• On Jul 12, 2018
    Julie from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I bought an annual pass and my resort reservation uses an AP discount, so I need to get my pass activated before I go to the resort. Can I get dropped off by the Magic Express at the Contemporary resort so that I can get the AP activated at Magic Kingdom?

    Hello Julie, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a great question.

    Congratulations and welcome to the annual passholder family! I absolutely love being a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder. Just knowing that I can walk into any Disney Theme Park 365 days a year causes me to whistle while I work. You are going to enjoy all the benefits and discounts that come with being a passholder.

    I am also happy to hear that you will be using my favorite mode of transportation from Orlando International Airport to the Walt Disney World Resort. Unfortunately, Disney’s Magical Express will not make additional stops for guests or take you to resort hotels other than where you will be staying. I have traveled with family members who have run into the same scenario.

    Hakuna Matata! You will still be able to check-in at your Disney Resort Hotel as an annual passholder and receive your special passholder rate. Just be sure to have a printed copy of your confirmation receipt for the purchase of your Annual Pass, along with a photo ID. Even though your ticket may not be active when you check-in, your receipt will be proof that you are indeed a passholder. Once you have made your first visit to a theme park, you can provide the Front Desk with your official Annual Passholder ID Card if requested. You are going to have an amazing year of magical memories ahead of you. Don’t forget to capture those moments with the Memory Maker included with your passholder benefits. You will have a wonderful trip. If you need anything else before you arrive, please come back and visit us again.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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