• On Jan 18, 2017
    Emilia from PA 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.

    Just asked an AP Quest, but couldn't fit this in. If we purch AP 5/2017 but not coming till 8/2018, when do we get documents and benefit info? When we purch or activate? How early would pricing for 2018 be out and what is earliest I can book? Thanks!

    Hi, Emilia!

    You are going to love being an Annual Pass holder! It is so nice to come and go from the theme parks without worrying about "using up" a day of a park ticket.

    I bought an Annual Pass in late December, but have not activated it yet. When I bought it online, I linked it directly to my My Disney Experience account. Although not activated yet, it is listed under my name. It has an expiration date of December 31, 2030. Hopefully this will give you enough time to activate your personal Annual Pass! Once I activate it and use it for the first time, the one year expiration date will then be posted and active.

    There really are no documents that you will receive. Once you activate your Annual Pass at a ticket window, you will receive your Annual Pass card which you can use to enter the theme parks, and will also serve as your Annual Pass identification when getting discounts at shopping and dining locations.

    Because I have the Annual Pass linked to my account, I can now access the Annual Pass discounts when booking resort rooms. And oh boy, I was able to get some great AP discounts for some upcoming stays!  Although 2018 prices will be posted by mid-year 2017, the AP discounts might not be available until much closer to your travel dates. I just booked an Annual Pass discounted room for March, just 2 months out. You will have the same access once that pass is linked to your account.

    I hope you enjoy all the benefits and discounts associated with the Annual Pass!

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Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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