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  • On Jul 4, 2020
    Alba from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is it possible to buy an annual pass a year in advance? For say, I buy it today and use it first time next July? Also would I get the passholders discount if I reserve a hotel room even if It hasn't been activated?

    Howdy Alba! 

    I’m so glad you stopped by with your question. I love it when a fellow Texan visits the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    First of all, let me just say how exciting it is that you’re thinking about becoming part of the Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholder family! It is one of the most magical decisions my family and I have ever made. Having the option of prolonging the fun at The Most Magical Place on Earth all year long makes me feel so giddy, I can’t help but do a happy dance (or three)!

    Alba, normally you can purchase an Annual Pass in advance and take advantage of the Annual Passholder Resort hotel discount before activating it; however, at this time new Annual Passes are not being sold. Sales are set to resume at a later date, subject to availability. If you’re thinking about going to Walt Disney World Resort in 2021, I’m happy to tell you that you are able to purchase new Disney Resort Hotel packages and theme park tickets and make your park reservations for then. I called and spoke to a Cast Member at Existing Tickets was told you’d be able to upgrade your tickets to Annual Passes once sales resume and modify your Resort hotel reservation to apply the discount then. As for now, all sales are subject to availability but I wanted you to have another option to think about! 

    Alba, I truly hope you start planning that very magical trip of yours soon!

    Aena 
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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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