• On Nov 27, 2019
    Shelley from AR 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.

    My sister & I are planning our next trip for next Nov We are saving up for APs. Can we upgrade to AP when we get there or is it best to get before we come? Wasn't sure what actual start date is when they are purchased.

    Hello there, Shelley! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks so much for taking the time to reach back out and allowing us to help you plan another visit to Walt Disney World Resort!

    How exciting that you and your sister are planning on becoming Walt Disney World Annual Passholders in the near future! In addition to gaining access to four amazing theme parks, you are also entitled to a variety of perks once you've purchased your Annual Passes! Walt Disney World Annual Passholders receive discounts on select dining locations, recreation rentals, and spa offerings. I would also recommend keeping an eye on the Passholder Extras webpage for any seasonal or limited-time offerings that are available to you in the future! 

    The duration of your Annual Pass begins once you have activated it at either a ticket window at one of the four theme parks or a Guest Relations location! For example, if you and your sister activate your Annual Passes on November 1st, 2020, they would be valid until November 1st, 2021. This means that the date on which you purchase it is not as important as the date you plan on actually activating it. So, ultimately, when you purchase your Annual Passes is largely up to you!

    I hope this information assists you in planning for your upcoming yEAR as a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder! Please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you!

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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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