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  • On Aug 19, 2017
    Melanie from MI Asked

    If we purchase an annual pass now but don't use it or activate it for the first time until next April, will is still be linked to our My Disney Experience so we can make fastpass selections for that trip? Thanks!

    Hi Melanie, 

    Becoming a Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholder is a great way to enjoy a yEAR of magic in the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks. And since currently you have up until December 31, 2030 to activate an Annual Pass, you will most certainly be able to purchase your Annual Pass now for first use in April 2018.

    Once you activate your Annual Pass upon its first use, your My Disney Experience account will automatically update with the expiry date for your Annual Pass, which makes it easy to keep track of how much time is remaining.

    Melanie, once you purchase your Annual Pass, you will want to ensure it is linked to your My Disney Experience account. Once that is done, you will be able to start making those all-important FastPass+ selections. As long as you have a valid form of ticket media associated with your My Disney Experience account, even if that ticket media has not been activated, you should be all set to start making FastPass+ selections.

    Don't forget that as a Passholder, you will be eligible for many Annual Pass benefits and discounts, including discounts on dining, merchandise, Walt Disney Resort hotel rooms (when available), tours and recreation, and my personal favorite perk, unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads!

    Wishing you a magical upcoming Disney yEAR with your Annual Pass!

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Hi! I'm Trish from Canada, a single mom to two kids and a proud Disney Vacation Club member. In my circle of friends, I have a reputation for gravitating to any discussion involving Disney Parks and Resorts and would welcome the chance to share my experiences with you. Have you ever wondered what Disney Vacation Club is all about? Trying to decide if membership is right for your family? Have a question about visiting a Disney Vacation Club Resort? If so, you have come to the right place!

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