• On Dec 19, 2016
    Kelly from ON 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.

    If we get Gold Annual Passes now, and later decide we do want to go over the holidays (Christmas 2017, which blackout dates aren't even showing yet) can they be upgraded to Platinum annual passes?

    Hello, again, Kelly! Welcome back to Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    The very cool Disney Gold Pass that is available to both Florida Residents and Disney Vacation Club Members is certainly the way to go for many guests heading to Walt Disney World. In the Disney Gold Pass link above, Disney Vacation Club Members and Florida Residents can sign in to check on pricing and features of this Annual Pass option. Just look below "Annual Passes" and you'll find the link under "Additional special products and prices available for Florida Residents and Disney Vacation Club Members".

    For me, my Gold Annual Pass affords me the opportunity to return to the parks while staying on my Disney Vacation Club membership, without having to purchase an additional park ticket. I know that I won't be traveling to Walt Disney World during the holiday blockout dates, so what a savings!

    I called DVC Member Services to confirm our ability to upgrade our Disney Gold Passes to Disney Plantinum Passes or Disney Platinum Plus Passes; much like all other passes, tickets can be upgraded at any time as long as there as at least one unused day remaining on the original pass. Even better, right?

    Should your plans later include a holiday visit over a blockout period, you can upgrade your pass at any park.

    Have fun planning your trips to Walt Disney World, Kelly! Be sure to send questions as you think of them, too...we love to help! :-)

    Andrea H

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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