Tweens walking on bridge at WDW
  • On Apr 26, 2023
    Shannon Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My daughter lives in OH. . My parents live in FL. My 11yo is visiting Disney with friends (neither I or her grandparents will be with her). 1. Can my parents buy her an annual pass even if I don't have an annual pass 2. Can she get in/activate w/o us

    Hi there, Shannon!

    Welcome to planDisney and thanks for bringing us your question about Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passes. It sounds like your family is planning a very special vacation for your daughter in the next few weeks - how exciting! Shannon, I'm happy to discuss admission options for your daughter during her time at The Most Magical Place on Earth.

    It's incredibly generous of your parents to offer your daughter a Walt Disney World Resort Annual Pass. As an Annual Passholder, your daughter would enjoy holding several Walt Disney World Resort theme park reservations at a time, on a rolling basis - that's a whole lot of Disney Parks magic, Shannon! As long as the Annual Pass type that your parents hope to purchase is currently available for new sales, they are welcome to purchase an Annual Pass for your daughter. If your parents are purchasing an Annual Pass type restricted to Florida residents, they'll need to provide proof of Florida residency before the pass is activated. This can be done online at the time of purchase or in person at any theme park ticket window or the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs. Your daughter's Annual Pass will be activated the first time she uses it to enter a theme park!

    When deciding which type of Annual Pass to purchase for your daughter, make sure your parents check the Annual Passholder Admissions Calendar. The different tiers of passes have varying blockout dates, so they'll want to choose the Annual Pass type that works best for the dates of your daughter's vacation. Also, be sure to make theme park reservations for your daughter ahead of her visit. Though your daughter will be able to "hop" between theme parks after 2:00 p.m. (pending availability), she'll need to have a theme park reservation for the park she intends to visit first in a given day.

    Shannon, I also want to draw your attention to the Walt Disney World Resort Property Rules, which state that Guests under age 14 must be accompanied by a Guest age 14 or older to enter a theme park. Since your daughter is under age 14, she'll need to be supervised by another Guest age 14 or older while she's in the theme parks.

    I hope that you've found this information helpful, Shannon! I'm wishing your daughter safe travels and a magical time with her grandparents at the Walt Disney World Resort. If you have any additional planning questions, please feel free to stop back by planDisney again anytime. We're all ears!

    Magic awaits,


    Minimum age in parks 14 - need supervision
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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