• On Jan 6, 2020
    Lori from NJ 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.

    After running the numbers, will get 1 annual pass for myself, park hopper for hubby and kid for 2 upcoming WDW trips, this works best for us money wise. Just want to confirm that they do not need an AP as long as I book and buy everything, yes?

    Hi Lori,

    Welcome to the Disney Park Moms Panel! I'm always thrilled when someone takes the time to run the numbers to make the best decisions about their Walt Disney World Resort vacations. I do the very same thing. You are correct that you only need one Annual Pass to access special offers and discounts. If the Annual Pass is in your name, you will need to make the purchases to receive the discount. Be prepared to show your ID to verify you are the Passholder.
    I am the Annual Passholder in my family because I take trips with my family and trips with my friends. Our children are in college so my husband and I will sometimes plan several quick trips. In that case, it makes sense for my husband to have an Annual Pass as well. We are always playing with the numbers to make sure we are spending our vacation money well. 
    Be sure to pay attention to the Passholder Program. This is where you are going to find the most up-to-date information about discounts, events, or limited-time offers. I set a reminder to check the Passholder Program two weeks before my vacation to make sure I know about the latest deals. 
    Lori, thank you for visiting us with your question. I hope you'll let us know if you have other Annual Pass or planning questions. 
    Wishing you happy planning,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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