Pluto at Magic Kingdom
  • On May 27, 2022
    Megan from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My familys taking a trip to WDW at the end of January. If I purchase a pixie dust annual pass for all of us (we are florida resident), when does the “clock” start for our year pass? Does it start at purchase or does it start from our first scan into parks

    Hey there, Megan. Welcome to planDisney

    It's so exciting that you are considering joining the Walt Disney World Annual Passholder family. I've been a passholder for years now and I absolutely love it! Some of my favorite things include complimentary theme park parking and discounts on food and merchandise throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. 

    Megan, Walt Disney World Annual Passes expire one year from activation. Activation typically occurs when you use them to enter a Walt Disney World Theme Park for the first time. When you first link your ticket to your MyDisneyExperience account you'll see an expiration date that reflects one year from your purchase, but just ignore that. That's actually how long you have to activate your Walt Disney World Annual Pass. But don't worry, if you don't activate it in that year's timeframe, you won't lose the value of that annual pass.  You'll only need to pay the upgraded price difference if there happens to be a price rise.  Once you use them for your family's visit in January, you will see a new expiration date reflected and that will be one year from that particular date.

    I hope this helps break down the timeline a little bit better for you Megan. I think you'll truly enjoy being a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder. Being able to visit the theme parks multiple times throughout the year is just so magical. 

    If you have any other questions about this, or anything else, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help! 

    Have a great week!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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