• On Oct 4, 2021
    Jennifer from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    The annual passes that I purchased for my family in September already have an expiration date on them (online) which is a year from the purchase date. I thought they expired one day from the first use. (we haven't used them yet) Am I wrong?

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Jennifer! 

    You are as welcome as can be here at planDisney!

    Jennifer, the first thing that I want you to do is to take a deep breath. I can only imagine the panic that you must have had thinking that the count down clock on your Annual Pass had started ticking!

    Not to worry, your new Annual Pass is good for one calendar year from the time that you activate it. 

    How do you activate it? Simple! Just head to the ticket booth at the front of any theme park, or Guest Services at Disney Springs. 

    Now, before you activate it, your Annual Pass can be linked to your My Disney Experience account so that you can make those valuable Disney Park Pass system reservations. I want you to completely ignore that pesky expiration date that you see in your account. It will update once you activate your pass. 

    Now, Jennifer, if you did renew your annual pass instead of purchasing a new one, you would be correct in thinking that the timer counts down from one year of the renewal date. But that does not sound like the case here. 

    So now, all you need to do is sit-back, relax, and dream about all the fun you are going to have with your magical one-year pass. 

    See you real soon!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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