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  • On Apr 6, 2023
    Morgan 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 purchased an annual pass at the beginning of the month, am I able to upgrade it when the other annual passes are available or do I have to wait until I have to renew my pass?

    Hi Morgan!

    Welcome to planDisney! Congratulations on becoming a recent Walt Disney World Annual Passholder! I can't imagine a better feeling than knowing I can visit the parks as often as my pass allows me. Judging by the date of your purchase, I assume that you were able to snag a Disney Pixie Dust Pass that comes with specific blockout dates. While you still receive a host of benefits, if you want to visit the parks on the weekends, a different Annual Pass would be more beneficial.

    I have great news for you, Morgan! Starting on April 20th, you will have the option to upgrade your Annual Pass. All Annual Passholders can upgrade their pass, outside of their renewal window. You can do so on the Walt Disney World website or by using your My Disney Experience App. You will need to pay the difference in price at the time of upgrading and your new pass will have the same expiration date as the original Annual Pass you purchased. Since your pass is less than a month old, you will practically still have an entire year to use it. This is especially true if you have not activated your pass yet.

    In addition to the host of benefits you receive when becoming a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder, there is also a special offer on Disney Resort Hotels for this upcoming summer. Passholders can save up to 35% on rooms at select Disney Resort Hotels, between the dates of July 11th to September 28th, 2023. I'm excited about all the special Disney memories you are bound to make this year!

    Morgan, I hope you have an easy time upgrading your pass later this month. Annual Passes will be subject to availability, so I would do so as soon as they open up!

    Have a magical day!
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Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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