• On Mar 27, 2018
    Karen from CA 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.

    I am thinking about getting an annual pass for our upcoming trip to Walt Disney World. Can I benefit from annual pass hotel discounts if I purchase the pass but don't activate it until I arrive?

    Hello Karen!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  It's always a pleasure to help out a returning Guest.   

    If you are thinking of purchasing a Walt Disney World Annual Pass I say GO FOR IT!  I love my Annual Pass, not only do I get to enjoy 365 days of theme park admission I also receive great discounts on merchandise, food and Resort stays.   It has been so worth the money.   Karen, you can purchase an Annual Pass online and link it to your My Disney Experience account using the confirmation number you will be given at the time of purchase.   Once your Pass is linked you will be able to utilize the discount on Disney Resort hotel stays.   I did this last year and simply showed my Annual Pass confirmation page to the Cast Member at check-in.   I mentioned that I would be activating it the next day when I entered the theme park.   It was so simple and I got a great rate at one of my favorite Disney Resort hotels.

    I hope this has helped to answer your question.  If you have any more please stop by again.  We love to spread a little Disney magic whenever we have the chance.

    Dream as Dreamers Do,

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Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call the Gulf Coast of Alabama home. I am a mom to 2 rowdy Pirates and a beautiful teenage Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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