• On Nov 21, 2017
    Karen 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 planned for February with 5 day park hopper tickets. I am planning to purchase an AP and want to link it to my trip instead. Will my first day of the AP begin when I purchase or when I first come to the park in February?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Karen! Thank you for sending us your excellent question about Walt Disney World Resort annual passes.

    Congratulations on your upcoming vacation! You have made a great choice in deciding to become a Walt Disney World Resort annual passholder. As an annual passholder myself, I can tell you that you will enjoy the many benefits that accompany being an annual passholder.

    Your annual pass year will not begin until you activate your annual pass, in person, at Walt Disney World Resort. Once you activate your annual pass at any Guest Relations location or Walt Disney World Resort theme park ticket window and enter the theme park of your choice, your annual pass year will begin.

    Karen, if you already have Walt Disney World 5-day park hopper tickets associated to your account, you may find that upgrading your ticket to an annual pass may be a better deal! If it is within 14 days of your theme park ticket’s first use and the ticket has remaining admissions, you are able to upgrade the ticket. Theme park ticket upgrades must be made in person and can be made in one of the following locations:

        •    Walt Disney World Resort theme park ticket windows
        •    Guest Relations locations
        •    Lobby Concierge at Disney Resort hotels

    Karen, I hope I have helped answer your question. If you have any additional questions, please visit us again.

    All Ears,

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Meet the Panelist: Priscila, Florida

Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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