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  • On Feb 4, 2019
    Carol from Rio Grande do Sul Asked

    Hi there! Im moving to Orlando in August but I already want to buy my tickets. Can I buy 10 days park hopper tickets as a non resident and then upgrade to a Florida resident AP?! And can a regular AP be upgraded into a Florida resident AP in mid year? Tks

    Hey, Carol and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    One of the best decisions my family made was becoming Annual Passholders at Walt Disney World Resort. From the discounts on Resort hotels, merchandise, tours, and dining to the complimentary theme park parking and special events, the Annual Passholder Program is "practically perfect in every way."

    As long as your tickets are purchased from Disney and not a third party you will be able to apply the full value of your active 10-day Base Ticket with Park Hopper Option toward a Florida Resident Annual Pass. You may even use the entire 10 days worth of the ticket as long as you visit a Walt Disney World theme park ticket window or Guest Relations location to upgrade before the theme parks close on the 10th day. Doing it this way means your annual pass begins on the first day you used your 10-day Base Ticket. If you upgrade without any use of the active ticket then the annual pass will begin on the first use.

    Mickey will allow you to upgrade your non-resident annual pass mid-year to a Florida Resident Annual Pass as long as the value of the Florida Resident Annual Pass is of equal or greater value. If the non-resident annual pass has a higher value than the Florida Resident Annual Pass you will not receive any refund as tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. If the resident pass costs more, then you will be responsible for the difference.

    Disney Dad Tip: When you become a Passholder always carry your annual pass card with you. Merchandise and dining locations will ask to see it to apply the discount.

    Carol, enjoy making many Magical Memories.

    ~Jason
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found all over the "Most Magical Place on Earth" and have “yEARS” of knowledge! I am so excited to share my pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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