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  • On Oct 19, 2018
    Lynda from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Just bought annual pass. Does it get activated upon first use or upon purchase?

    Hi, Lynda!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thanks for bringing us your question. I’m happy to hear you’re beginning a year full of magical visits to the Disneyland Resort with your Annual Passport!

    If you purchased your Annual Passport online, it will become active on the first day you enter a Disneyland Resort theme park using that pass. You should have received a confirmation email that includes a Disney eTicket to print yourself. With this ticket, you can go directly to the Main Entrance turnstiles upon arrival to begin your theme park adventures and then collect your Annual Passport card whenever it’s convenient for you. However, if you purchased your Passport in person at a Disneyland Resort Main Entrance Ticket Booth, it became active that same day. 

    For helpful information, sign in or create an account on and then visit Annual Passholders Today to view the details of your Annual Passport and explore the Annual Passholder benefits available to you. I hope this answers your question, Lynda. Please feel free to stop by again and ask me any other vacation planning questions you may have about the Happiest Place on Earth!

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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