• On Mar 9, 2017
    Cari from FL 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.

    Can I purchase the pass now and then not activate it until we go in June? If I do monthly plan,when does the monthly fee start, now or when activated? Can I get AP discounts now before pass activated?

    Howdy, Cari! You’re in good company, because I’m the proud holder of a Walt Disney World Annual Pass Certificate that I haven’t yet activated! I purchased my AP in February, and my first trip this year won’t be until Spring Break.  In order to activate your pass, you can visit any Walt Disney World Theme Park ticket booth and redeem your printed certificate, so you don’t have to wait until you leave for vacation to purchase it! Be sure to bring your ID with you, it's required for redemption AND Florida residents to enter the parks.

    As far as the monthly payment plan for Florida residents, it begins within a day or two of when the pass is purchased. You will pay a deposit at the time of purchase and then the first payment comes out within about 48 hours. All other payments will occur monthly, after that. You can always pay off your entire balance at any time with zero penalty by calling Passholder Payment Services at (888) 701-4100.

    And darn it, I wish I could say that you could use your discounts before you activated your AP, but sadly, that’s not the case. Otherwise, you know I’d be popping down for a shopping trip… or five! Remember to check all the Annual Passholder Benefits, which include 20% off merchandise and a 10% off select eateries, too!  You’re in for a yEAR of amazing fun, and I’ll see you in Magic Kingdom! ~Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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