• On Nov 15, 2021
    Haley from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How long do we have to activate a WDW annual pass once it is purchased, does it expire or is there a time limit? For example, can I buy a WDW AP now and wait to activate it in April 2022 for the first date of use?

    Hey there, Haley!

    A warm welcome to planDisney. Thanks for visiting us with your wondEARful question about Walt Disney World Resort annual passes.

    Haley, when you purchase an annual pass in advance of your vacation, an annual pass exchange certificate will be linked to your My Disney Experience account. Walt Disney World Resort annual pass exchange certificates do not expire for one full year. When you purchase your annual pass, you will have one year to activate it. Once you activate it by entering a Walt Disney World Resort theme park, your annual pass year officially begins!

    If you buy an annual pass now, you can definitely wait to activate it during your April 2022 visit! Doing so would give your annual pass an April 2023 expiration date.

    Haley, I hope this helps answer your questions. Please visit planDisney again if you need any additional help!

    All EARS,

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