• On Jan 1, 2017
    Kimberly from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are buying annual passes this year. Does the pass become active the day I purchase them online, or the day we actually go to Disney? I want to buy our tickets now but will not be actually going to Disney until Jan. 27th, I want everyday we can to use it

    Hi Kimberly,

    It's a great year to be a Walt Disney World annual passholder, and I'm so glad you've decided to join the Florida Resident passholder family! You certainly can go ahead and buy your passes online now. Your passholder year will not begin until you show your proof of Florida residency at a Walt Disney World ticket window or Guest Relations location and you use your pass for the first time.

    As I answer this, you are near the January 3 deadline to get 13 months instead of 12, so please hurry to take advantage of that fantastic benefit. As a continuing part of the Walt Disney World 45th anniversary celebration, you also will get some special discounts and benefits this year, through September 30, 2017. That includes a 20 percent discount on 45 restaurants in the theme parks and resorts and a 20 percent merchandise discount at Walt Disney World store owned and operated by Disney.

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kimberly. Please let us know if you have any other questions now or throughout your year as a passholder. We're here to help. Enjoy!

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We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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