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  • On Mar 10, 2024
    Richard from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Looking to book a trip in early 2025 and booking our room now. Plan on getting annual passes when for that trip. If we purchase the annual passes when booking resort, does the start date for the pass begin now or when we arrive for that trip?

    Hi Richard!

    Thanks for stopping by with this great question. I love that you are planning ahead to your 2025 visit and am so excited for you to join the Annual Passholder family. I have loved being a Passholder since I purchased my first last spring. It's given me countless magical moments and plenty of great discounts, too!

    Annual Passes must be activated within a year of purchase but your pass clock will not begin until the first time you scan into the parks. I purchased mine last April but waited until I visited over Memorial Day Weekend a few weeks later to activate it. You'll notice that the expiration date listed under the pass barcode in your My Disney Experience Mobile App will update once you use your pass for the first time.

    As I'm sure you've heard theme park reservations are no longer required for date-based tickets. However, Annual Passholders must make reservations for most dates. You'll want to review the blockout calendar for your pass type and secure the appropriate reservations for each day you plan to visit the parks. You can make these reservations before your pass is fully activated, and I always recommend booking as early as possible. 

    In addition to all the amazing Passholder perks, you'll also find special offers for discounted resort stays available from time to time. I'd recommend keeping an eye on the Special Offers, Deals & Discounts page to see if any deals work for your upcoming visit. In many cases, you can even modify into an offer if it becomes available after you've booked. Feel free to contact a Cast Member by phone with any questions if you find an eligible promotion after securing your reservation.

    I hope this was helpful, Richard. If we can answer more planning questions please don't hesitate to come back and let us know.

    Magic and memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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