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  • On Mar 13, 2019
    Rebecca from OH Asked

    If I buy an annual pass before my trip in May, can it be used to get the room discount & after hours tickets for that trip? Also, when would the date start ticking, because we don't plan to purchase my husband's annual pass till we get there.

    Hi, Rebecca! This is a really great question, so I am glad you stopped by to chat with us! Becoming a Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholder is not just a great decision, but one of the most magical decisions you'll make all year! Not only do you get a full year of access to the theme parks, but you will also be able to take advantage of some pretty amazing benefits. There are dining and merchandise discounts, Special Offers on resort rooms, exclusive events, and as you discovered, special prices on event tickets. My first year as an Annual Passholder, I calculated the amount I saved in various discounts and parking fees. My total savings for the year was almost equal to the price of the Annual Pass!

    You are welcome to start taking advantage of all Passholder benefits as soon as you complete its purchase. While your pass will not officially be activated until you scan it to enter a theme park for the first time, you can use it to reserve a resort room with the Annual Passholder discount. Likewise, you can purchase your Disney After Hours tickets at the special Annual Passholder rate. Be sure to link it to your My Disney Experience account so the system will recognize you as an Annual Passholder and offer you the discount. If at any time it does not show you the discount options, just give the Annual Passholder line a call and a Cast Member will be able to assist you.

    I hope this information helps you plan for a magical year at Walt Disney World Resort! Please let us know if you have any other questions as you plan all of your pixie-dusted adventures!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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