• On Feb 4, 2017
    Alicia 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 a 3 day park hopper am I able to upgrade to a gold pass? And how much of a difference in pay do I pay?

    Hi, Alicia! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    I’m glad you brought us your question! I’m guessing you are looking at the Florida resident Annual Pass, since you mentioned the Gold Annual Pass, and that pass is only available to Florida Residents. If that is the case, you’ll be glad to know that you can upgrade to a Walt Disney World Resort Gold Annual Pass and apply what you paid for your 3-day park hopper to the total cost of the pass. Depending on how much you paid on your 3-day park hopper, that amount will be applied to cost of the Gold Pass and you will just have to cover the balance. 

    Be sure to do this while you are visiting or within 14 days of first use of your ticket. Upgrading to this Florida Resident Annual Pass has to be done in person at any Walt Disney World theme park ticket window or at Guest Relations. Currently, you cannot upgrade online or by phone. 

    As an Annual Passholder myself I can tell you it’s so worth it! You’ll love visiting more often and getting to see and experience all that the Walt Disney World Resort has to offer! And with all the new attractions lined up to debut this summer, like Pandora – The World of Avatar, you won’t want to miss out on visiting again soon! Keep in mind all the wonderful benefits of being a passholder! It’s truly a win-win! 

    Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back and see us again soon! 

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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