• On Jul 9, 2017
    Shannon from FL 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.

    What does it mean to activate an annual pass?

    Dear Shannon,

    Thank you so much for reaching out to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question about activating your Walt Disney World Resort Annual Pass!

    I am also an Annual Passholder and I love all of the benefits and discounts that go along with it! When you purchase an Annual Pass online, it is not yet activated. You must go to Guest Services at one of the theme parks, or a Walt Disney World Resort hotel concierge, to activate it. You shouldn't activate it until the first day that you actually want to use it, because once it is activated, the clock starts ticking on your 12 months of usage. 

    Be sure to take a look at all of the benefits that an Annual Pass affords you, because if you know all of the details, you can really see some considerable discounts in the theme parks, at restaurants and retail locations!

    Hope that helps you with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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