Epcot and monorail at night
  • On Apr 7, 2023
    Todd from OH 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! so I am hoping to buy the Annual pass this year!! but I already have a reservation for 8 days after it goes on sale. Im hoping that i can start my annual pass much later on in the year as to not burn months I can't make it! Will this work? Thanks!

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Todd!

    Thanks for stopping by with your question about Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passes. You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney! Get excited, Todd. Annual Passes will once again be available for purchase on April 20, 2023 - oh boy! Disney Vacation Club Members will be able to purchase as early as April 13, 2023.

    Todd, it sounds like you have existing theme park tickets and theme park reservations already secured for late April, but hope to purchase an Annual Pass before your visit. I'm happy to inform you that you'll be able to activate your Annual Pass after your planned trip! According to the Walt Disney World Resort Annual Pass Terms & Conditions, an Annual Pass is activated at the time that it's first scanned to enter a theme park, and will expire if it's not activated within one year from the date of purchase. Once activated, an Annual Pass is valid for one year from the date of its first use.

    I spoke with a friendly Cast Member who informed me that, after a Guest purchases an Annual Pass online, they should receive their pass (in the form of a physical card) by mail approximately 10 days after purchase. Once an Annual Pass is activated, an Annual Passholder can hold a number of theme park reservations at the same time. (The Disney Incredi-Pass and Disney Sorcerer Pass can hold up to five reservations at once, and the Disney Pirate Pass can hold up to four reservations at the same time.) That's a whole lot of Disney magic!

    I'm hoping you're able to make lots of magical memories at the Walt Disney World Resort with your new Annual Pass, Todd. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to stop back by planDisney again anytime - we're all ears!

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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