• On Jul 24, 2017
    Jessica from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are Florida Residents and plan on purchasing AP. We want to take advantage of the payment plan. Will the passes be active the day we purchase or the first day we go to the parks? How does that work since the deposit and pymnt come out the same day?

    Hey there, Jessica! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I’m so excited to learn you are getting ready to become an Annual Passholder. As a fellow Florida Resident and Annual Passholder, I know you are going to love being an AP. The benefits are awesome, but really, the best perk is having the ability to go to the most magical place on earth often.

    Jessica, although your Annual Pass purchase will require the down payment and first month’s payment once purchased, your AP calendar year won’t begin until you activate it on your first visit as an AP. So, say you purchase it today but you don’t activate it until October, you will be making payments starting today, but you will probably have it paid off before it expires next October.

    I recommend purchasing it soon so you can begin making plans for your upcoming visit. With your AP, you will be able to book FastPass+ 30-days in advance, for up to 7-days of theme park fun. Now, if you choose to stay on property during a visit, you’ll be able to book your FastPass+ 60-days in advance, one of the many benefits of staying at one of the awesome Walt Disney World Resort Hotels!

    One last tip: Bookmark the AP benefits and discounts page on your smart device for easy access during your visits. There’s always some pixie dust there that will help stretch your Disney dollars!

    I hope this helped answer your question. Don’t hesitate to come back for any additional tips, advice, and questions about your newly minted AP status. We’re happy to help!

    See you real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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