• On Jul 12, 2020
    Kim from VA 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 are staying at Boardwalk Villas and will need to activate our Annual Passes when we arrive July 24. Everything has changed so much will we be able to do this at the international gateway entrance? If not how should we handle this?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kim!

    It’s so good to see you here today! Thanks for stopping by with your question. 

    Kim, you are in for such a treat! Not only are you making one of the most magical decisions of becoming an Annual Passholder at Walt Disney World Resort, but you’re also staying at one of my favorite locations! 

    I have great news for you! With all the new changes that have been updated, Guests with Annual Pass certificates do not need to visit Guest Relations to activate their passes. As long as you have your MagicBand in hand, you will be able to go straight to the gate to enter the Theme Park. As soon as your MagicBand is scanned, the pass will activate!

    Staying at Disney’s Boardwalk Villas is absolutely magical. The location on Disney’s Boardwalk can’t be beat; to top it off, you’re close to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios! 

    Here’s a fun tip for you, Kim: If your Annual Pass comes with the Memory Maker, you will find a Photo Booth located on Disney’s Boardwalk where you and your party can take pictures. These are included in your Memory Maker! All you have to do is scan your MagicBand and they will be saved for your viewing in your My Disney Experience app!

    Kim, I hope you have the most magical vacation at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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