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  • On Sep 25, 2022
    Anna from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I get the pixie annual pass with monthly payments, am I able to upgrade to a higher tier annual pass once they become available? Will I have to pay the remaining balance of my pixie pass or will the monthly payment increase to the higher tier?

    Hey Howdy Hey Anna and welcome to planDisney!

    ChEARs to you Anna for your big move to Florida! There are many benefits for Walt Disney World Resort fans living in Florida. Of course, the proximity to the park would be the biggest, but Disney also usually has excellent discounts for Florida residents on tickets and sometimes stays that will make going to the parks more than worth your while! Thank you for your question on annual passes and the potential upgrade. Let's review the process and get you some answers!

    As you have correctly noted, as of right now, only the Disney Pixie Dust Pass is available for purchase for Florida residents only. If you were to purchase this option right now, you would be able to upgrade to a higher tier pass once they become available. At that time, the usual process would be paying the upcharge for that month for the higher tier pass and then you would have a new monthly payment if you go with that option. Where it gets tricky is when the passes become available and how much you have already paid towards your Pixie Dust Pass. At the current rate, and these are subject to change, the Disney Pirate Pass requires a down payment of $205 to qualify for the monthly payment option. As long as this is met and accounted for, then you would be able to upgrade to the Pirate Pass. 

    Becoming part of the Walt Disney World Passholder community is such a big event and a key move for any Disney World fan. There are so many benefits to being an annual passholder including all of the great discounts with your annual pass. Did you know there is also a Facebook group for Disney World Passholders as well? Here you will be able to connect with other passholders and keep up with all of the latest news and updates regarding any benefits and extras you get as a valued member. 

    I hope this information was helpful as you continue to decide on becoming an annual passholder. If there are any other questions you have, please feel free to stop back and let us know, we would be happy to help!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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