Christmas at resorts
  • On Sep 14, 2019
    Denise from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My daughter and I are traveling to WDW over the holidays. We plan to buy annual passes. My question is, if we buy the pass now so we can have it in our account for FP selection, is there a deadline to retrieving the passes from a WDW ticket booth?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Denise!

    I'm in a similar boat as you.  I purchased my Walt Disney World Annual Pass a few months ago, and plan to activate it during my November 2019 trip.  My pass currently shows in My Disney Experience as valid through 12/31/2030.  When I activate it, the date will change to 1 year from the date of activation.  I highly recommend purchasing your Annual Pass in advance so, as you mentioned, it will already be linked to your account for the purpose of making your FastPass+ reservations.

    Be sure to take advantage of all the perks and benefits that come with being an Annual Passholder, such as dining and merchandise discounts, special offers for Disney Resort Hotel stays, and downloads of all your Disney PhotoPass photos captured during your Annual Pass year.  Also look for the dedicated Annual Passholder entrance when you visit the theme parks.

    Have the most wonderful time during your holiday visit, and enjoy your magical year!  Please let us know if you have any additional questions as you plan your vacation.  We are always happy to help.

    Anne Marie
thumbnail image for Anne Marie

Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

Didn't find what you were looking for?

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.