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  • On Jun 28, 2023
    Kristen from KS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I am considering buying an annual pass. There is currently a sale on Disney resort hotels that is better than the sales for non-passholders. If I made a hotel reservation before buying the annual pass, can I call to have the passholder sale applied?

    Kristen, welcome to planDisney. Thank you for swinging by with your question. The benefits of having the magic continue all year don't stop at entering the parks. 

    As an Annual Passholder, you can enter the parks all year long. Living out of state the Incredi-Pass is the option available, with it you have no blackout dates and can make multiple park reservations for your stay. In addition to visiting, there are sometimes benefits and discounts that are hard to ignore. These Special Offers come and go but be sure to take advantage of them while they are around. Even if you have not activated your annual pass you will be able to apply the discounts for your stay. Actually anytime even without the passholder benefits you can call in and apply any current offers to your stay. When I spoke with a cast member they just advised that you need to have activated your annual pass before checking in to your resort to make sure you aren't charged the regular room rate.

    Becoming a Passholder was always a bucket list item for me and I have a bunch of tips for visiting. The start is when you are walking in there is a separate entrance for passholders, another one of my favorites is making sure you use your discount when you are thirsty. Yup, that's right you can walk into a retail location and quench your thirst. Most retail locations have a little refrigerated drink section. Instead of waiting on line at a food location for a drink, you can get a discount on a similar bottled drink with your annual pass. You can also get discounts on other items in those same stores. One of my favorite places in the Magic Kingdom Park to shop is the Emporium. It is almost the entire length of Main Street U.S.A. I love shopping, and even more when it is Disney-related. 

    I hope this information is helpful in deciding to become a passholder. If you have any questions please visit us again at and we will be happy to help.

    Have a magical day,

    Jeremy A.
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Meet the Panelist: Jeremy, New Jersey

Bright Suns travelers! I'm Jeremy from Jersey, a lifelong Disney fan. Father to 3 amazing kids, and husband to my wife of 14 years. I've been sharing the Walt Disney World Resort with my family for 17 years to join in the wonder and joy the parks have brought me my entire life. Consider me here to help with all you travel questions from Batuu to Cinderella Castle. Whether it's teenagers, toddlers, or your middle-aged cousins. Helping you find your version of magic is my mission. Learn More About Jeremy

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