• On Oct 15, 2020
    Vivian 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.

    HI - I just reserved for October 2021 however I am unable to make a park reservation because my annual passes expire January 2021 and I am unable to renew. How can I ensure park reservations if I am unable to renew my passes??

    Hi Vivian,

    Welcome to planDisney! I am always happy to greet a fellow member of the Annual Passholder family!

    Yes, this is a dilemma. I had this challenge prior to the automatic extension of our annual passes earlier this year. I went ahead and reserved a vacation package with a resort hotel and theme park tickets with the thought that even if our annual passes were not extended and/or we could not renew them, we would still need theme park tickets to go. Fortunately, our annual pass expiration date was extended and we were able to cancel the vacation package within the cancellation period and get our deposit refunded.

    Given the time you have until your trip next year, you will have a good amount of time to plan. Keep your eye on the operational updates, especially for annual passes, resort hotels, and theme park experiences. Our girls always take several months to plan their souvenir purchases so that they can take full advantage of the annual passholder merchandise discounts while in the parks and resorts.

    We also map out our dining plans so that we can estimate our savings in food costs with using our annual passholder discount for dining. Although I realize this planning is not the same as being able to renew that annual pass right now, planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort makes me happy and I am hopeful that planning will bring some joy to your life while you wait!

    Vivian, we cannot wait to welcome you back to a world of magic for your next Incredible Disney Day!

    Magic and memories,

thumbnail image for Donyell

Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.