If you’re a Walt Disney World annual passholder, you probably already know that you enjoy numerous discounts around Walt Disney World, including a 10% merchandise discount at all Disney-owned retail shops around the resort. However, while this is the merchandise credit is probably the most well-known passholder perk, there are actually several other discounts that annual passholders can take advantage of, even if they’re not going to be anywhere near Walt Disney World.

From car rentals to child care services, here are some of Walt Disney World's best hidden discounts that even the most seasoned Walt Disney World annual passholder might not know about! 

1. Car rentals

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Looking for a car rental? No matter where you live, if you rent from the Alamo Rent A Car comapny you can save 10% on almost any car rental if you are a Walt Disney World annual passholder. In order to take advantage of this deal, passholders can either call Alamo at 1-800-462-5266 and mention the Walt Disney World annual passholder discount or book online and use contract ID#15000 when making a car rental reservation to view discounted rates. Best of all, these rates are good almost anywhere in the US, so even if you're a Walt Disney World passholder visiting Texas, you can rent a car in Houston for a discounted rate thanks to your pass. 

2. Live entertainment discounts

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Though frequent Walt Disney World visitors probably know about the 10% discount that passholders get on tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba, they might not know that annual passholders also get discounts on other Disney-related live entertainment. Though the actual discount itself varies depending on show availability, recent discounts offered in the past six months have included 20% off Disney on Ice and Disney Live shows, and even $50 off certain performances of The Lion King touring production.

While Disney doesn’t often update their website to publicize these discounts, their Facebook page typically publishes information on special deals related to live entertainment. Though checking the Facebook page every day would be a little extreme (they don't exactly update all that often), if you're planning on seeing a Disney show sometime in the near future, just remember to check the page before you purchase tickets to see if there are any passholder discounts available. 

3. Child care

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Wanting to participate in a few adult activities around Walt Disney World, but don’t want to leave the little ones at home? Annual passholders currently receive a 15% discount at the Children's Activity Centers at Walt Disney World Resort hotels. All potty-trained children ages 3 to 12 are welcome at these child care facilities, and the cost includes one meal. Best of all, passholders do not need to be a staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel to take advantage of this deal.

Though you can always call ahead to check same-day availability, reservations for child care at Walt Disney World are best made in advance as spaces often fill up weeks in advance. Here's a list of the Children's Activity Centers currently participating in this discount program: 

Sandcastle Club at Disney's Beach Club Resort

Lilo's Playhouse at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort


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