• On Apr 11, 2018
    Rebecca 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.

    We are taking two trips to Disney World this year. There are two adults and two children going. Would it save us money to purchase an annual pass for one of the adults and buy regular park hopper theme park tickets for the other adult and children?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Rebecca!

    How magical that you are planning not just one, but two unforgettable visits to the Walt Disney World Resort this year! One of the first things that I do when I begin my planning is to set my budget. I check for any special offers that I might be able to take advantage of and then I get creative in ways to stretch my Disney dollars to the max, so I can splurge on something special while I’m there. 

    Considering an Annual Pass when you have multiple visits within a year is a great idea! Not only might it be a smart budget option, but with all the additional benefits and discounts - like Disney’s PhotoPass download privileges and the ability to Park Hop! - the value of an AP increases making it a budget friendly choice. 

    Rebecca, my suggestion is to crunch your numbers and see if an Annual Pass really is the best option. I believe the break-even number to justify an Annual Pass is if you are planning on visiting the theme parks on 10-days. This math is a guesstimation with many variables. So, I still think the best option is to consider your specific plans and see what the best option for your family will be. Don’t forget to add the value of Memory Maker and Park Hopping to make sure you’re getting the best deal!

    I hope this helps answer your question! If you have any more questions about Annual Passes or planning your upcoming visits, please do stop by and bring those our way! It’s our pleasure to assist you as you dream up some enchanted vacations to the Walt Disney World Resort.

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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