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

    We have booked a vacation for my family for 8 days. We are offsite, but coming from out of state. 3 of us have APs, but the other 4 (our kids and spouses) do not. They can book all of the days, but we cannot because we have APs. How can we reserve days

    Hi, Chris! Welcome to planDisney! 

    Oh, no! I'm so sorry your holiday vacation plans have hit a bit of a snag. I know it must be awfully frustrating. Let's see if we can help you make the most of your Disney days!

    I'm not sure which Annual Pass you have, but since you're from out-of-state, it's probably either the new Disney Incredi-Pass or the older Platinum Annual Pass. Both allow you to visit the Walt Disney World Resort without blockout dates, but they do use a different calendar than Guests with standard tickets. Looking at the calendar just now, I see that the issue is likely December 19 and 20, when all theme parks are currently showing no availability for Annual Passholders. Unfortunately, there's no way to schedule a Disney Park Pass when they're unavailable for your ticket type, even if the tickets for the other members of your party do have availability. My best advice at this point is to keep a close eye on that calendar. You never know when other Guests may have a change of plans or Disney might release more spots! 

    In a pinch, you can change things up and spend those two days exploring other parts of the "World." I absolutely love visiting Disney Springs during the holidays and wandering through the amazing Christmas Tree Stroll! Plus, you may find that December is actually warm enough for a swim here in the Sunshine State, so a day hanging out by the pool at your hotel or splashing away at a water park may be just the ticket. 

    I have my fingers crossed that the calendar is kind and that additional availability appears for you, Chris. But either way, I hope you won't let it dampen your Christmas spirit, because there's still plenty of Disney magic to be had! Thank you so much for stopping by to see us, and I wish you a truly jolly holiday.

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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