• On Mar 11, 2020
    Samantha from AL 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.

    Trying to save:if I buy the annual pass for perks then buy my (5 yr son) 5/day ticket do I have to go in and buy park tickets for me since we will visit 5 days? Or does the annual pass cover the park entrance for that holder?

    Welcome back to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Samantha!

    This is a great question; I am so glad that you asked!

    When Guests purchase Annual Passes to Walt Disney World, that fantastic Annual Pass enables them to enter the theme parks for a year, based on the specifics of the particular pass purchased. Even better? Your Annual Pass won't begin until you actually activate it by entering a park, so you'll be able to use that pass for a full year after that first use, not a year after purchase.

    Your son's 5 day pass will also be activated the first day he enters a park; no need for another ticket for yourself, though. You have 365 days of theme park fun! (He may be jealous. Best not to tell him. :-) )

    You'll be able to keep track of the expiration dates of your tickets on both your My Disney Experience account as well as by using the My Disney Experience mobile app. This makes is super-simple to know when those perks of your pass are about to disappear.

    My family loves the flexibility and savings we enjoy when we have Annual Passes. For a glimpse of some of those magical savings, check out this Walt Disney World Passholder page. I'm sure that you'll be impressed, too!

    As you plan your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth, Samatha, be sure to send us more questions. We love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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