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  • On Jun 14, 2019
    Renee from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have been researching the Annual Pass for my family. When does it go into effect? The date you purchase the. Or the date you initially use a ticket? I would like to purchase them now for next summer so I can access FP+ selections when the time comes

    Hi Renee,

    You are going to LOVE becoming an Annual Passholder! Not only are there so many great perks and discounts, but you'll be able to visit "The Most Magical Place on Earth" whenever you'd like. Does it get any better than that?! My favorite part about having an annual pass is that I can slow down and enjoy the magic in unexpected places and in ways I've never discovered before. Because I know I'll be back again soon, I don't feel like I have to hit experience everything on each trip.

    I'm happy to let you know that your magical year will begin when you activate your passes, not when you purchase them. After you buy them, go ahead and link them to your My Disney Experience account if that didn't happen automagically, then you'll be able to make your FastPass+ selections ahead of time. Once you arrive, all you'll need to do is take your vouchers and valid photo IDs to a theme park ticket window or to Guest Relations at Disney Springs, and a Cast Member will activate your annual passes and give you physical cards that you may use for entering the theme parks, hopping into FastPass+ lines, linking Disney PhotoPass photos, as well as receiving any discounts.

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Renee, and please feel free to bring us any other questions you may have as you're planning any of your trips! I hope that you have a truly magical year celebrating favorite Disney traditions and experiencing new adventures with your annual passes!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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