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  • On May 31, 2019
    Kimberly from AZ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi!! We ordered our annual passes online. Then booked a hotel. We set up the Disney app and made fast passes and reservations. We got out magic bands synced. Do we still have to activate passes in the park?

    Hi Kimberly,

    You are ON it! As someone who believes that planning is a big part of the fun, I love hearing about all you've poured into making your visit magical, and I'm super excited for you to join the Annual Passholder family! You're going to LOVE not only being able to visit "The Most Magical Place on Earth" whenever you'd like, but also all of the fantastic perks and discounts that come along with it!

    To be able to enter the theme parks with your annual pass, yes, you'll need to head to a theme park ticket window or to Guest Relations at Disney Springs to have a Cast Member activate it. Just be sure to bring your voucher along with a valid photo I.D. and the Cast Member will exchange your voucher for a physical Annual Passholder card. After that, you'll be able to come and go from the theme parks as you please and show your card to receive any applicable discounts on shopping, dining, or activities. The best part is that your magical year doesn't begin until you've activated your annual pass, so all of this planning time is simply bonus time!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question, Kimberly, and please feel free to come back and see us again if we can help with anything else. I hope that you have a truly incredible year experiencing the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort and making wonderful memories with your annual pass!

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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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