• On Aug 18, 2019
    Robin from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I buy an annual pass online, does my year begin when it is bought? Or when I use the pass for the first time?

    Hello, Robin! Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Becoming Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholders is one of the best decisions my family and I have made! Although we’re a 7-8 hour drive away from Orlando, we still try to make the trip every other month or so, but the flexibility to pop down for a weekend and not have to worry about Theme Park tickets means we often visit more than that. As a matter of fact, we’re heading home right now from a whirlwind weekend where our Platinum Plus Annual Passes allowed us to preview Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge almost two weeks before it opens to the general public. (It was amazing, by the way.)

    If you purchase your Annual Pass online, your year will begin from the date you activate the Pass by visiting a Theme Park (or Water Park, if applicable). Then you’ll be able to enjoy 365 days of fun! In addition to unlimited admission to the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks, you’ll also enjoy discounts on select shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as special offers including discounts on Walt Disney World Resort hotel stays, too!

    I do hope you’ll become a member of the Annual Passholder family, Robin. You won’t regret it! 

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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