• On Mar 5, 2020
    Stephanie from SK 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.

    I'm from Canada and planning a WDW trip in Nov 2020. I want to buy an annual pass and use the AP discounts when I book the hotel/buy tickets for the christmas party in April/May. Can I do this? If I buy the AP in April will it start in April? Thanks!

    Hi Stephanie,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so excited you are considering an Annual Pass purchase. I have been a member of the Annual Pass family for a number of years now and love the benefits and convenience of having one. 

    I have good news for you! If you purchase an Annual Pass from home today, it will not start or be activated until you visit one of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. You will be able to link this Annual Pass voucher to your My Disney Experience account. Once you have linked the voucher, you will be able to access the benefits of being an Annual Passholder. If you plan to use an Annual Pass Special Offer on a room at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you will need to activate your Annual Pass on or before the day you check-in. In the past, we have activated our Annual Passes at the Guest Relations location at Disney Springs on our arrival day.

    Since you plan to use an Annual Pass discount on your resort room and tickets for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, it sounds like you have a good understanding of the benefits of having an Annual Pass. I do suggest you keep an eye on the Passholder Program to make sure you know the latest discounts and limited-time offers. I hope this is your first Annual Pass purchase of many!

    Stephanie, thank you for visiting us with your question. I hope you will let us know if we can help you with any other planning questions before your visit.
    Wishing you many magical visits,
    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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