• On Oct 18, 2018
    Christina from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I was thinking about buying annual passes. my question is since i cant activate the passes until we get there will I still be able to make fast pass selections online? I live far so I am going to book a room for the week. Also can I still get the dining?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Christina! 

    I’m thrilled to learn you are thinking about joining the magical Annual Passholder family! There are many benefits to having an annual pass, but my personal favorite is being able to enjoy the magic more often. I hope this yEAR is one filled with magic and memories! 

    Christina, once you purchase and link your annual pass to your My Disney Experience account, you will be able to start planning your FastPass+ for your upcoming visits. Your AP will allow you to make up to 7-days of FastPass+, up to 30-days in advance; 60-days if you’re staying on property during your visit.

    In order to book a Magic Your Way vacation package with a Disney Dining Plan, you will have to include theme park tickets for that stay. You can always do this, then upon arrival you can upgrade your theme park tickets to an Annual Pass. Make sure you do this once you arrive since you’ll want to start enjoying all those AP benefits during your visits. And don’t forget you have to have at least one day active on your tickets to be able to upgrade them.

    I hope this helps answer your question. If you have any additional questions or need planning tips or advice, we’d love to help! So, please do stop by and see us again real soon! 

    Emille ºoº
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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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