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  • On Sep 29, 2023
    Crissy 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.

    By purchasing an annual pass does that grant early access to the parks?

    Hey there, Crissy! Welcome back to planDisney and thanks for stopping by with such a great question!

    I am so happy to hear that the magic of Walt Disney World Resort is calling, and you plan on answering the call by becoming an Annual Passholder! The magic called me to become a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder almost ten years ago, and I have loved every magical moment. There is nothing like being able to just make a Theme Park Reservation and head to my happy place on a whim, and I'm thrilled for you to experience this same joy. The greatest benefit of all is being able to return to the magic time and time again, but let's chat about pixie-dusted Passholder perks. 

    While Annual Passholder perks and discounts change all the time, currently, Early Theme Park Entry is reserved for Disney Resort Hotel Guests and is not offered to Annual Passholders who aren't staying at a Disney Resort hotel. But Hakuna Matata! It means "no worries." There are so many Passholder perks, deals and discounts, and my favorites are the Special Passholder Room Offers. Saving serious money to stay at a Disney Resort Hotel? Yes, please! Then, once you're staying in the magic, enjoy Early Entry to the parks!

    I recommend always keeping a close eye on the Passholder Program page on the Walt Disney World website for the latest and greatest Passholder-exclusive experiences, perks, discounts, and extras. A year full of endless magic awaits!

    While this probably wasn't the answer you were hoping for, Crissy, I hope it was at least helpful! Please feel free to stop by any time with any questions you may have. You've got a friend in me.

    Wishing you a year of fun and magic,


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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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