• On Oct 2, 2021
    Sarah from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I purchase an annual pass online, when do I get the pass and when can I start using it to plan a vacation?

    Hi Sarah,

    Welcome to planDisney!

    I am thrilled to hEAR that you are considering becoming a member of the Annual Passholder family! You will be delighted to know that as soon as you purchase that Annual Pass, it should link to your My Disney Experience account. If it does not link automatically, you can link it by logging into My Disney Experience, clicking on My Plans, clicking on Add More Plans, and then selecting Link Reservations and Purchases.

    Once your Annual Pass is linked to your account, you can start making Disney Park Pass system reservations. If you also have resort hotel reservations with a Disney Resorts Collection or select resort hotel, make sure you have that reservation linked in My Disney Experience. When that resort hotel is linked, you should be able to make park pass reservations for the length of your stay.

    Remember to take advantage of your merchandise and dining discounts when you become an Annual Passholder. I was just in Magic Kingdom for the launch of The World Most Magical Celebration and was lucky enough to get some anniversary merchandise that I had shipped home. The box just arrived!

    Sarah, purchase and link those Annual Passes so you can get started planning now! Once you arrive to the parks, you will need to stop by Guest Relations to activate your Annual Passes. And I HAVE NEWS!!! I stopped by Guest Relations last week and picked up the new anniversary Annual Pass cards for my family and they are super cute. We absolutely love being Annual Passholders and I know you will too!

    Magic and memories,

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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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