• On May 22, 2017
    Catherine from AL 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.

    Hello! We are planning 2 WDW vacations in 2018 and are considering buying APs for my family of 4. We are staying at the Contemporary both times and have heard of good discounts on rooms with the AP. Could you get free dining in addition?

    Hi, Catherine! 

    Welcome to the wonderful world of being an Annual Passholder! It's the most magical pass on earth, opening a whole new world of possibilities while vacationing!

    Did you know in honor of Walt Disney World® Resort's 45th anniversary, Annual Passholder benefits have been expanded to include 20% off merchandise and most dining. In addition, your pass will include 13 months of magic, and the room-only discounts for Passholders can save you 20%-30% off full price rack rates. Select the highlighted link above to check out all the pixie-dusted perks. 

    Another great advantage, Annual Passholders can add a Disney Dining Plan to their room-only resort hotel reservations. However, free Disney Dining Promotions are excluded. Promotional vacation packages that include free dining packages can vary year to year and are not always guaranteed.

    For guests to qualify for the 2017 dining promotion being offered this fall, they must purchase a minimum of a two-day theme park ticket with the park hopper option and pay full price for their preferred accommodations. 

    Once you factor in the savings you're eligible for as an Annual Passholder on your resort hotel room, AND the dining discounts you'll receive, purchasing an "AP" is a no-brainer. 

    I hope this is helpful, Catherine. Please let me know if you should have any additional questions. As an Annual Passholder myself, I am here to help you understand and maximize your benefits. 

    Have a magical day,


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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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