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  • On Jan 9, 2024
    Alexander from United Kingdom Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am currently booking a trip at a WDW hotel and stay on property. I am also at the same time looking at buying an annual pass. I was wondering that if I was to purchase the annual pass now wether I can activate later in the year when the trip is planned.

    Hi Alexander!

    I'm excited to hear you're in the planning process for an upcoming Walt Disney World vacation! I'm happy to help with your question.

    First of all, you've made a wonderful choice by choosing accommodations from the Disney Resorts Hotel Collection. You'll be located right in the middle of the magic, and enjoy complimentary Disney Transportation to all the theme parks and Disney Springs! You'll be able to maximize your fun while enjoying excellent Guest Service and all the comforts of home. 

    I'm also excited to hear you'd like to become a Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholder! I've been a Passholder for many years, and make the most of all the Passholder Perks, discounts, and year-round Passholder Extras. The dining and merchandise discounts alone make being a Passholder worth it for me! 

    If you'd like to go ahead and purchase your Annual Pass now, no worries - your pass will not be activated until your first entry into a Walt Disney World Resort theme park. Pass privileges will become available once your pass is activated. An Annual Pass will expire if not activated within one (1) year from the date of purchase. 

    I hope this helps with your plans and preparations for your upcoming vacation. Please come back and visit us here at planDisney if you have more questions before your trip!
    Diane W. 

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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