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  • On Jun 18, 2019
    Rhonda from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can a new annual pass holder from out of state start booking fast passes before their annual pass is activated at the gate?

    Hi Rhonda,

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question! It sounds like you're planning a trip with a fellow Mouseketeer who lives out of state. How fun! I'm happy to let you know that yes, as long as the annual pass is linked to the Guest's My Disney Experience account, the system will recognize that they'll soon be visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" and the new Annual Passholder will be able to make FastPass+ selections 60 days ahead of time if staying at a Disney Resort hotel and 30 days beforehand if staying elsewhere.

    All your loved one will need to do upon arrival is take their annual pass voucher and a valid photo ID to a theme park ticket window or to Guest Relations at Disney Springs and a Cast Member will be able to activate their annual pass and give them their card. They'll be able to use the card to enter the theme parks, hop in FastPass+ queues, link Disney PhotoPass photos to their account, and show proof of Passholder status (along with a valid photo ID) to take advantage of any perks or discounts. Once they've activated their annual pass, they can log in to their account and personalize their complimentary MagicBand, which will then be mailed to their home.

    I hope this helps, Rhonda, and please let us know if you have any other questions. I hope that you and your fellow Mouseketeer have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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