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  • On Jan 22, 2020
    Jackie from OH Asked

    We would like to buy annual passes but our first visit won’t be until May. Is the annual pass based on a rolling calendar from the date of purchase or does it begin in January and end in December?

    Hi, Jackie!  Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with this great question!

    I am so glad to hEAR that you are thinking about becoming a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder.  Since I had several trips to the Walt Disney World Resort planned during 2019 and 2020, I also chose to become an Annual Passholder, and it was such a great decision!  Not only did I save money by purchasing the Annual Pass rather than theme park tickets for each individual trip, but I have also been able to take advantage of all the other benefits that come along with being an Annual Passholder.  All of those discounts and Passholder Extras are a great value!

    When you purchase your Annual Pass, it will be activated the first time you use it to enter a Walt Disney World theme park, and it will be valid for one year from that activation date.  For example, the first trip that I used my Annual Pass for took place in June 2019.  I purchased my Annual Pass online a few months before that visit so that I had time to link my confirmation number to My Disney Experience in order to make my FastPass+ selections.  Once I arrived at the Walt Disney World Resort in June, I took my purchase confirmation email and my photo ID to a theme park ticketing window to activate my Annual Pass.  My Annual Pass is valid until a year from that date.

    Jackie, I hope you will enjoy every moment of your yEAR of magic as an Annual Passholder!  If we can answer any additional questions for you, please visit us again.

    See ya real soon!
    Samantha
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a Disney Parks Moms Panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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