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  • On Jun 18, 2019
    Diane from CT Asked

    If I purchase a pass online now, how long do I have to redeem the certificate? Is the pass refundable if I haven't redeemed the certificate yet? How much is the typical discount for Wilderness... trying to see if it's worth it...

    Hi, Diane! Becoming a member of the Annual Passholder family can be such a great decision, especially when you consider all of the amazing benefits that come with it. There are the great resort discounts that you mentioned, along with activity, parking, and dining discounts. You will even have access to V.I.PASSHOLDER Nights, Annual Passholder-exclusive events held in the parks after the park closes for day guests. If you have plans to be at Walt Disney World Resort for an extended time or have multiple trips planned over the course of a year, then you may find that the Annual Pass can be a practically perfect addition to your plans.

    If you purchase your Annual Pass online or at a Disney Store, you will not have to worry about needing to activate it any time soon. You will receive a voucher as confirmation of its purchase and there is currently not an expiration date on these vouchers. Even though your Annual Pass will not be active yet, you can still book a discounted Disney Resort Hotel stay by calling the Annual Passholder line. The resort discounts vary throughout the year, but Disney's Wilderness Lodge usually receives around 20-30% discount.

    You are welcome to go ahead and link your voucher to your My Disney Experience account. In doing so, you will be eligible to make FastPass+ selections in advance of your next planned trip. To activate your Annual Pass, stop by a theme park ticket window, or either Guest Relations or the Disney Ticket Center in Disney Springs. One fun thing to note is that after you activate your pass, you can then sign on to your My Disney Experience account and customize your own MagicBand.

    Thanks for stopping by and please let us know if you have any other questions!

    Brandy
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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