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  • On May 31, 2009
    Colleen from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our family is looking into a possible WDW vacation for 2010. Is it possible to buy a No Expiration ticket now and use it for next year.

    Yes, if you purchase a ticket with a no expiration option, you have an unlimited amount of time to use it. However, depending on your travel dates, that may not be the best way to go. Here are some things to think about:

    WDW theme park tickets that have never been used are good indefinitely. The expiration factor only comes into play once your tickets are first used. For example, if you purchased a seven-day Park Hopper and had to cut your stay at WDW short by two days, you would have two days remaining on your ticket. Those two days will expire 14 days after your tickets were first used, unless you buy the No Expire add-on. However, if you buy a seven-day Park Hopper and never use it to get into a park -- then it retains its full value until you first use it to enter a park. This could be years from now. If you don't use the ticket, then there's no need to buy it with a No Expire option.

    Another thing to think about is an annual pass. If you are going to have two or more trips to WDW in a 365 day period, then an annual pass often makes the most financial sense.

    Good luck with your planning.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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