• On Oct 13, 2018
    Tammra from SC 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.

    30th anniversary trip in July 2019. Considering annual passes for a year long celebration. Wondering if I should purchase before booking hotel or wait to upgrade tickets after booking. If upgrade can I get a discount on hotel already booked? AP advice?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Tammra! 

    Congratulations on such a milestone anniversary! I can’t think of a more magical gift than the gift of being able to enjoy the most magical place on earth often during an entire yEAR. I hope you get create unforgettable memories with each visit.

    Tammra, this is one of those circumstances where you will probably have to crunch numbers to see what the best option for you is. Browse the special offers page to see if there are any pixie-dusted discounts you can enjoy before you purchase your Annual Pass. You can also browse the Annual Passholder Benefits and Discounts page, so you can compare what the best approach for your upcoming visit is. If you choose to purchase your Annual Pass ahead of time, you can certainly enjoy those special benefits as soon as you pass is linked to your My Disney Experience account.

    Be sure to bookmark the Annual Passholder Benefits and Discounts page to your mobile device so you can browse all the exclusive offers during your visits. You won’t want to miss out on any special discounts while you’re enjoying the magic.

    Thanks for stopping by to send in your question. We hope to see you again real soon!

    Wishing you many more yEARs of wedded bliss,

    Emille ºoº
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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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