• On Oct 19, 2017
    Martha from FL 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.

    How soon after I purchase my annual ticket can I start using it

    Hey Martha!

    A warm welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am thrilled to answer a fellow Floridian’s great question about Walt Disney World Resort annual passes. As a Florida Resident myself, I find being an annual passholder the most cost-effective way of visiting the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. The benefits and discounts that accompany being an annual passholder are just the “icing on the Mickey cake”!

    Martha, you may be happy to know that you can begin using your Walt Disney World Resort annual pass as soon as you visit Walt Disney World Resort! All you need to do in order to start using your annual pass is activate it at any Walt Disney World Resort theme park ticket window, Guest Relations location, or Disney Springs Guest Relations location. It really is that simple to start the most magical year ever! There is no "waiting period" after purchasing an annual pass.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that your annual pass will not be “active” until you activate it, in-person, at Walt Disney World Resort and use it to enter one of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. This means you can buy it in advance of your vacation without worrying about your annual pass year commencing just yet.

    Martha, I hope I have helped answer your question. If you have any other questions before, during or after your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, please visit us again. We are always here to help you!

    With a Sprinkling of Pixie Dust,

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Meet the Panelist: Priscila, Florida

Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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