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  • On Feb 11, 2013
    Kimberly Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Another question! Thanks for advice so far. We are thinking of another trip in the fall this year. Stay 4/3-5/7. Is there a way before or after there to upgrade our 8 day tickets to annual passes? Not sure difference cost to passes from tickets to passes

    Hello Kimberly!
    Upgrading to an annual pass is a  great way to save money if you are planning on multiple trips within one year.  Tickets will have to be upgraded once you arrive at Walt Disney World, just visit Guest Relations throughout the resort .
    There are a few things to look at to make sure you a receiving the maximum value for your upgrade. Currently the cost of an adult 8 day ticket is $298.00 and the cost of an annual pass is $574.00, tax is not included on these prices.  If you wanted to upgrade to an annual pass the cost would be $276.00 per an adult ticket.  In order to break even for the cost of your annual pass you would need to plan on a 6 day vacation for your next visit unless you return for a 3rd vacation within that year.Disney raises ticket prices annually, usually occurring in the summer, so buy your tickets before the price increase.  For example, before the price increase last summer an 8 day ticket would cost $275.00 so by buying your ticket early the savings is $23 a ticket.  If you were visiting after the ticket increase Disney will honor the gate price of the ticket instead of the price you paid in order to upgrade to an annual pass.  You must use the ticket at least once before purchasing your annual pass for the current gate price to be honored.
    To  upgrade to an annual pass you must have at least one day left on your ticket and it be upgraded within 14 days of its initial use.  Annual pass dates will backdated to the  first day you used your Magic Your Way tickets.  If your tickets have the Water Park Fun and More option, upgrade before visiting any water park.  If you upgrade after with that option, you will have to upgrade to a Premier Annual Pass which is $699.00 currently.  I hope this helps and I haven't confused you further.  Please let me know if I can help any more of your questions!

    Happy Planning!
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My husband and I are the parents of five rambunctious Disney loving children.I  I'm passionate about helping families find the magic that is Disney , so let me show you all the magic and savings that awaits on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Mandy

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