• On Sep 12, 2019
    Tammy from PA 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 thinking of purchasing an annual pass do I need to purchase a pass for each member of my family even though the benefit of being a pass holder provides discounts for tickets?

    Hey, Tammy! Becoming a member of the Annual Passholder family is a magical decision! I have been an Annual Passholder for many years and appreciate all of the great benefits provided to us. We make use of the room discount several times each year. While dining and shopping at Walt Disney World Resort, be sure to ask the Cast Members assisting you if they offer an Annual Passholder discount. Many offer 10% but during certain times of the year, you can stumble upon some terrific 20% or higher discounts at select locations! Be sure to look over the current list of Passholder Extras before you visit!

    Tammy, there are certain restrictions when using your Annual Pass. For example, Annual Passholders are able to secure three Disney Resort Hotel rooms at a time with their discount. Annual Passholders also have a limit on the number of discounted tickets that they can purchase for Disney Water Parks and special events, such as Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Currently, there is not a Special Offer for Annual Passholders to purchase Disney Theme Park Tickets at a discount.

    I am not sure how many family members you are bringing to Walt Disney World Resort this coming year, but if you have a family of four or less, then you could just purchase one Annual Pass and buy Disney Theme Park Tickets for the other members of your family. Your room and available ticket discounts would then cover the other members of your family. Note that you would need to be present and show ID for all merchandise and dining discounts to be utilized. If you have a larger family, then you may want to consider adding on another Annual Pass for your family. Also, if you have many trips planned for this year, you will need to do a bit of "Mickey math" to see if it makes sense for you to purchase Disney Theme Park tickets or Annual Passes for everyone.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and please let us know if you have any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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