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  • On Jun 13, 2023
    Jeffrey from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We just were in Disney World in January 2023 prior to start of annual pass and are coming again in November 2023. We were unable at the time to upgrade to an annual pass but just wondering if there are any possible credits that might help our next trip?

    Hi Jeffrey!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question today. I know just how you feel because I missed the option to upgrade my ticket to an Annual Pass by mere days on my recent April visit. My family checked out on Monday morning after spending a few fantastic days in the parks, and Annual Pass sales resumed just a few days later. 

    Although I was initially disappointed to miss out on some savings, I still went ahead and purchased an Annual Pass as soon as they became available. I missed out on purchasing one back in late 2021 and promised myself I wouldn't make the same mistake when sales resumed. If you decide to do the same you can purchase online now and activate when you arrive in November. You'll have a full year to enjoy the magic from the date you activate your new pass and plenty of opportunities to plan a few more visits to get the greatest bang for your buck. I activated my own pass a few weeks ago and am already looking forward to a number of magical weekend trips planned for the coming months!

    If you've already purchased a vacation package or standard theme park tickets for your November visit, you should be able to upgrade to an Annual Pass, subject to availability and a few terms and conditions. First, you'll want to make sure you upgrade on or before the last day of your multi-ticket entitlement. Second, you should make note of any blockout dates for the pass you want to purchase as you won't be able to upgrade date-based single or multi-day tickets if they are dated during a pass' blockout window.

    You can review the Annual Pass options currently available and their associated benefits to determine which you qualify to purchase. Florida Residents and Disney Vacation Club members have a few more options, but all include discounts on select food and merchandise as well as standard theme park parking. Once you're a proud member of the Passholder family, keep your eye on the special offers page for discounts on resort rooms. There is a current offer through late summer, and I hope we'll continue to see even more savings opportunities.

    Jeffrey, I hope you'll be able to secure a pass and take advantage of all the magic that awaits you at Walt Disney World Resort. If we can answer any more questions in the meantime, please come back and let us know.

    Magic and memories,
    Amy
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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