Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jan 16, 2016
    Ann from LA 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 have reservations for 2 trips to WDW this year. I will be traveling with a different family group each trip. If I purchase an annual pass will it make a difference on our package if I am the only one in the group with the pass?

    Hey Ann-

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Wahoo! Two trips to Walt Disney World Resort in one year. You are so lucky. I know you will enjoy every magical moment that Mickey Mouse makes.

    Being an Annual Passholder is fantastic. The benefits include discounts on rooms, dining plans, discounts at specific restaurants, merchandise, recreation/tours, free theme park parking and the flexibility to visit any theme park when you want.

    There are two issues here: ticket and room reservation. If you buy a Magic Your Way Vacation Package that includes room and tickets then everyone will need the same tickets as a package requires all members to have the same entitlements. When you make a room-only reservation then you may buy tickets separately. This will allow you to use your annual pass without purchasing extra tickets. You may also use your annual pass to get a Passholder rate on the room. Only one member of the party needs to be an Annual Passholder to receive the benefit. Special offers for room discounts may also be available for Annual Passholders during your travel dates. If you want the package then buy the tickets and apply the ticket cost to your future annual pass renewal.

    Magic Your Way Vacation Packages come with many nice perks such as discounts at restaurants and recreational activities. You will need to weigh these benefits over your own ticket purchase.

    Disney Dad Tip: Please carry your Annual Pass with you into the theme parks and resorts. You will receive discounts on food and merchandise only if you show them the annual pass. Your MagicBand does not hold that information.

    Ann, enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    ~Jason ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found on both coasts at the "Happiest Place on Earth" and "Most Magical Place on Earth."  I am so excited to share my "yEARS" of pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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