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  • On Apr 24, 2023
    Elizabeth from PA 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 AP. I'm going to WDW Aug, but don't plan on using the AP for the 1st time until Oct. The website is offering me AP resort rates for my Aug trip. Can I take advantage of those rates before I actually use/activate my pass in Oct?

    Hi Elizabeth! Thank you for reaching out to planDisney with your question.

    Congratulations on securing your new annual pass. How incredibly exciting! Your annual pass is your ticket to experiencing the true magic of the resort because you can keep returning to see what new and exciting experiences have been added. And at the Walt Disney World Resort, there is always something new and exciting to look forward to! Personally, I cannot wait to experience Tiana's Bayou Adventure when it opens in late 2024 in Magic Kingdom Park. The Princess and the Frog is such a great film and I know those Imagineers are going to wow us with all the details and story elements in this exciting new addition to my favorite park!

    For you to take advantage of the many perks and discounts available to Annual Passholders, your annual pass would need to be activated. I confirmed with a friendly Cast Member that you can book a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel with an annual pass discount (if available and applicable) over the phone. However, when you check in, you'd have to show your activated annual pass. If your pass is not activated at the time of check-in, you would be charged the full price for the room. So if you were not planning on activating your annual pass for your trip in August, you would not be able to take advantage of any annual pass discounts at that time. However, if you do decide to activate your pass for August, you would simply do so by visiting any Guest Relations or ticket window outside of any of the theme parks or the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs. Then, when it's time to check in, you'll be able to provide proof of an activated annual pass!

    Elizabeth, once your pass is activated, you'll have a full calendar year of magic awaiting you. I can't wait for you to unlock the magic of the resort!

    If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out again.

    You are the key to unlocking your own magic,

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