• On Jul 8, 2018
    Kellie from MA 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.

    Hi!I 've got 10d park hopper 8/7-8/17,want to upgrade to AP prior to park entry on last day. Will my new AP ticket then expire 8/17/19, or be backdated to the first day I used my initial 10d ticket on 8/7? Any advantages on which day to updgrade? Thx!

    Hi Kellie and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is coming up so soon. Ten days to play in the park sounds like so much fun, but not as much fun as knowing you'll be back to use your new Annual Pass! You can upgrade your Park Hopper ticket whenever you choose as long as there is one day's admission left on the ticket. Visit any Guest Relations location or any of the theme park ticket windows to upgrade your ticket. 

    I spoke to one of our excellent Cast Members about Annual Pass expiration dates. The expiration date for your Annual Pass will be one year from the date you first used your Park Hopper ticket. One word of advice- having an Annual Pass makes it far too easy to plan a few extra trips to Walt Disney World! Even if you aren't a local, it's much easier to justify a quick trip with that Annual Pass in your pocket! I've loved the convenience of planning a last minute trip to the Most Magical Place In the World. 

    It doesn't seem to make much of a difference which day you choose to upgrade your Park Hopper ticket but there are some benefits to upgrading sooner rather than later. The Passholder Program offers a variety of special offers and discounts. We love our Disney souvenirs so that Annual Pass discount on merchandise comes in very handy!

    Thanks for visiting us again! We hope you'll come back if you have any other planning questions!
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H.
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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