Thursday, March 21, 2013

WDW Annual Pass Conversion Has Begun!

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Effective immediately, all new and renewal Annual Pass purchases will be issued RF-enabled cards. In addition, between March 20 and May 19, all Passholders may visit the Odyssey Center at Epcot to convert their existing theme park Annual Passes to new RF-enabled cards during regular park hours. (I'm getting mine this weekend!) To do so, they must simply bring their current Pass along with a photo ID. This location does not include the conversion of Passes exclusively for Disney Water Parks or DisneyQuest admission. These Passes can be converted at the water parks or DisneyQuest.

The new Pass cards function like the current paper Passes and Passholders can use them to get FASTPASS tickets from the FASTPASS machines in the theme parks, as well as to obtain Passholder benefits (photo ID still required). For those who choose not to convert their paper ticket, existing Passes will still be accepted as valid forms of park entry, FASTPASS ticket redemption and Passholder benefits.

One more thing: As Disney gets closer to rolling out MyMagic+, Passholders will be among the first Guests to receive information about making FastPass+ selections and personalizing and receiving their free MagicBand. To prepare and get familiar with some elements of MyMagic+ already available, Passholders should download the My Disney Experience app for their iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone.