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  • On May 6, 2015
    Debbie from GA Asked

    We are DVC members staying at Kidani in October. If we purchase the DVC annual passes now and a special offer comes along later in the year, can we trade the old for the new as long as they haven't been activated and get a refund if any is available?

    Hi Debbie!

    Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Vacation Club Moms on the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Getting the best value for our vacation dollar is something that is very important to me, and one of the reasons we became Disney Vacation Club Members, so I applaud your advance planning. Walt Disney World Theme Park tickets and Annual Passes are non-refundable, so you would not be able to return Walt Disney World Annual Passes if they were purchased now. If you decided to purchase Walt Disney World Annual Passes now, you are correct that they would not become active until you activated them in person at a Guest Relations Window at a Disney Theme Park or Downtown Disney. If a theme park ticket special offer became available for Disney Vacation Club Members, you could buy those tickets as well if your budget allowed. You could then use the special offer tickets for your October vacation, and save the Annual Passes to be activated on a future trip.

    If purchasing both sets of tickets is not in your budget, you could wait a little longer to see if a discount was offered. My only recommendation is that if you will want to make your FastPass+ selections 60 days in advance of your resort check-in, you will need theme park ticket media linked in your My Disney Experience account to be able to do that, so I wouldn’t wait any longer than that to purchase your ticket media. 

    We have purchased Walt Disney World Annual Passes for our last several vacations, and by scheduling two trips less than a year apart, the Walt Disney World Annual Pass with the Disney Vacation Club Member discount has been a very good savings for my family. I hope this helps to answer your question, please let me know if you have any other questions as you plan your upcoming trip.

    Wishing you Membership Magic!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

A lifelong Disney fan, joining Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family of six. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, groups both large and small, and during every season of the year. Whether meeting a Disney Princess, training to be a Jedi or dining with Mickey, our family enjoys it all. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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