Walt Disney World’s Annual Passholders have the ability to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth 365 days a year, for one price. Whether they are a Florida local or just a Disney-obsessed individual, Annual Passholders experience some serious perks thanks to that little yellow card.

In the past some of the main benefits of being a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder included discounted prices of Disney food and merchandise along with free parking at the Walt Disney World parks. While these are some pretty amazing perks, Disney has been stepping up their game in offerings for their Annual Passholders recently with a few new items.

One new concept for Disney’s Annual Passholders this fall was the introduction of the VIPassholder Event. A VIPassholder Event is a two-hour outing in either Magic Kingdom or Epcot that is open exclusively to Disney’s many Annual Passholders!

This year Disney offered three different VIPassholder Event dates throughout the fall season. The first one took place in Magic Kingdom on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. The second took place in Epcot on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. The last event was also in Epcot on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

During these VIPassholder Events, Disney’s Annual Passholders get to enjoy an emptier park in an after-hours setting at no extra cost. While Disney’s similar concept, Disney After Hours, is available to all guests for an extra cost of $125, this Passholder-exclusive event was Disney’s way of saying thank you to some of their VIPs.

Passholders attending the event were able to experience significantly shorter wait times for attractions, as well as smaller crowds and a more relaxed park environment. At the Epcot V.I.Passholder Events, Passholder-exclusive treats were also available for purchase! You really can’t beat a chance to experience some extra after-hours Disney magic.

There’s never been a better time to be an Annual Passholder at the Most Magical Place on Earth. From festival freebies to discounts and special events, Mickey sure does like to make his Annual Passholders feel like royalty. Although no additional VIPassholder Event dates have been announced yet for 2019, this is hopefully the start of an ongoing for perk for Walt Disney World Aps.