• On Nov 25, 2019
    Rachel from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi, I have a package booked and have been thinking about upgrading from my ticket to an annual pass. I'm having a really hard time deciding if I should do it in advance or upgrade at the parkd during my trip. Any advice?

    Hi, Rachel!

    Thank you for reaching out to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I know you must be counting down to your upcoming stay at the Walt Disney World Resort in March! Whenever I think of a magical vacation in March, I envision strolling around the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. I'm sure it is on your list of must-dos!

    Rachel, I recently became a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder after upgrading my ticket that was a part of my vacation package. It was very simple (and quick!) to upgrade at Guest Relations, and my benefits were immediately active. Ever since then, I have been taking full advantage of the fabulous benefits that come along with 365 days of magic. The first one I put to use was Memory Maker. My favorite souvenirs are always my vacation photos, so having all my Disney PhotoPass pictures included is a huge perk for me! Also, I've loved saving money on my other Disney souvenirs and food. And I can't forget to mention that I've already used my Annual Pass discount to save on one of the many behind the scenes tours

    Since your vacation is still a few months away, it does give you a little more time to save for your Annual Pass. I purchased Disney Gift Cards when I decided to upgrade my ticket. By the time my trip arrived, I had bought enough cards to pay for the difference in price. 

    I hope I've helped you with your decision, Rachel. If you have any additional questions, please let us know.

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