• On Apr 6, 2018
    Allison from GA 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.

    We just returned yesterday from our first Disney World trip. I'm considering returning in 6 months in October. Can I pay the difference between what I just paid and the annual pass rate to get an annual pass?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Allison. 

    I hope this past visit was as magical as you hoped! If you’re anything like me (and by asking about an Annual Pass, it sounds like so ; ) you probably began planning another Walt Disney World Resort vacation before you left! I can’t bear to leave the magic without a new countdown to look forward to. 

    Allison, in order to upgrade an existing ticket to an Annual Pass, the ticket needs to still be active and have at least one day left in it. Your typical ticket will have a 14-day expiration date from time of activation – or first use. So, if your ticket from your last visit checks those two requirements off, you could potentially upgrade it. But it must be done onsite at Guest Relations at the theme parks or Disney Springs. 

    If you’re unsure about the status of your ticket and would like an official answer, reach out to Disney’s Ticket helpline by calling (407) 566-4985 where a helpful cast member can look up you ticket information and provide you with more specific details.

    For any additional planning questions, please do come back and visit us. It’s our pleasure to assist you as you plan another enchanted visit to the place where the magic is endless. 

    Sending you annual passholder pixie dust that you are able to make those AP wishes come true! 

    See ya real soon,

    Emille ºoº
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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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