• On Feb 27, 2018
    Christa from ON 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.

    Hello! I’m considering the purchase of an annual pass for our trip in Seotember/October 2018 and would like to take advantage of the annual pass holder special room rates at a WDW resort. Can I do that if I’ve not yet activated it at a park?

    Hi Christa! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You are absolutely going to LOVE being a Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholder! Not only will you be able to enter the theme parks, but there are many discounts and benefits that you will have access to with your Annual Pass. And I have wonderful news ... you can start taking advantage of the Annual Passholder discounts on Disney Resort hotels once you have purchased your pass, even before it is activated!

    I recently helped a friend with this exact scenario. All you have to do once you purchase your Annual Pass is to make sure that it is linked to your My Disney Experience account. When you are signed into your account and your pass is linked, you should be able to search for available reservations for the Passholder discount via the Special Offers page. You will see the savings from your Annual Pass add up quickly, which makes being an Annual Passholder even more valuable!

    Enjoy planning your fall vacation, Christa! You are sure to have an excellent trip with events like Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival taking place. Please visit us again with any other questions you may have!

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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