• On Nov 11, 2019
    Kevin from SC 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.

    Hi. My family of 4 will be purchasing an annual pass. The next time we will be in WDW is July/August 2020. Would you purchase now to avoid a potential price increase, or buy a 5-6 day park ticket and add on later? Thanks for your help!

    Hi Kevin, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    That is a great question!  I think you are smart to consider that yearly price increases have been the norm for the past several years on both theme park tickets and annual passes.  If your plans are relatively firm, I would go ahead and purchase your Annual Passes now.  Your Annual Pass will remain in your My Disney Experience account until it is activated in person at a Walt Disney World ticket window or Guest Relations location.  It will then be valid for 1 year from the date of activation.  For reference, I purchased my Annual Pass a few months ago.  In my account, the un-activated pass showed an expiration date of December 31, 2030.  When I activated my pass last weekend, the expiration date updated to be one year from the date of activation.

    Another benefit to purchasing your passes now is that you will be able to take advantage of any Special Offers on Disney Resort Hotel stays exclusively for Annual Passholders.  You will need to show your activated Annual Pass at your Resort Hotel's front desk to be eligible for the Annual Passholder rate.

    The Disney Platinum Pass and Disney Platinum Plus Pass both include standard theme park parking, Disney PhotoPass downloads, and discounts on dining, merchandise, recreation, and more.  Be sure to check out all these extra perks, especially for Annual Passholders!

    Kevin, please feel free to visit the Moms Panel again with any additional questions you may have as you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.  We are always happy to help.  Enjoy your year of magic!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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