Pluto at Magic Kingdom
  • On Jun 28, 2022
    Nicole from MN 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 I buy an annual pass today will it start today? Or when will it be active? Looking at going on a trip in March so I don’t need my pass active until then.

    Hello there, Nicole. Welcome to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by with your question. 

    As a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder myself, I can say with confidence that it is well worth the initial investment. I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Theme Parks pretty much any day of the year that I can make work with my schedule plus the discounts on resort hotel stays, food and merchandise are pretty great too. 

    Nicole, before we continue with your question, I did want to make you aware that Walt Disney World Annual Passes for out-of-state Guests are currently put on pause. They are not selling the style of pass that you would need being an out-of-state Guest. Hopefully, the program will come back soon for new out-of-state Guests to purchase, however, I don't know of an updated timeframe of when that would be. 

    Now, with that being said when you do get a Walt Disney World Annual Pass it will expire one year from activation which is the first use. Now, when you first load your ticket onto your MyDisneyExperience account you'll see a date that will be one year from your purchase date. This means you have one year to activate your annual pass - this is not when the pass expires. Once you activate your pass, meaning you use it for the first time, a new expiration date would be reflected. 

    I hope that makes sense, Nicole. If you have any other questions about this or anything else, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. 

    I have my fingers crossed for you!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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