• On Dec 22, 2017
    Melinda from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    DVC member, and we typically go to WDW every summer. We buy an annual pass and make sure we get two trips within 12 months. Next year's trip is a bit up in the air, but I want to take advantage of offers. If I buy now, by when do I need to activate?

    Hi Melinda,

    You are asking this question at the perfect time, because if you haven't already heard, there is currently a terrific discount on Walt Disney World Annual Passes available exclusively to Disney Vacation Club Members. Up until January 3, 2018, Disney Vacation Club Members can save 25% on the purchase of a Walt Disney World Platinum Plus Annual Pass, which includes admission for one year to all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks (with Park Hopping privileges), Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course, complimentary Theme Park parking, and unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads. 

    Melinda, if you wish to purchase your Premium Annual Passes before the current promotion ends on January 3, 2018, but want to wait to activate them until next year, that is definitely possible. However, Annual Passes purchased through this special offer must be activated for use by December 31, 2018.

    You can purchase your Disney Vacation Club Annual Pass online or by calling Member Services at (800) 800-9800. Then, when you choose to activate your Annual Pass, you can do so at any Guest Relations location at any Walt Disney World Theme Park or Disney Springs. Don't forget to bring your Disney Vacation Club Membership Card as well as a piece of government issued photo identification as well as your exchange certificate or will-call number.

    Melinda, don't forget that in addition to your Disney Vacation Club Member discounts and benefits, Walt Disney World Annual Passholders can also benefit from various discounts on dining, merchandise, recreation and tours and Disney Resort hotels stays. 

    Wishing you a MAGICAL year of Disney vacations!

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Meet the Panelist: Trish, Nova Scotia

Hi! I'm Trish from Canada, a single mom to two kids and a proud Disney Vacation Club member. In my circle of friends, I have a reputation for gravitating to any discussion involving Disney Parks and Resorts and would welcome the chance to share my experiences with you. Have you ever wondered what Disney Vacation Club is all about? Trying to decide if membership is right for your family? Have a question about visiting a Disney Vacation Club Resort? If so, you have come to the right place!

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