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  • On Oct 15, 2018
    Deborah from WV Asked

    We purchased an annual pass. We are going to visit Nov. 24. Will we receive anything in advance? It says our bands are active? I thought our year begins when we sign in the park for the first time. We live in WV. Is there a website for APs?

    Hello Deborah! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Becoming a Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholder for the first time was one of the best decisions I made to maximize a fun-filled year of discounts, benefits and unlimited visits to my favorite vacation destination.

    When you purchase an Annual Pass online, you are provided an email confirmation that gives you a confirmation number to link to your My Disney Experience Account. You will be required to visit a Ticket Window at one of the four Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks or Disney Springs to confirm your identity (be sure to bring photo identification) and receive your physical Annual Pass. This Annual Pass is required to present for any onsite discounts or benefits you hope to receive.

    Your Annual Pass does not begin until you activate and enter a Theme Park for the very first time. You are still able to book FastPass+ Selections and plan any Annual Pass benefits or discounts before this activation, but they will not become "active" until that initial use.

    Be sure to look into all of the Benefits and Discounts afforded to Annual Passholders at the official site and to keep updated on the Special Offers page for special listings to Annual Passholders.

    Have a Magical year of visits!

    ~Todd 
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Meet the Panelist: Todd, Ontario

Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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