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  • On Jun 2, 2022
    Allison from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is a Disney Annual Pass activated the first time a pass holder enters a Walt Disney World Park, and how long does one have to activate it once purchased?

    Hey there, Allison! Welcome to planDisney!

    As an Annual Passholder myself, I'm happy to help you out today. The Annual Passholder community can be quite magical. Discounts on dining and merchandise, special offers on Disney Resort Hotels, early ride previews for new attractions.. Once I joined, I never looked back. Earlier this month, Annual Passholders were given the opportunity to try out Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind before it officially opened! I can't say enough how absolutely incredible this race through space is! Since you're local, I hope you can go give it a whirl soon!

    Currently, the sale of new Annual Passes is on hold, with the exception of the Florida Resident Pixie Dust Pass. This pass allows Guests to have up to three theme park reservations at a time while enjoying the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort on weekdays. Though blockout dates do apply, you receive all the same discounts as other Annual Pass options!

    The great news? Your Annual Pass year begins when you activate the pass, which is generally the first time you use it to enter one of the theme parks. So, if you purchase the Pixie Dust pass today, your timer will not begin until you make your first visit. Just before the clock strikes midnight (or 365 days), you'll be reminded via email that it is time to renew your pass, though I like to keep a note in my calendar just in case! You have one year from the time of purchase to activate your Annual Pass.

    I hope this helps answer your question today, Allison! On behalf of all the Annual Passholders, I can't wait to welcome you home!

    Have a magical day,

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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