Riders on TRON at Night
  • On May 13, 2023
    Renee from NY 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 currently have a 6 day Hopper pass and an annual pass. Will Disney let me use the Hopper pass first and activate the annual later? If so, how long until the annual pass expires?

    Hi Renee! Thank you for reaching out to planDisney with your question.

    I just purchased my very first Annual Pass and I'm so excited to start using it. I think my favorite part of now being an Annual Passholder is that I'll get to experience the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort more often! Plus, there are a bunch of great perks and benefits that come along with being a Passholder!

    When you go to make your Theme Park Reservations for your next trip, you will be asked to select the ticket you want to use for your visit. If you want to use your 6-day ticket for this trip, you'd simply select that ticket instead of the Annual Pass. Then, when you scan into the parks, it will pull from the 6-day ticket and your annual pass will not be activated as it is only activated the first time you scan into a park using the pass.

    You have up to a year from the date of purchase to activate your Annual Pass. If you do not activate your Annual Pass within that year, you cannot activate it. However, you will be able to use the amount you paid for it towards the purchase of a new Annual Pass (subject to availability). If the price of the new Annual Pass is more expensive, you will need to pay the difference.  If the price happens to be lower, you will not receive a discount for the difference. If you do activate your pass within the year of purchase, you will then have a full calendar year to use the pass from the date of activation. Please note that before you are able to tap into the parks for the first time using your Annual Pass, you'll have to visit Guest Relations or a ticket window outside of any of the theme parks or the Disney Ticket Center in Disney Springs with your proper identification.

    Renee, there are so many new and exciting experiences coming to the resort. What are you most excited about? My favorite new experience is TRON Lightcycle / Run Presented by Enterprise in Magic Kingdom Park. And I'm most looking forward to Tiana's Bayou Adventure, which is slated to open in late 2024. The Princess and the Frog is one of my favorite movies and I'm very excited to see where Tiana's next adventure takes her!

    If you have any other questions in the future, please feel free to reach out to me. Have a great visit and enjoy your Annual Pass!

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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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