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  • On Mar 24, 2021
    Kathy from TX Asked

    I purchased an annual pass (platinum) online over a year ago and finally get to use it this summer. What do I have to do once I arrive to activate it and/or receive the annual pass card that I've read about?

    Hi Kathy!

    Welcome to planDisney! How exciting that you will finally get to activate and use your Walt Disney World Annual Pass! I know the last year has been challenging for so many of us and it feels wonderful to begin traveling again.

    As an Annual Passholder myself, I have gone through the activation process many times. It is pretty simple, but I do recommend you leave yourself extra time as it can take a few minutes to process.

    Before you visit a theme park for the first time, head to Guest Relations either outside one of the theme parks, water parks, or at Disney Springs. You’ll need to provide your ticket information in the form of a Magic Band, confirmation number, or linked Annual Pass in your My Disney Experience Mobile App, and a government-issued photo ID. The Cast Member will activate your Annual Pass and issue you your Annual Passholder Card to use for discounts and special perks.

    Then it’s time to head into the theme parks for a year’s worth of magic! Remember to always ask when dining or purchasing merchandise if there is an Annual Passholder discount available, and I recommend checking out the Passholder Program Page to get an overview of all the magic that’s included in your Annual Pass!

    I hope this helps with your planning, Kathy. Please let me know what additional questions you may have before your visit, we are here to help!

    -Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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