• On Mar 1, 2021
    Christopher from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm an annual passholder if there is an AP hotel discount can I make a reservation for a family member even if i'm not traveling with them?

    Hi Christopher,

    Welcome to planDisney!

    I am always delighted to greet another member of the Annual Passholder family. If you book a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel with a Special Offer for Annual Passholders, the policy on that special offer says that the Annual Passholder must present a valid Walt Disney World Pass at check-in.

    The good news is that there are other Special Offers that may apply to the dates of your family member's visit. When I start planning, I always price our vacation using the currently available Special Offers and then I continue to check to see if new Special Offers are released prior to my visit. If there is a better one released, I check to see if it is applicable to the dates of my visit!

    Once that family member makes that resort hotel or vacation package reservation, be sure to remind them to make Disney Park Pass system and advanced dining reservations. On our last trip, we were pleased with how smoothly park entrance was and were so happy to have dining reservations for most of our meals. With Mobile Dine Check-in, it was super easy to check-in for our dining reservations using the My Disney Experience Mobile App.

    Christopher, it sounds like you are the best kind of friend! Sending a little pixie dust trusting that your friend will find a good resort hotel deal. A world of magic awaits!

    Magic and memories,
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