• On Nov 15, 2017
    Charles from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I purchased to annual passes. The first time I park before picking up passes will I have to pay to park?

    Hi Charles!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thank you for sending us your awesome question about Walt Disney World Resort annual passes.

    Congratulations on becoming an annual passholder. I am sure you will find the benefits, discounts and passholder-exclusive events that accompany being a passholder to be “out of this World”! One of my favorite benefits of being a passholder is the complimentary standard parking at Walt Disney World Resort theme parks.

    Yes, you must pay for theme park parking before activating your Walt Disney World Resort annual pass. However, there are a few options for receiving your parking benefit in advance of entering a Walt Disney World Resort theme park.

    1. Head over to Disney Springs and have your pass activated at Guest Relations. Parking at Disney Springs is complimentary!

    2. If you receive an exchange certificate via mail in advance of your vacation, you can show it at the parking booth in order to receive your complimentary parking.

    3. Your annual passes are automatically linked to any MagicBands that are “active” in your Disney Account. Have a parking attendant scan your MagicBand in order to verify that you are an annual passholder. If your pass does not show as active, let the attendant know that you will be activating it that day. Please have your printed confirmation with you as well.

    If you have to pay parking, please keep your receipt handy. Once you arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort theme park of your choice, visit Guest Relations in order to receive your refund/credit.

    If you have any other questions in advance of your vacation, please visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel again. We are all ears!

    Wishing you a Magical Year,

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Meet the Panelist: Priscila, Florida

Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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