• On Mar 8, 2017
    Amy from ME Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm considering buying an annual pass for myself and regular hopper passes for the 3 other members of my family. That way I can get the discounts on dining, parking, photopass etc. Are there any drawbacks to doing this?

    Hello Amy! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am a Disney Annual Passholder and purchase Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park Tickets for my wife and kids when we go on vacations.  I realized that if I used the benefits of being an Annual Passholder and waited to purchase tickets for my wife and kids when a suitable offer arose, I could save a considerable amount.

    The only drawback would be if the 3 other members of your party are going to be visiting the Theme Parks often enough to make it more cost-effective to get an Annual Pass for them (if individual ticket costs for a year add up to more than the cost of a Pass). You must also remember to use the benefits (I sometimes forget to tell Cast Members that I have an Annual Pass).

    In the past 6 months, I have used my Annual Passholder benefits to:
    Each time, my family benefited from my Annual Passholder benefits despite not being Passholders, themselves.

    Good luck with your decision!

    ~Todd
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Meet the Panelist: Todd, Ontario

Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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