• On Apr 16, 2016
    Kimberly from GA 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.

    We need to renew our annual passes before our trip and I want to make sure I am understanding this correctly. When we renew our new passes will start when our current passes end? No matter when we renew?

    Hi, Kimberly!

    I had this same question the first time I renewed my Annual Pass. If you RENEW your Annual Pass, your passes stay activated so if your renewal date is June 1, 2016, and you renew, the next one will expire June 1, 2017, even if you do not use your pass until a later date. (Annual Passes can be renewed up to 60 days prior to the expiration date.)

    So why renew? Well, you get a pretty nice discount to renew, so you have to weigh your options if the value of the discount is good enough even though your passes may go unused for several months. If you let your passes expire without renewal, you will have to pay full price next time you get Annual Passes.

    I had this dilemma last year. My passes were expiring July 31, but I knew I would not be visiting again until November. However, by the time I factored in the discount for renewing and the price increase that I knew was imminent, I renewed and it was well worth it.

    Weigh the pros and cons of renewal, and decide what makes the most sense financially.  The Annual Pass is a large investment, so make it work the best you can.

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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