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  • On Sep 11, 2023
    Kathleen from GA 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 my annual pass and my first trip with it will be October 16th do I need to pick up a physical pass that morning or can I just got straight to the parks with my magicband linked to that account?

    Hey there, Kathleen, and welcome to planDisney!

    Woohoo! Congrats on becoming an Annual Passholder! Purchasing and renewing my annual pass is the best thing I’ve ever done. I will forever treasure the memories I’ve made with my family throughout the years. I’d be more than happy to share with you how to unlock this magic. 

    Once you’ve purchased your annual pass, it will show in your My Disney Experience app in your “Tickets and Passes.” You can also add it to your digital wallet or even link your MagicBand+. If you are not a Florida resident who didn’t verify residency online or purchased your annual pass as a Disney Vacation Club member, you should be able to go straight to a theme park’s entry point without visiting a ticket window to activate it. 

    By the way, although I rarely use my physical card, it’s still not a terrible idea to stop by Guest Relations or a ticket window to get one during one of your visits. It makes for a cool memento, and it’s super easy to pull out when proving your Annual Passholder status when getting food and merchandise discounts. 

    AN EXTRA GEM: With an annual pass, you receive free parking at the theme parks. So, even on your first visit, simply show the Cast Member your annual pass via the My Disney Experience app or your digital wallet. Have a photo ID ready to go as well. If you still somehow are asked to pay, keep your receipt and you will be refunded once you’re inside the theme park. 

    Get ready for many amazing adventures at Walt Disney World this year, Kathleen! If you have any other questions or need suggestions about what to do at the Most Magical Place on Earth, give us a holler here at planDisney. 

    Magic always,
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