If you are a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder, there are a number of perks that you are going to want to take advantage of! (I know I have my eye on a couple of these as must dos!) Here’s what you can look forward to.
Are you a AP magnet collector like I am? Well, this year during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival there will be not one, but two magnets you have to pick up! You can receive a complimentary Chef Minnie magnet from August 29- October 14, and a Chef Remy magnet from October 15-November 23. (You all! His background is CHEESE!!!!) Pick yours up at either Mouse Gear or Disney Traders.
For Annual Passholders who visit the festival four times, they will receive a complimentary Chef Minnie wooden coaster set. This set will be available at either Mouse Gear or Disney Traders.
Passholders will be able to purchase several Epcot Food and Wine Festival items created exclusively, including tees, caps, mugs, pins and more. In addition, Passholders can receive a 10% discount on Eat to the Beat Concert Series dining packages.
When Annual Passholders purchase this $100 Disney Gift Card this fall, they’ll also receive a $10 digital bonus to use at select Table-Service restaurants at Epcot, including: Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Biergarten Restaurant, Coral Reef Restaurant, Garden Grill Restaurant, Le Cellier Steakhouse and Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room. This gift card can be purchased at Mouse Gear, Disney Traders, the Bridge Kiosk or Port of Entry.
Beginning August 29, Annual Passholders will be treated to special character greetings, with the opportunity to meet Winnie the Pooh at Christopher Robin’s room in the United Kingdom at Epcot. Pooh will be available from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Then at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Passholders can meet Baloo near Creature Comforts, as well as Tarzan and Jane near Island Mercantile. This meet and greet will only be available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Both parks will also feature special Disney PhotoPass opportunities.
Speaking of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you’ll be able to enjoy Passholder-exclusive hidden menus available for purchase at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. From August 29 to September 2, stop into Dawa Bar, Thirsty River, Restaurantosaurus Lounge and Nomad Lounge from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and be sure to ask the server for the special menu.
Finally, remember how I mentioned I collected the magnets? Looks like I’ll have to head to Disney’s Animal Kingdom because they will have a complimentary Simba magnet starting August 29 at Discovery Trading Company.
There are certainly some exciting reasons for Annual Passholders to visit the parks this fall, in addition to all the regular special fall activities!