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  • On Jan 5, 2020
    Elizabeth 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 a WDW annual pass online, how much time do I have to be able to activate it at the parks? Does it have to be activated within 1 year of purchase?

    Hello Elizabeth,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so happy to hear you are interested in purchasing an Annual Pass. I have been an Annual Passholder for several years and I am completely satisfied with my purchase. I travel frequently with my family and my friends. My husband has had an Annual Pass off and on over the last few years. Instead of renewing his Annual Pass every year, sometimes it makes sense to wait and purchase a new pass so we have a lot of experience with Annual Pass vouchers. 

    When you purchase a new Annual Pass, the voucher currently has the expiration year of 2030. This gives you 10 years to plan how to best use your Annual Pass. The exception to this is if you purchase your Annual Pass at the Walt Disney World Resort. In that case, your pass will be active upon purchase. You can add your Annual Pass voucher to your My Disney Experience account which will allow you to make FastPass+ selections before your next visit to one of the parks. You can also use the voucher to register for the Passholder Program. This is the best place to find discounts, special events, and limited-time offers available to Passholders.

    Elizabeth, thank you for stopping by with your question. I hope you'll let us know if we can assist you further with Annual Pass questions or any other planning questions you might have. 
    Wishing you a magical day,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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