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  • On Apr 12, 2023
    Nancy from IL 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 thinking of purchasing a Sorcerers annual park pass. Is there a timeframe in which it needs to be first activated? If I purchase tomorrow, it may be over one year before I go to a park.

    You’re as welcome as can be at planDisney, Nancy!

    You’ve asked a great question! Thanks for bringing it our way. 

    When the Disney Parks Blog announced the return of new Annual Pass sales, I knew it would make SO many people happy. If there’s one thing that’s even more than the Annual Pass perks, such as dining and merchandise discounts, it’s to be able to return to the magic all year long! 

    Nancy, the Disney Sorcerer Pass, eligible for residents of Florida and eligible Disney Vacation Club Members, is a spectacular pass to think about getting. As you know, Annual Passes cannot be activated until your first trip to the parks in which you use the Annual Pass to enter. From that date, your Pass would expire within one year. However, I read through the Walt Disney World Resort Annual Pass Terms and Conditions and learned, 

    “A Pass will expire if it is not activated within one (1) year from the date of purchase, and upon expiration, such expired Pass may no longer be activated or have park reservations scheduled for it, and any existing park reservations for such Pass will be cancelled.”

    This would mean if you cannot visit within one year from the date of your purchase to activate your Pass, the Pass will not be eligible to be activated. If you’re able to visit and activate the Annual Pass before the year of your purchase is over, it may be worth getting while it’s available since the passes are subject to availability; however, if you’re unsure if you’ll be able to visit to activate it within one year, I wouldn’t recommend it. 

    Whatever you decide, know that the magic of Walt Disney World Resort is here and ready to welcome you whenever you’re ready, Nancy.

    Here’s to many more enchanting visits!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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