• On Oct 11, 2016
    Debra from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Possibly buying an annual pass only for my 3 year old. Our in-laws want to take him for a week, and our family plans to go again later the same year. Can we use discounts associated with an annual pass for our family visit if he is in our group?

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Debra!

    You ask a great question!

    My family visits Walt Disney World Resort often, however, we don't always go on each trip as an entire family, either. Much like your family, we may have one or two of us who manage to take more than one trip in one year, while the others spread their visits out due to different schedules. Because of this, we often have only one or two in our party of four with an Annual Pass. In fact, there have been a couple of occasions when my tween son was the only one visiting on an AP, yet we still used his AP to access any discounts we'd like to enjoy while touring. When utilizing any discounts, I keep my own photo ID with me, so that, if asked, I can show a Cast Member that we are eligible for them. Check out details of current benefits via this link to the Walt Disney World Passholder Program. We love our Annual Passes!

    If you are thinking of purchasing an Annual Pass for your son, consider doing so now through January 3rd, 2017. Guests who do so get a 13 month Annual Pass, instead of the usual 12, and that pass does not become activated until your son's first visit to a WDW park. What a great deal! I just upgraded my own 5-day park ticket to 13 months of fun, saving so much money than if I had purchased two sets of tickets. You'll love this option!

    Send more questions as you plan your upcoming trips to Walt Disney World, Debra; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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