• On Jul 2, 2018
    Sarah from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If I buy an annual pass a significant amount of time before my trip, can I still book dining reservations even though I haven’t activated the annual pass until I arrive?

    Hello Sarah! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Taking the plunge and becoming a Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholder for the past 2 years has been a decision that I have never regretted and maximized to its full potential for a variety of uses.

    As far as Advanced Dining Reservations are concerned, you are not required to have any Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park Tickets (Annual Passes or otherwise) in your My Disney Experience account to make any booking for Dining Locations from within 180 days of your planned reservation. You are free to make any Advanced Dining Reservations you require for an upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    You are even free to make your FastPass+ Reservations at the 60-day window even before you activate your Walt Disney World Annual Pass. My Disney Experience is that amazing!

    So go ahead and make those Advanced Dining Reservations  for Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom and your FastPass+ Reservations for Soarin' Around the World in Epcot before your next Walt Disney World vacation and be prepared for a full 365 days of Walt Disney World Resort Magic upon activating your Annual Pass.

    Be sure to check out all of the discounts and offers available to Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholders.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    ~Todd
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Meet the Panelist: Todd, Ontario

Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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