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  • On Mar 13, 2024
    Timothy from FL 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 purchased five annual passes. Do I have to activate them all at one time? If I have to activate them all at one time, do the other people have to be present? It’s just hard for all of my family to get together at one time.

    Hi there, Timothy, and welcome to planDisney!

    As an Annual Passholder myself, I know just how exciting it is to have the freedom to visit Walt Disney World Resort as often as you'd like! This, combined with the additional Passholder perks such as discounts on select dining, merchandise, and experiences, makes the purchase of Annual Passes such a fun investment for families like yours hoping to make magical memories together. 

    Because Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passes are not active until they are manually used to gain entrance to a theme park, the five passes you purchased do not necessarily need to be activated at one time. Keep in mind that Annual Passes cannot be reassigned once they are used for theme park entry, so the person assigned to the Pass will need to be the person who activates it regardless of who made the purchase, and since passes are valid 365 days from activation, if your family members activate the Passes on different dates, they will expire on different dates as well. Furthermore, Passes that are not activated within a year of purchase will disappear from your My Disney Experience account, so you will need to have the value of the Pass applied toward the purchase of a new one.

    I hope this was helpful, Timothy, and that your family has a wonderful year filled with magical moments that become lifelong memories. If any additional questions arise in the upcoming year, feel free to stop back by. Hakuna Matata. I'm always happy to help!

    Thinking Happy Thoughts,
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