New Passholder Options: Summer Add-On Ticket for Block Out Dates and FL Resident Theme Park Select

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New Passholder Options: Summer Add-On Ticket for Block Out Dates and FL Resident Theme Park Select

I've read in a few places today about a new summer add on for passholders with summer block out.

Starting today, APs can buy a new summer add on pass, which allows them into all the parks except HS through Aug 9.

If I understand correctly, it will include weekends (even for the weekday select folks), allow for park hopping between the 3 parks, and costs $89.

We won't do it for a variety of reasons but find it interesting. I can't decide if I place it in the "Anything for a buck or to draw attendance!" category or a precursor to something else.

See below for news about the new Theme Park Select option for FL residents

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It will come in handy for chaperoning Labor Day weekend. Just sayin'

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I also just saw on the Pass holder site they are introducing a new AP for Florida residents:

New Annual Pass - Theme Park Select!
Florida Residents can purchase a new type of annual pass"the Theme Park Select Pass! This pass gives you the chance to enjoy at least 325 days of access at select theme parks, and at least 175 days of access to all 4 theme parks throughout the year! Plus, from time to time, we will assess and may lift blockout dates to provide additional access. Starting from $29 per month, the Theme Park Select Pass can be purchased online or at any of our theme park vacation planning windows beginning July 9, 2018.

I'll be curious to see how they divvy out the park access piece.

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I was exploring the new Theme Park Select ticket today. I hate it already. Too confusing. The block out dates are by park. You need a spreadsheet just to figure out when you can go where and what you will be missing out on.

Same price as the Silver pass ($439).

I don't need that much complication in my Disney world...... yuck

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It's the same price as the silver pass but allows for less access?

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Not necessarily. I think in theory you get more days, but those days might not as important as the days you give up.

For example, Epcot is blocked out for every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the Food and Wine Fest, but you get park access during all of July this year and all of June next year. So technically probably more days, but no weekends during the festival. If you don't care about that and enjoy Epcot in the summer, you win! sarcastic

Every Saturday at MK is blocked out through June, but I haven't looked close enough to figure out where you win over a silver pass with that park.

You really have to look at each park's block out and compare it to the other pass and what you want to see versus what you don't care about.

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Huh - very interesting. So this would be a great pass for someone in Orlando that maybe always works the weekends. But if you're looking for the weekends to travel, not as much.

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