Guardians of the Galaxy at Night
  • On Apr 7, 2023
    Marnie from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will the new annual passes activate on first use, or when purchased?

    Hello, Marnie,

    Thank you for sending your question to planDisney.  I was so happy to read that Walt Disney World Annual Passes will go on sale on April 20, 2023.  They are a great option for guests who visit Walt Disney World more frequently.  I also really like the added feature that guests can enter the theme parks after 2 PM without needing a theme park reservation (please note that the exception to this is visiting the Magic Kingdom on Saturdays and Sundays; blackout dates still need to be observed). 

    When you purchase your Annual Pass, it is not active until you first use it. Once your Annual Pass is activated, you'll be able to take advantage of some great discounts on things like dining and merchandise. You may also be able to book a Disney Resort with an Annual Passholder Discount. 

    I anticipate many guests will be planning to purchase Annual Passes on April 20, 2023 (or April 13, 2023, for Disney Vacation Club members).  I'd encourage you to know which pass you plan on purchasing beforehand.  As the day grows closer, I'd continue checking the Annual Passholder page for further information about the exact timing for when the sales will begin.

    Wishing you a magical day.  Please let us know if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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