• On May 22, 2019
    Carly 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 just purchased a WDW Silver Pass and am looking forward to being an annual passholder! Does my year begin on the purchase date, or the first time I actually use the pass? Since I'm heading into a blockout season, can I still get discounts, etc.?

    Hi there, Carly! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and congratulations on your brand new Annual Pass! I bet you're getting really excited about all of your magical Disney days ahead!

    I absolutely love being an Annual Passholder. It’s such a treat to be able to head over to the Walt Disney World Resort for the day if we like, or even book a stay at a Disney Resort hotel now and then. We have so much flexibility because with our Florida Resident Annual Passes, our Theme Park tickets are already taken care of.

    Your Florida Resident Silver Annual Pass is valid for one year from the date you activate it at Walt Disney World, not your purchase date if you bought the pass in advance. Do note that you’ll need to stop by a ticket window or Guest Relations location before entering a Theme Park to show your proof of Florida residency and pick up your Annual Pass cards. After that, you’re good to go!

    Carly, rest assured that even though your Silver Annual Pass has some blockout dates, you’ll still be able to take advantage of those incredible Passholder discounts outside the Parks. My family also has Silver Annual Passes, and we’ll often plan a non-Parks stay during blockout periods. I’ve never had any issues receiving our Passholder discounts on meals, merchandise, and more during these visits.

    I’m sure you can’t wait to start planning all kinds of amazing adventures with your new Annual Pass, Carly! Please feel free to stop by and see us anytime you have a question. We love to help!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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