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  • On Apr 3, 2020
    Georgia from Essex Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, looking at getting an annual pass as I’m going a few times next year, if I go with friends/family can they use the annual pass holder entrance as well?

    Hi Georgia!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Congratulations on being a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder. We absolutely love the benefits of being Annual Passholders!

    Since we are relatively new annual passholders, I asked a few of my other Disney Parks Moms Panelists who have firsthand experience with this question. While some indicated that in the past they have been able to use the Annual Passholder entrance with other family and friends who are not Annual Passholders, I would suggest that you use the Annual Passholder entrance and allow your non-Passholder friends and/or family to take advantage of one of the other entrances as long as they meet the minimum age requirement to enter the park alone. When we visit, our strategy at park entrance is to divide and conquer, so we tend to go through multiple entrances to get into the park most efficiently. Each of us knows to wait for the others right inside the entrance once we scan into the park. 

    While in the parks and resorts and at Disney Springs, be sure to take advantage of your Annual Passholder Extras including discounts on merchandise and dining. On our most recent visit, our girls brought their own money to spend and were thrilled at the amount of money they saved with their Annual Passholder discounts. With the discount savings, they were able to make a few additional purchases and stay within their budget. Personally, I love having the unlimited digital downloads of all of our PhotoPass videos and photos. Those memories keep every trip close to my heart and remind me of how precious every moment is with our girls.

    Georgia, I am sending pixie dust as you enjoy your Annual Passholder status. Welcome to the Passholder family!

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

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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