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  • On May 10, 2024
    Jean 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.

    1) If I RENEW my Pixie Pass does it really expire in one year from RENEWAL DATE or does it expire on one year from park entry date (like the initial pass purchase)? 2) If I did not use the renewal pass in the year can I use that cost to purchase a new one?

    Welcome to planDisney, Jean. We're glad you're here!

    Being a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder brings a year full of fun, memories, and laughter at The Most Magical Place on Earth. Currently, existing Annual Passholders can renew their pass 60 days before and 30 days after the expiration date and, per the Walt Disney World website, a "renewed Annual Pass will expire one year from your Anniversary Date" regardless of when it is renewed. This means that, unlike the initial purchase in which a pass is activated upon first use, a renewed annual pass is immediately active and expires one year from the previous expiration date.

    Please note that renewing your pass after it expires but within the 30-day renewal window will not change the expiration date for your renewed pass, Jean. The Walt Disney World Resort Annual Pass Terms and Conditions state that "the renewed Pass will be backdated to begin on the day after the expiration date of the original Pass.

    Unfortunately, Jean, since the renewed pass is already activated, if you do not use it during the renewal year the cost cannot be applied to the purchase of a new pass. It is only an unactivated, expired Pass that may be applied toward the purchase of a new Pass. A renewed pass is already activated.

    The good news is that all Walt Disney World Annual Pass Options are currently available. So there is an option to let your current pass expire and to re-purchase a new pass that you activate on your next trip. Please note that the number of passes will "be limited and passes, or a pass type, may become unavailable for purchase at any time" so I would recommend purchasing as soon as you know your trip dates!

    I hope this information helps, Jean. Thanks again for stopping by!

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, California

Hi, I'm Melissa - an archivist, wife, mom, and Disneyland Resort specialist from Southern California. I've been visiting Disneyland since I was a baby and, now that I've got three Mouseketeers of my own, I love experiencing everything Disney through their eyes. From watching the Straw Hatters on Main Street, U.S.A. to riding "it's a small world," making magical memories as a family is one of my favorite things. I can't wait to help you research your next Disney vacation. See ya real soon! Learn More About Melissa

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