• On Aug 16, 2018
    Melani from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Going to WDW in November, want to buy Premier Passport (which can only get in park), but can’t make fastpasses without a ticket. If we buy WDW annual pass, do we just pay the difference for Premier? If we upgrade a few months later do we save any money?

    Hi Melani and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    It sounds like you are going to enjoy some lovely vacations with a Disney Premier Passport to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California! You are correct the Premier Passport must be purchased onsite. You have come up with an excellent solution by purchasing a Walt Disney World Annual Pass that will allow you to make your FastPass+ selections in advance.

    Once you are at the Walt Disney World Resort, you can upgrade your Annual Pass to a Premier Passport at Guest Relations at the theme parks or Disney Springs. You will be charged the difference in price between your Annual Pass and the Premier Passport. The upgrade is not prorated meaning you will not save any money by upgrading later in the year your Annual Pass is valid. Your expiration date will remain the same. 

    The word of caution I usually give friends is an Annual Pass makes it oh-so-tempting to plan more trips but I believe you must have a few fabulous trips planned already! Please let us know if you have any other questions as you plan!

    Wishing you many magical vacations,
    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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