• On Jan 20, 2020
    Kala from SC 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 have a trip booked for August with Free Dining. Planning to upgrade to an annual pass after the trip. Am I able to upgrade on our first day & keep the free dining so that I am able to take advantage of memory maker in August?

    Hi Kala,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so thrilled you're thinking about becoming a member of the Annual Passholder family. I have had an Annual Pass for the past several years. I have taken full advantage of the benefits and discounts available to Annual Passholders. I have saved on purchases, dining, and resort stays plus received fun bonus gifts like magnets. 

    If you are thinking about upgrading to an Annual Pass, you should upgrade as soon as you arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort. Once you upgrade, you will be able to take advantage of the Disney PhotoPass Service benefit. I have more good news for you because upgrading your ticket will not affect your Disney Dining Plan. 
    You can upgrade your ticket to an Annual Pass at any Guest Relations location, theme park ticket windows, or on the My Disney Experience app. I actually just renewed my Annual Pass on My Disney Experience and it was wonderfully easy to do! My one word of caution about upgrading to an Annual Pass is having the Pass makes it all too easy to plan extra visits!

    Before you leave for your vacation to the Most Magical Place on Earth, be sure to check the Passholder Program to make sure you know about current discounts, extras, and limited-time offers. Kala, thank you for visiting us with your question. I hope you'll let us know if we can help you with any other planning questions!
    Wishing you many magical visits,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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