• On Nov 28, 2016
    Freddy 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.

    Hi. I just purchased my first annual pass and I plan to visit WDW in January 2017. I plan to activate my pass at the park, on my first visit. Will I be able to get free parking on that day? Right before the activation? Thanks.

    Welcome back to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Freddy!

    Welcome, too, to the Disney Annual Pass family. You are going to love the flexibility your AP affords you, and the benefits of being a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder are magical! We enjoy great savings from trip to trip simply by having 365 days of park hopping for one price, select dining and merchandise discounts, free Disney PhotoPass downloads as well as free theme park parking. What a great deal!

    I called Walt Disney World on your behalf to be sure that my answer to your parking question is correct. You should receive a voucher in the mail for your Annual Pass. That AP voucher should be enough for you to be able to park for free at the theme park of your choice on the day you plan to activate your Annual Pass. If, for some reason, the Cast Member assisting you at the entrance to parking charges you anyway, simply bring that parking receipt to the ticketing area when you activate your Annual Pass. At that time, you will be reimbursed for the parking fee.

    While I always link my new Annual Pass to My Disney Experience, I also bring that voucher with me on the day I plan to activate it. Bring yours, too, so that you can enjoy free parking as you make your way to a year's worth of Disney Parks fun!

    Send more questions as you plan, Freddy; we love to help!

    Andrea H
thumbnail image for Andrea

Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.