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

    If you buy an annual pass, does it activate the day you purchase or the date you use it. Also, can you make park pass reservations without it being activated (assuming it doesn't activate until its first use)?

    Hey there, Kristen!

    I am so happy to hEAR that you are joining the club that was made for you and me, the annual Passholder club, of course!

    Once you purchase your annual pass, it is not valid until you activate it. This means that your pass will be valid for one year past the date of first use. 

    To activate your annual pass you must visit Guest Services in Disney Springs or any ticket booth. 

    Kristen, even if you have not activated your annual pass, you can still make all your Disney Park Pass system reservations. Simply link your annual pass to your My Disney Experience account and you will be good to go. 

    While you are at it, be sure that you take advantage of all of the fabulous annual Passholder benefits on your upcoming vacation. 

    See you real soon!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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