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  • On Jan 21, 2024
    Kayli 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.

    How do I show my AP Pirate Pass at restaurants or in stores to apply the discount? We have magic bands, if that helps. Thank you!

    Hiya, Kayli, and welcome to planDisney from a fellow Floridian! Don't you love the perks and benefits of living in the Sunshine State? I'm also an Annual Passholder, so we share many Disney traits. Applying the passholder discount is as easy as hugging Mickey, so let's talk about how it works when you visit Walt Disney World Resort.

    In the past, I was asked to show my Annual Passholder physical card and a valid photo ID to have discounts applied. I even have a cute Minnie Mouse cardholder with a clear window to slide out the passholder card behind my ID; the Cast Member at the shop or restaurant would check both, and like magic, my discount would be applied.

    When I renewed my pass a couple of months ago, the Cast Member at Guest Relations told me that the physical cards are being phased out over the next couple of years. He said the goal is for passholders to pull up their annual pass on their mobile app and show a photo ID to qualify for discounts. 

    It's been my experience that most shops and restaurants still look at the physical passholder card, but there was one dining location that asked me to pull up my Annual Pass on the app last week. I noticed that my new passholder card doesn't list an expiration date, so that's probably the reason for the new policy. 

    To pull up your pass, open your My Disney Experience mobile app and tap the Tickets and Passes tile. Your annual pass should populate across the top, and the expiration date will be under the bar code. Showing that and a valid photo ID will have you enjoying passholder savings at many locations throughout the theme parks, resorts, and Disney Springs. 

    While you can use your MagicBand as your Disney Resort Hotel key, theme park ticket, and more, your band will not work as proof of your annual pass for discounts. 

    One tip is that when you place a mobile order for food or merchandise at participating locations, your passholder discount will "autoMAGICally" be applied! Check out Mobile Food Ordering and Merchandise Mobile Checkout to see how easy it is. It's been months since I waited in line for food or merchandise!

    Kayli, I hope your visit is practically perfect in every way, and enjoy that Disney Pirate Pass! Please feel free to stop by planDisney with any additional questions.

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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