• On Sep 4, 2021
    Devon from TX 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 planning on purchasing an Annual Pass on Sept. 8. If I can't activate the pass until I get to the parks, am I still able to make park pass reservations in advance if the pass isn't activated yet?

    Hello, Devon. Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. 

    Are you getting so excited? The sale of new Walt Disney World Annual Passes goes live tomorrow and I know so many people have waited so long. It should be a fun and happy day, that's for sure! Devon, when you purchase your new Walt Disney World Annual Pass, you will go ahead and link it to your MyDisneyExperience account. Once it is linked, the system will recognize that you do have valid theme park admission and let you secure up to 5 park pass reservations without a resort stay. Your annual pass does not need to be activated for you to be able to do this, so no worries there. Activation of your pass occurs on the first use and then you'll have a whole year to enjoy the magic. 

    With the sale of new Walt Disney World Annual Passes it is also bringing new changes to the program, Devon. We are seeing some restructuring of the Walt Disney World Annual Pass tiers. As of now, out-of-state Guests like yourself are only able to purchase one tier of the annual passes - the Disney Incredi-Pass. This is the highest level tier of all of them and offers the most to its users. The Disney Incredi-Pass offers 365 days of magic with no blockout dates. You'll also receive complimentary theme park parking, 5 park pass reservations at a time and discounts on food, merchandise and some resort stays. I've had the highest level tier of the annual pass for years now and I love the freedom and flexibility it offers. I think you'll enjoy it too. 

    I hope this helps answer your questions, Brian. I'm excited to welcome you into the Walt Disney World Annual Passholder family very soon. If you have any other questions, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help. 

    Have a great day and happy planning! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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