• On Oct 9, 2021
    Michael from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I purchased annual passes and have not been to the parks yet but they are showing an expiration date of one year from purchase. Is that when I have to use the passes by? And they will be valid a year from my first entry? Thank you

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Michael! I'm glad you've stopped by to chat about your new Walt Disney World Annual Pass. 

    I've been a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder for years now, Michael, and absolutely love it. Being able to visit the Walt Disney World Theme Parks practically whenever I'd like is so fun. Plus all of the discounts on food, merchandise and complimentary theme park parking are great perks too! It's a really great program that I see myself using for years to come. 

    Michael, the expiration date that is one year from your purchase date is how long you have to activate your Walt Disney World Annual Pass. If you don't end up activating your Walt Disney World Annual Pass within the year timeframe that you are given, the amount that you paid for the unused annual pass certificate can be applied to the purchase of a new Walt Disney World Annual Pass. When you do use your Walt Disney World Annual Pass for the first time, you will see a new expiration date reflected in your MyDisneyExperience account. The new expiration date will be one year from the date of your first use. 

    I hope this helps clear up any confusion you might have had over your new Walt Disney World Annual Pass, Michael. If you have any other questions, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help. 

    Have fun and I hope you enjoy a year full of magic! 
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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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