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  • On Feb 27, 2023
    Chelene from OR 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 after purchasing an WDW annual pass do you have to activate it? I understand that it expires 365 days after first activation but I am inquiring about how many days/months you have to actually activate it for the first time after purchase. Thanks!

    Hiya, Chelene. I’m so glad you stopped by planDisney today and would be happy to help!

    New Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passes are valid for one year after the purchase date. If you do not activate your pass within that time frame, it will expire and you will no longer be able to use it. Should you find yourself in this situation, you will still be able to apply the value (dollar amount) of the Annual Pass you purchased toward the purchase of an Annual Pass in the future. However, since the Disney Pixie Dust Pass, available only to Florida residents, is the only Annual Pass being sold at this time, you will have to call the Annual Passholder phone line at (407) 939-7277 to see what your options are. Hopefully, Annual Passes will be available to residents outside of Florida again soon, so keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for updates on this front.

    I hope this information proves useful, Chelene. If we can be of further assistance, don’t hesitate to stop by planDisney again. Have a magical day!

    Think happy thoughts,
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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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