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  • On May 30, 2019
    Yvonne from KS 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 before our trip, when does it the “year” start? When I purchase it or the first time we use it?

    Hi Yvonne,

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question! I’m really happy to hear that you’re considering joining the Annual Passholder family. When my family decided to purchase annual passes, it changed the way we vacationed. We were able to slow down more and enjoy all of the details that make the Walt Disney World Resort truly magical. Beyond the fact that you’ll be able to visit “The Most Magical Place on Earth” whenever you’d like and take advantage of great perks and discounts, I think you’ll really love creating tons of magical Disney memories to cherish forever.

    Once you've purchased your annual pass online and linked your it to your My Disney Experience account, you’ll be able to begin planning your Disney adventures and making FastPass+ selections, but your incredible year won’t begin until you activate your annual pass. To do so, you’ll simply take your voucher and a valid photo I.D. to a theme park ticket window or to Guest Relations at Disney Springs where a Cast Member will exchange your voucher for your Annual Passholder card and your magical year will begin!

    I hope this helps as you’re deciding what works best for you, Yvonne, and please feel free to come back and see us again with any other questions. I hope that if you do decide to become an Annual Passholder, you have an AMAZING year celebrating traditions and discovering new favorites!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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