• On Oct 8, 2017
    Kymberlee from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning a trip in February and will be buying annual passes. I wanted to know if I can buy our annual passes now so that I can receive the hotel discounts but activate them when we go in February? Or will they be active immediately upon purchasing?

    Welcome Home, Kymberlee!

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I love answering questions for fellow Floridians — especially questions about Walt Disney World Resort annual passes!

    Congratulations on your upcoming vacation. You are doing a great job planning in advance! In fact, I did the same thing you are planning on doing. I purchased my first Walt Disney World Resort annual pass in advance of my vacation in order to “lock in” the Resort hotel discounts.

    You will be able to enjoy some of the many benefits that accompany being a Walt Disney World Resort annual passholder, including seasonal discounts on select Disney Resort hotels, as soon as you purchase your annual pass! However, your annual pass will not be activated until you visit Walt Disney World Resort in February. The only way for your annual pass to become “active” is by visiting a Walt Disney World Resort theme park ticket window, Disney Springs Guest Relations location, or any other Guest Relations location and activating it there.  I encourage you to purchase your annual pass now and start enjoying those awesome Disney Resort hotel discounts and special offers!

    Kymberlee, I hope I have been able to thoroughly answer your question. If you have any additional questions or want to learn more about being a Walt Disney World Resort annual passholder, please visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel again. We are always here to help you!

    With a Sprinkling of Pixie Dust,

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Meet the Panelist: Priscila, Florida

Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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