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  • On Jul 28, 2019
    Elizabeth from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    we are DVC members and purchased a platinum annual pass. Do we get the full memory maker photo pass or do you have to upgrade? Also what do you do before your trip with the annual pass? Do we get a list of things we can do with it , the magnet etc..

    Hi, Elizabeth!  Congratulations on unlocking an entire yEAR of magic by becoming a Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholder!

    I also recently became a Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholder.  Since I have several trips to the Walt Disney World Resort already planned for this year, it made more sense financially to purchase an annual pass rather than individual theme park tickets for each visit.  It would be my pleasure to provide you with some information about your newly purchased annual pass.

    If you have not already done so, you'll want to link your annual pass to your My Disney Experience account.  If you were logged into your account when you purchased your annual pass online, it should already be linked.  If not, you can link it using the confirmation number that was emailed to you when you purchased your annual pass.  Although your annual pass is not yet activated, once it is linked to your My Disney Experience account you will be able to make your FastPass+ selections.  You may make your FastPass+ selections 60 days prior to your arrival if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, or 30 days in advance if staying elsewhere.

    Once you arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort, you will need to activate your annual pass before using it for the first time.  To do so, simply bring your annual pass purchase confirmation email along with a photo ID to any theme park ticketing window, the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs, or the Transportation and Ticket Center.  When you activate your annual pass, you will be given a yellow Annual Passholder ID card.  Now you're ready to take advantage of all the benefits that come along with being an Annual Passholder!

    With the purchase of your Disney Platinum Pass, you will be able to download all of your Disney PhotoPass Service pictures in the same way you would if you purchased Memory Maker.  There is no need to purchase any type of upgrade to do so.  Once your annual pass is activated, you will also be able to take advantage of discounts at numerous Walt Disney World Resort dining and retail locations.  Just be sure to carry your photo ID and your Annual Passholder ID card with you when you plan to use your discount.  Be on the lookout for some magical mail also.  Your Annual Passholder magnet should arrive at your home address a month or two after you activate your annual pass.  Be sure to display it proudly on your car or your refrigerator!

    Wishing you many magical moments this yEAR!  See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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