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  • On Mar 3, 2022
    Chris from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi We are a Florida resident and are gonna purchase the annual Florida resident year pass. But does the year start when we purchase or when we use the first date for park attendance?

    Hi Chris! Welcome to planDisney!

    There is nothing quite like becoming a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder! Being able to visit the theme parks at your leisure (park reservations are required for entry currently) sounds like a dream to me. Being a Florida resident is the icing on the cake since this will most likely allow you to visit the parks that much more often. 

    When you purchase an Annual Pass, the activation of the year does not begin until the first time you enter a Walt Disney World theme park. From this date, you will have a full calendar year to use your pass. I would recommend purchasing the pass when you are ready, and not waiting until the last minute to do so. You never know when offerings are going to change or be modified at the Walt Disney World Resort

    Currently, only one out of the four types of Annual Passes are being offered. The Disney Pixie Dust Pass is the one and is only available to Florida residents. The pass will give you access to the parks on most weekdays, but it does have a substantial amount of blackout dates throughout the year. I suggest looking at the calendar to make sure that this pass will work for your intended purposes. The remaining three options are unavailable at this time, but I am optimistic that there may be a return in the near future. The best place to find out any up-to-date information is by following the Disney Parks Blog for any announcements.

    Once you do become a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder, make sure to take advantage of all the discounts and benefits that come your way. You will receive food, beverage, and merchandise discounts at most locations throughout the parks and resorts. This benefit alone is reason enough for my family to purchase when we are able to do so again. Also, be on the lookout for any After Hour events that may be announced in the coming future. You'll typically receive a discounted cost to purchase tickets to these events.

    Chris, let me be the first to congratulate you on your decision to become a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder! The next step is to go ahead and secure your passes!

    See ya real soon!
    Greg
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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