• On Dec 23, 2017
    Teri from VA Asked

    i just ordered our first annual pass. do they mail these to us? Im confused, I chose bands, but then I saw you have to initiate your pass when you arrive. Also, how to I connect the pictures to our passes?

    Congratulations, Teri, on becoming an Annual Passholder! My family recently joined the Annual Passholder community and we LOVE it!

    As a new Annual Passholder, you can sign into your My Disney Experience account and link your annual pass. Once your ticket is linked, you will be able to book FastPass+ selections 30 days in advance if not staying on Walt Disney World Resort property, or 60 days in advance if staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

    When you arrive for your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, visit a ticket window at any theme park or guest relations in Disney Springs to activate your annual pass. Make sure you bring your exchange certificate and a valid photo ID. Everyone in your party that is receiving an annual pass must be present to activate their pass. If anyone is not present, they will have to activate their pass when they arrive. The Cast Member assisting you will give you your annual pass and you can use that to enter the theme parks immediately! 

    After you have activated your pass, you can customize the color of and name printed on your MagicBand. Once your order is placed, it will be sent to you. You can begin using the MagicBand as soon as you receive it!

    Even when using your MagicBand to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, I suggest keeping your annual pass and valid photo ID with you at all times. This way, you can take advantage of all of the perks that accompany your annual pass. I especially appreciate the merchandise and dining discounts, myself!

    Your PhotoPass pictures will be linked to your annual pass auto-magically, so make sure to keep an eye out for the many PhotoPass opportunities during your visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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