• On Oct 4, 2021
    Kimberly from CA 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 just purchased an annual pass for a December 2021 trip, and was under the impression that the activation was the first day we use it?

    Hi Kimberly, 

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for stopping by with your great question about the new Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholder Program.  First of all, congratulations on becoming an Annual Passholder, now you are able to experience a full year of Disney magic, just in time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary!

    You are absolutely correct, Kimberly.  Even though you purchased your Annual Pass recently, it won't activate until you first walk through the gates and use your Annual Pass at the touch point.  This will also be used as your renewal date when the time comes.  Since you have already purchased your Annual Pass and should be linked to your My Disney Experience account don't forget to make your Theme Park Reservations for your visit in December using the Disney Park Pass System.  All guests are still required to have both a valid Theme Park Admission as well as a Theme Park Reservation every time you wish to enter a Theme Park, Annual Passholders included.  

    I hope you have a magical time at Walt Disney World Resort this December and have many other visits during your year as an Annual Passholder, Kimberly.  If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to come back to planDisney, we are always happy to help.

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