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  • On Mar 23, 2024
    Adam from OK 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 for each member of my family but was going to do it in stages over the next 2 months due to cost. Can I buy my annual pass and schedule dining reservations for all of us without them having a pass yet?

    Hi there, Adam, and welcome to planDisney!

    Let me be the first to welcome you to the Walt Disney World Annual Passholder family! There are so many perks that come with having an annual pass. Free parking at the theme parks, discounts on select food and merchandise around property, and so much more! I can't imagine not having one at this point. You won't regret it either. 

    I have fantastic news for you, Adam: You can make advance dining reservations at the Walt Disney World Resort restaurants with or without having an annual pass or even a theme park ticket (if the restaurants is inside the Disney Parks). Up to 60 days before your arrival date, simply make a dining reservation using the My Disney Experience App or on the Walt Disney World website. Select the number of members that will be in your party, and you're good to go! 

    If the restaurant that you have in mind to visit is inside of one of the four theme parks, you can still make a reservation. However, you will need an annual pass or other form of secured entry to give you access to that restaurant's theme park by the time of your dining reservation.

    AN EXTRA GEM: If you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you can make dining reservations for up to 60 days plus 10 days after your arrival date. It's a convenient option for those who would like to book their experiences for most (or all) of their vacation days. 

    Adam, please revisit us here at planDisney if you have additional Disney vacation planning questions. Once again, I'm so excited for you to be a part of this fun group of Mouseketeers that are Annual Passholders. So many fun adventures await!

    Magic always, 
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