• On Jul 18, 2018
    Tmmy from SC 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 on visiting WDW multiple times next year.we are also planning on buying the annual passes.Is there a reason that we would buy passes for the both of us instead of just one? We will be bringing our grandchildren with us on some of the trips

    Hiya, Tammy! 

    How lucky to get to visit Walt Disney World multiple times in the same year! I love visiting during different seasons and through the various holidays, and having an annual pass certainly makes it easier to do so.

    While you only need one annual passholder in your family to utilize the annual passholder benefits, the best reason to have the pass is if it will ultimately be a savings in terms of actual theme park tickets. The benefits are subject to change at any time, and some benefits (such as room discounts) may not be available when you are planning your stay. If you are opting to purchase the pass not as much for the number of days you'll be visiting a theme park, but more for dining and shopping discounts, or those room discounts, and you are using the anticipated savings there to justify the purchase of the pass, then I'd say you really only need one. 

    The break even point varies on the annual passes, but as a general rule of thumb, if you include the free theme park parking and the free PhotoPass downloads, you usually see the value in the annual pass in about 10 days worth of theme park visits. If the others in your family will be visiting at least that many days, it may be worth it for them to also have the pass. 

    May there be many magical vacations in your future!
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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