus Day, Labor Day, President's Day, MLK.

I was comparing the two as essentially they are both weekday only passes. One can argue the value. All costs in (if you add water park), the new pass is a little cheaper. Minigolf is not a big deal for us, but losing holiday Mondays is a pretty big hit when we often work during the week and go to the parks when we either take time off. after work or are in Orlando on a holiday week and go on the holiday. So the most compatible pass to our current Silver Pass is the Pirate pass at a significant price increase. We just need to decide how important those few holiday Mondays are for us.
 
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