• On Sep 16, 2021
    Matthew from OK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have tickets and reservations for a trip in December. I purchased these tickets before Disney announced the new Annual Passes. If I upgraded my tickets to the AP, would I lose my reservations? (It's a 7 day trip.)

    Hi there, Matthew!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. 

    I'm so happy to hEAR you have a Walt Disney World Resort vacation coming up in December. What a magical time to visit, as all four parks will be decked out for the holidays and in the middle of The World's Most Magical Celebration, commemorating Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary! There will be excitement and festive fun around every corner. 

    It's good to know you've already purchased your Theme Park Tickets and made your Disney Park Pass reservations for your upcoming trip. It sounds like you've heard the exciting news that Walt Disney World Annual Passes are once again being sold for the first time since the parks closed down in 2020! If you'd like to upgrade your current tickets to Annual Passes, it should not affect the reservations you already have in the system. I think there may have been a glitch when the passes first went on sale that was causing this issue, but it has since been resolved.

    That being said, the safest way to complete the upgrade would be to call Walt Disney World directly to speak with a Cast Member who can upgrade your tickets over the phone, or to wait until you arrive at Walt Disney World and visit a Guest Relations location to do the upgrade in person. You can even begin using the tickets you currently have, and then make the upgrade any time during your visit, as long as there is at least one valid admission left on your ticket. (Make sure to have the tickets upgraded before entering a park on the 7th day of a 7-day ticket, for example.) 

    I hope this helps as you make plans and preparations for your magical December Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
    Diane W. 

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"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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