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  • On Sep 21, 2015
    Brittany from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am looking to purchase an annual pass and activate it on our trip in December 2015. Would I be able to use the resort discount benefit for my trip even though I would not be activating the pass until I arrived?

    Hi, Brittany! A couple of years ago, I found myself in the same situation – I needed to utilize an Annual Passholder Special Offer to book a room while not currently holding an Annual Pass. I found that accomplishing this was as easy as flicking my magic wand with a "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo!" I called Walt Disney World Resort Reservations and informed the Cast Member that I would like to book a room with the Annual Passholder discount. The Cast Member was amazing and had me all set up within minutes. Once I arrived at my Resort, I was asked to show a current Annual Pass to complete check-in. Note that when you check in, the Annual Pass must be in the same name as the person whose name appears on the reservation, and the credit card used for the reservation deposit must belong to the Passholder. In my case, I had planned to purchase my Annual Pass once we visited our first theme park, so the Cast Member graciously allowed me to just return at my convenience before check-out and show my Annual Pass.

    I hope this helps you in planning your upcoming vacation, Brittany. Be sure to take a look at what my good friend and fellow Disney Parks Moms Panelist, Kathy, had to say about purchasing and activating Annual Passes at a later date. Please stop by again if you have an further questions for us. Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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