• On Aug 15, 2017
    Dulce from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, I plan on getting at least one AP ticket during our next WDW family trip in order to use the free parking and other perks, do i have to have the AP activated first ? I want to be able to use my AP discount on a room package prior to visit...

    Hi, Dulce! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 

    Hooray for a soon-to-be Annual Passholder status! You are going to love being an AP. There are so many amazing benefits that come with your annual pass, like special discounts and offers. We even have our own special entrance at all four theme parks. Now that’s some magical VIP treatment right there! As a fellow AP, allow me to be among the first to welcome you to the most magical club in the world!  

    Dulce, you can absolutely begin taking advantage of your AP discount for any available special offers you might want to book for your upcoming stay. Be sure you have your AP linked to your My Disney Experience account and ready to go for activation once you arrive. Also, because you won’t have your card until you arrive and activate it, you will have to pay to park that first visit. But hold on your receipt so you can get a refund once you activate it and receive your card. You will be able to request this refund at Guest Relations.

    One last AP tip! Bookmark the Annual Passholder discount page on your mobile device so you can easily access it during your visits. There are many opportunities to stretch your Disney dollars with your AP benefits! 

    I hope you have a truly magical year as an Annual Passholder and that it’s just the beginning of many more. 

    See you real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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