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  • On Apr 30, 2019
    Celeste from NE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If you purchase an annual pass but don’t want it to activate until your first day at the park can you still FastPass prior and book hotels at the annual pass discount?

    Hi, Celeste! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks so much for stopping by with your question. Becoming a member of the Annual Passholder family is definitely one of the most magical decisions you can make! There are so many amazing benefits afforded to members, especially all of the available discounts! Not only are the merchandise and dining discounts, but you can also get great rates on Resort guest rooms and even discounted Disney Water Park Tickets! While you may be planning a late fall or early winter trip, do not easily discount a trip to the water parks. I have been to Walt Disney World Resort in every month and I can tell you that even in December, it can definitely still be warm enough for a trip down Miss Adventure Falls! Having the Annual Passholder discount for the water parks makes this a great destination no matter the season.

    Annual Passes are not activated until the first time they are used to enter a theme park. You are more than welcome to start making FastPass+ selections for your upcoming visit. Doing so will not affect the start date of your pass. When you hop on the My Disney Experience mobile app, the system will recognize that you have an Annual Pass loaded onto your account and will allow you to make up to three FastPass+ selections for each day you plan to visit a park in the next 30 days. If you already have a Resort hotel stay connected to your account, then it will expand that FastPass+ window to 60 days from your check-in date. Speaking of Resort hotels, you can even go ahead and start applying any available Passholder-exclusive room offers to your stay. The room discounts are limited at select resorts, so be sure to reserve your favorite view as soon as possible!

    Thanks again for stopping by and please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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