• On Sep 19, 2021
    Taryn from FL 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 we purchase Pirate annual passes now and realize that we needed Sourcerer passes (because there is a small chance our extended family can only go during blockout dates in April), are we able to upgrade in April?

    Hi, Taryn! It's a pleasure to welcome you to planDisney! 

    We've been Annual Passholders in my family for a few years now, and we'll soon have to decide which of the magical new Walt Disney World Annual Pass options to choose, too. It's going to be a tough decision!

    Generally, once you've purchased an Annual Pass, the time to upgrade to a higher level is during your renewal window, which is 60 days before and 30 days after the expiration date of your pass. In that case, you can easily renew and choose your new pass level online right in your My Disney Experience account.

    In the past, Disney has allowed Guests to upgrade an Annual Pass that isn't yet up for renewal, but it had to be done in person at a Guest Relations location at the theme parks or at the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs. With the new Annual Pass system in place now, I'm not sure if upgrades outside the renewal window are still possible. Your best bet is to get in touch with V.I.PASSHOLDER Support at the number listed near the bottom of this page and check with a Cast Member to see what your options are. I'm sure they'll work with you to make sure you have the passes that are a perfect fit for your family.

    Taryn, it's going to be such an exciting year to be an Annual Passholder! The World's Most Magical Celebration for Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary promises lots of fun events, new experiences, and exclusive perks for us lucky passholders. I can't wait for it all to get started on October 1!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Taryn. I hope you have a magical visit with your extended family, and be sure to come see us again if you have any more questions. We're all EARS!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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