Disney Springs
  • On Apr 25, 2023
    Ronny from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have purchased an annual pass but cannot activate until I go in June, can I still get the annual pass holder discount at the hotel. Because I would check into the hotel before I go to the parks.

    Hiya Ronny!

    Welcome to planDisney! Welcome as well to the Annual Passholder family! I recently got my first Annual Pass and I am loving all of these Annual Passholder Disney Resort special offers

    They were so good that I went ahead and booked a stay so I share your excitement! I was able to use my linked online annual pass to book a discounted room with no problem. I have not technically activated my card yet either! However, I did confirm with two Cast Members that I will have to somehow figure out a way to get my Annual Pass activated and get my actual Annual Passholder card before I can check into the Resort that I had booked with the special Annual Passholder discount. There are two ways that I think both of us can do this. Both methods involve leaving any luggage with Bell Services and heading off for a brief adventure.

    1. First option: Visit the closest Theme Park and head to the ticket booth to get my pass activated and get my Annual Passholder card. Bonus: Enter the Park and savor the feeling of being an Annual Passholder. Of course, you must make sure to have a Theme Park Reservation in place if you choose this option. 

    2. Second option which also sounds fun is to visit Disney Springs and head to Guest Relations. Then stop for a treat or a lovely dinner. Bonus tip: My family loves the loaded waffles at Marketplace Snacks and they are large enough to share! (If you want to!)

    I hope this helps as I do know it has helped prepare me for my next steps. I hope you have a wonderful year as a passholder in the Parks and enjoy every minute! Let me know if you have any more questions!

    Happy Planning!


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