• On Aug 30, 2021
    James from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My annual passholder ticket expires on November 12th and i am not looking to renew…with the 30 day addition to the expiration can i make park reservations and visit or is the 30 day only an extension to renew the passholder?

    Hey there, James! I always love seeing a fellow North Carolinian stop by here at planDisney. 

    James, I'm sorry to hear that you won't be renewing your Walt Disney World Annual Pass this year? By chance did you get to take a look at all of the new plans that are being released on September 8th? I am actually really excited about the change where passholders are now getting 5 park pass reservations to use without a resort stay! This is going to make planning my long weekends at Walt Disney World a lot easier. Before you make up your mind, be sure to check out all of the new information that just came out yesterday about the new Walt Disney World Annual Pass program

    What you are seeing is the renewal window for your Walt Disney World Annual Pass. Passholders are able to renew 60 days prior to their expiration date and up to 30 days after to receive the renewal discount. This is not an extension of your pass. If you have not renewed your annual pass, you can't go to the parks up to 30 days after and use it. This is only for renewal discount purposes only. 

    If you let your Walt Disney World Annual Pass expire and you don't plan on purchasing another one, you have two options for tickets. You can purchase a standard Walt Disney World Theme Park ticket that allows entry into one Walt Disney World Theme Park per day. The other option is to upgrade to include the park hopper option. Park hopping is where you can visit multiple Walt Disney World Theme Parks in one day. The choice is yours but I am partial to park hopping. It is my favorite way to spend a Disney day. 

    I hope this helps, James. If you have any other questions about the all-new Walt Disney World Annual Pass program or anything else, please feel free to come back and ask me. I'm happy to help. 

    Have a great day! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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