Sunset at Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 4, 2019
    Cynthia from FL 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 tonight on the app can I get into the parks tomorrow?

    Hi Cynthia,
    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I hope this answer makes it in time for your visit.

    I love being an Annual Passholder at the Walt Disney World Resort.  This exclusive pass comes with so many benefits-you'll wonder why you didn't purchase a pass before now! You get free standard theme park parking, and discounts on select dining locations and merchandise, plus discounts on special event tickets such as Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.  Every time I make a purchase, I always ask the Cast Member if there's a Passholder discount.

    Cynthia, the answer to your question is yes! If you purchased your annual pass online the day before, you absolutely can use it the day after to gain admission to the theme parks, but there is a catch or two.  You will need to verify proof of Florida residency if you're purchasing one of the Annual Passes that is specifically for Florida residents.  You can now verify this information online or you may stop at Guest Relations or a ticket window prior to entering the park to activate your ticket.  You'll also want to make sure that you have your ticket linked to your account in My Disney Experience so you can sweep up some last-minute FastPass+ selections for your visit.  Finally (and this is most important), you'll want to ensure you have a MagicBand or Admission Card to use at the Annual Passholder touchpoint to enter the theme park. If you don't already have a MagicBand, you can ask for an Admission Card when you verify your residency status at the ticket window (if you haven't already done so).

    Welcome to the Annual Passholder family! Enjoy every moment and come back and visit us again with any additional planning questions!

    Best Wishes,
    Amy S.
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Florida

I’ve grown up in Central Florida and have been visiting Disney Parks for over 30 years. Now that I’m a mom myself of a blended family with four kids, I love sharing Disney’s year-round special events with my family. Some of our favorite events are the Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Let me help you plan something extraordinary for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Amy

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