• On May 10, 2018
    Andy from Surrey 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 at Disney World now and am super excited that we booked to come back next April. As this is within a year, can/should I convert my current 14-day Park hopper ticket to an annual pass? If so, how much will this be? Can I use a Disney gift card for this?

    Hi Andy! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    OK, can we first talk about how jealous I am right now? You are currently enjoying your vacation at The Most Magical Place on Earth! On top of that, you've already reserved your next visit. You're living the good life, Andy!

    Upgrading your Walt Disney World tickets to an Annual Pass is an excellent idea since you know you will be returning within the next year. Tickets can be upgraded as long as there is at least one day left on your tickets and it is within 14 days of first use. In other words, you will need to upgrade them before or on your last day visiting the theme parks, not after. You will just have to pay the difference in price from your current tickets and the Annual Pass and the Cast Member assisting you in the upgrade can let you know the exact price difference based on the current cost of Annual Passes.

    To upgrade to an Annual Pass, visit any theme park ticket window or Guest Relations. The Cast Member there can let you know the exact cost and take care of the upgrade for you. And yes, you should be able to use your Disney gift card for the transaction! Not only will this end up saving you money on tickets next year, but the discounts that you get as an Annual Passholder on select dining, merchandise and PhotoPass picture downloads adds to the value!

    Enjoy the rest of your trip, Andy! 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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