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  • On Nov 15, 2019
    Kayla from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! I want to purchase an annual pass for someone for a Christmas present this year. However, they will not be going to Disney until around October 2020. Would the pass “hold” until then and activate for the year when they go in October?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kayla!

    What an amazing gift! My family and I love being Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholders, and I’m sure your gift recipient will, too.  Since Annual Passes don’t go into effect until they’re activated at a Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park ticket window or the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs, you may certainly purchase one as a Christmas gift and have the recipient hold off on activating it until they visit in October.

    Please keep in mind that the gift recipient will need to have the original order confirmation number in the email used to purchase the Walt Disney World Resort Annual Pass online in order to activate it. With your purchase, you should also receive an Annual Pass number which your recipient may add to their My Disney Experience account so they will be able to book FastPass+ reservations in advance of their trip. They will still need to present ID and the email confirmation once they arrive at the Theme Parks in order to activate the Annual Pass and use it for Theme Park admission.

    Let us know if there are any additional questions we can answer for you, Kayla! Have a Magical day.

    Amy
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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