• On Jul 26, 2017
    Jenni from FL 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.

    My husband and I will be getting APs this year (our son is 2) I was wondering if the year starts when we purchase them or the first day go? We will be going Labor Day for the first time but I'm getting antsy and wanted to buy them now if possible :)

    Welcome Home, Jenni!

    Thank you for sending us your excellent question about Walt Disney World Resort annual passes. I am so happy to answer a fellow Floridian’s question today! Your vacation is “right around the corner” and I completely understand why you are getting antsy. You’re going to Walt Disney World for the first time. That is incredibly exciting!

    You have made a great choice by planning to purchase annual passes. As an annual passholder myself, I am sure you will love the benefits that accompany being a Walt Disney World Resort annual passholder. Want to have lunch in Epcot and dinner at Magic Kingdom Park? You can do that! One of my favorite benefits of being a passholder is being to park hop around "the World" as many times as I want to.

    To answer your question, your annual pass year begins the moment you activate your pass at any Walt Disney World Resort theme park ticket window or Disney Springs Guest Relations location. You can buy your passes now! They will not be activated until you choose to do so.

    Mom’s Tip: Jenni, have you checked out the “planning your first visit” guide? I encourage you to do so before you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort. Don’t forget to pick up your complimentary “first visit” buttons as well! You can find them at any Disney Resort hotel or theme park.

    Jenni, I hope I have answered your question. If you need any more help, please visit the Moms Panel again.

    Wishing you a Pixie-Dusted First Visit,

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Meet the Panelist: Priscila, Florida

Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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