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  • On Aug 7, 2022
    Savannah from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I bought an annual pass in Oct 2021 and it says it expires in Oct 2022. I'm unable to visit WDW this year, so what can I do? Haven't used it. Do I lose that money? Why do passes now expire a year after purchasing, instead of 10 years like before?

    Hi Savannah! Welcome to planDisney! Thanks so much for stopping by and sending us your question.

    Being a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder is such a great way to visit the magic often! I know that sometimes plans can change and vacations have to be postponed. With the purchase of an annual pass, an expiration date of one year is set until the pass is activated during the first day it's used. Then, the new expiration is set to be 365 days from the date of first use. If you choose not to use it before the initial expiration date, you won't lose the money that you have spent, however, no refunds will be given. According to the Disney Annual Pass Terms & Conditions at Walt Disney World Resort, the amount you paid for the unactivated, expired pass may be applied towards the purchase of a new Annual Pass or ticket at the then current price so long as the new pass or ticket purchase price is equal to or greater than the amount paid for the original Pass. The then current terms, conditions, and privileges associated with the newly purchased pass or ticket will apply at that time.

    When you are ready to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth, be sure to make theme park reservations with your new pass or ticket. If you have planning questions, you've got a friend in us at planDisney and we would be happy to help!

    Wishing you magic!
    Smiles,
    Lisa
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Meet the Panelist: Lisa, Colorado

Hi everyone! I’m Lisa from Colorado where I live Happily Ever After as a mom, wife, and kindergarten teacher! I was raised on all things Disney and fell in love with Walt Disney World Resort on my first visit at seven years old. I'm an annual Passholder and I love to eat, drink and shop my way around the World. It’s truly my laughing place and I’m excited to help you plan special memories at The Most Magical Place on Earth! Learn More About Lisa

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