• On Nov 18, 2017
    Alissa from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! I’m planning on purchasing two year passes tomorrow for my trip in January. I wanted to know when the year pass will start......on the purchase date or on the first day that we go to the park? Thank you!

    Hi Alissa! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. We’re so glad you stopped by to bring us your question.

    I’m excited you are getting ready to join the most magical family, the Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholder fam! You are going to love being an AP. From the exclusive special benefits and offers to the dedicated entrance at all four theme parks, being an Annual Passholder is truly magical. But the best part of it all is getting to enjoy the most magical place on earth often! 

    Alissa, your Annual Pass calendar year will officially begin on the day you activate your pass when you first use it to enter a theme park. But once you purchase your pass, be sure to link it to your My Disney Experience account so you can begin making plans, like your FastPass+ reservations for your favorite attractions. As an AP, you’ll be able to plan for 7-inconsecutive-days of FastPass+ for your magical theme park days of fun 30-days in advance. If you’re staying on property during your visits, you’ll be able to make those FP+ reservations 60-days in advance. 

    One last pro-tip! Be sure to bookmark the benefits and discounts page to your smart device so you can access it easily during your visits and take advantage of all the great deal exclusively for Annual Passholders.

    Thanks again for stopping by! If you have any additional questions or need any tips or planning advice, don’t hesitate to stop by. 

    TTFN- Ta ta for now! 

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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