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  • On Sep 14, 2019
    Caitlin from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Planning an April trip to WDW and are also looking at getting Annual Passes. If we use the AP for a hotel is that when the passes will be activated or will they be activated when we get to the park? Ideally, we’d like them activated on our 1st park day.

    Hello there, Caitlin! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and ask your wonderful Walt Disney World Resort vacation question!

    Congratulations on your decision to become a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder! In addition to gaining admission to four amazing theme parks, you will also gain many complimentary benefits available to Walt Disney World Annual Passholders. Some of these include complimentary standard parking at all theme parks, special discounts on merchandise, food, and beverages, early FastPass+ reservation times, and more! I would also recommend keeping an eye on the Passholder Extras page for additional offerings that change based on the season!

    Your Walt Disney World Annual Pass must be activated at any Guest Relations location or theme park ticket window prior to its first use. This means that your year of magic begins only once you've officially activated your Walt Disney World Annual Pass. For example, if you activate your Walt Disney World Annual Pass on October 1st, 2019, it would be valid from that day until October 1st, 2020. 

    I hope this information assists you in planning for your upcoming vacation to Walt Disney World Resort! Please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you!

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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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