• On Apr 20, 2020
    Samantha from VA 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.

    Hi. About annual passes. If I purchase one now, April 2020, can I wait til August 2021 to activate it?

    Hi Samantha!

    What a wonderful way to enjoy a year of Walt Disney World vacations! With an annual pass, you'll have the ultimate flexibility to plan lots of magical vacations!

    Absolutely! You can prepurchase a Walt Disney World Annual Pass voucher and activate it at a later date. You'll have no issues. Once you purchase your pass and link it in My Disney Experience, you'll see an expiration date for activating your pass. Usually, this is many years in the future. Once you actually activate the pass, the expiration date will update to show your full year of park time!

    Speaking of activating your Walt Disney World Annual Pass, I recommend activating it before you arrive at a theme park for a day of fun. You can do this by visiting a location at Disney Springs, in the Ticket and Transportation Center, or at a Guest Services window outside any park location. Doing this in advance will mean you can walk right into the parks and start having fun!

    I hope prepurchasing your pass helps you get excited for lots and lots of park visits. Be sure to check out all of the benefits of becoming an Annual Passholder. I'm sure you'll find discounts on just about everything from a must-have souvenir to dining at your favorite restaurants. Always be sure to ask about a discount at each place you visit - it's a great perk that will save you money. 

    While you're waiting for that first magical vacation to get here,  keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog. They often post the latest news and announcements. Personally, I'm waiting for more details on EPCOT's new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. I CANNOT WAIT!

    Happy Planning!
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Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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