• On Jan 22, 2018
    Richard from PA 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 renewed my annual pass last month and am going to WDW in just a few days. Can I go right into the park the first day or do I need to have it activated?

    Hi Richard!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    This is a great question and I kind of  have an answer for you.

    I have had two different experiences with this. The first time I renewed my Walt Disney World Annual Pass, I was able to just walk in using my MagicBand for entry. The second time, they asked me to head over to Guest Relations to pick up a new card and activate the pass.

    I spoke with a Cast Member and they said that some people can enter immediately, while others need to go to Guest Relations for activation. It depends on what type of pass you have and how old your Annual Passholder card is that you use for discounts, as you may need a newer version.

    I'm sorry this is somewhat of a vague answer. It's worth a shot to go right in, but just know that they may send you to Guest Relations anyway.


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