• On Jul 3, 2016
    Donna from GA 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 of getting a yearly pass but am not going till Oct and again in Dec. If I purchase it now would it be activated now or would it be activated when I go in Oct? Can I take advantage of the hotel discounts if I wait? how does it work?

    Hi Donna,

    We've been annual passholders at Walt Disney World for almost 20 years and love having year-round access to the Magic! 

    You can purchase your annual passes in advance, but the clock on your passholder year does not start until the day of first use at a theme park. Besides saving money on admission, an annual pass offers special discounts on lodging, merchandise and lots of other benefits. Once you have purchased your annual pass, you should be able make a resort reservation with the passholder discount. Just make sure you link your pass information in your My Disney Experience account.

    If you have any problems with making a discounted reservation online, I suggest you call Walt Disney World at (407) 939-5277 and a cast member should be able to assist you.

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you as you plan your visit. And enjoy your year as a Walt Disney World passholder!


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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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