• On Oct 15, 2017
    Brandy from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I activate my annual pass before I get to the world? I am trying to get a room only discount and I am a first time pass holder. Didn't want to go to guest services before checking in. Is there another way?

    Welcome, Brandy!

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your awesome question about Walt Disney World Resort annual passes!

    Brandy, you cannot activate your Walt Disney World Resort annual pass before arriving at Walt Disney World Resort. Your annual pass can only be activated at a Walt Disney World theme park ticket window or Guest Relations location. However, your annual pass does not need to be activated in order for you to “unlock” many of the fantastic benefits that accompany being a Walt Disney World annual passholder!

    As long as your annual pass is linked to your My Disney Experience account, you will be able to receive any special discounts and offers available for passholders on room-only Disney Resort hotel reservations! It does not matter whether or not you are a first-time passholder. As long as your annual pass is linked, you are eligible to book your discounted Guest room!

    In fact, the very first time I visited the Disney Parks Moms Panel before becoming a Panelist myself, I had this very same question! I had purchased an annual pass, but I had not yet activated it and wanted to book a Disney Resort hotel Guest room with an annual passholder discount. I was successfully able to and have been an annual passholder ever since!

    Brandy, I wish you an unforgettable year filled with endless magic! If you need any additional help while planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. We are always here to help you!

    With a Sprinkling of Pixie Dust,

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Meet the Panelist: Priscila, Florida

Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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