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  • On Sep 9, 2023
    Sandra from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I am a new DVC member. Just bought after our trip and not planning to go back to Our Happy Place until next summer possibly July or August. Am I able to buy a Sorcerer's pass now and activate it next summer and if so, when would it expire?

    Welcome to planDisney, Sandra!

    First, let me give you a huge congratulations and tell you Welcome Home! We joined Disney Vacation Club 10 years ago and made so many magical memories that would only have been possible with DVC. Let's take a look at one of my favorite benefits: access to the Disney Sorcerer Pass

    We have been Disney Annual Passholders for several years and enjoy spreading our visits throughout all the seasons at Walt Disney World Resort. According to the official policy, a new Annual Pass will expire if not activated within one year of the purchase date. So, if you bought the new Disney Sorcerer Pass now, then you should be good to go for next August. However, you could always wait until a bit later in the year to purchase, but at times, sales of Passes may be limited or suspended. You could also always call the Annual Passholder line to verify waiting to activate your Pass. Keep in mind, if you decide to renew an Annual Pass, then the activation goes into effect once the initial Pass expires, not when first used. So, the regulations are a bit different from new Annual Pass purchases. 

    Quick tip: As a new DVC Member, familiarize yourself with all the perks, discounts, and benefits of Membership. One of my favorites is exclusive access to Lounges throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Take a look at the Member Lounge at EPCOT or Top of the World Lounge- A Villians Lair. Both offer unique experiences, especially for DVC Members. 

    Thank you for visiting planDisney. We are here for all your Disney Vacation Club adventures. 

    Enjoy making magical memories!

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Meet the Panelist: Tiffany, Georgia

Welcome Home! I'm Tiffany, a Speech Pathologist, wife, and mom to two incredible kids. We are a family of voyagers who share a passion for travel, and Disney Vacation Club was where it all started. Our Membership has inspired us to cross an ocean and even host a family reunion at Walt Disney World Resort. I can't wait to help you plan your next Disney Vacation Club adventure! Learn More About Tiffany

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