You’ve enjoyed your Disneyland Annual Passport (AP) for the past year and receive a notice in the mail reminding you that it’s time to renew. What do you do? Where do you go? How much will it cost this time?
On this page, you will learn all about renewing your Disneyland AP, including important information on your renewal discount.
When Can I Renew My Annual Passport?
You can renew your passport up to 40 days in advance.
Can I Renew An Expired Annual Passport?
While you may hear otherwise in online forums, let me give you the official word from Disney:
If your Annual Passport expires, it will NOT be possible to renew it.
Even if you buy an AP right after your old one expired, they will consider it an entirely new pass and not eligible for the renewal discount (more on that below).
Where Can I Renew My Disneyland Annual Passport?
You can renew your annual pass online or in-person at the Disneyland Resort.
Renewing Your AP In-Person
You can renew your AP at the Resort Main Entrance Ticket Booths, located between the baggage check areas and entry turnstiles. It’s a straightforward process and usually only takes a few minutes.
Make sure to show up 30-45 minutes before park opening if you want to be done before the rope drops on Main Street, USA!
Renewing Your AP Online
Renewing your Annual Passport online is the fastest and easiest way to go. Follow these steps:
- Visit the Disneyland Annual Passport Renewal page.
- Click ‘Renew Now.’
- Sign into your Disneyland account.
- You’ll need an account to renew your AP online, so if you don’t already have one click ‘Create Account‘ and follow the instructions.
- You’ll arrive at the AP renewal ticket store login page.
- Enter your AP account number, last name, and date of birth.
- Your AP number (or barcode number) is the one immediately below the barcode, not your hyphenated Photo Pass number. See the picture above for reference.
- Click ‘Look up Pass.’
- Enter your AP account number, last name, and date of birth.
- If your passport is within 40 days of expiring and eligible for renewal, you’ll be taken to the AP ticket store.
- Here you’ll be able to select which AP level you’d like to renew at, as well as the payment terms.
- For each pass (except Premier) you have the option of either paying the full amount immediately or making monthly payments.
- If you already set your vacation goals and budget, it will be very easy to find the pass you’re looking for.
- Make sure you select the correct payment option (full payment now versus monthly payments)!
- Once you’ve selected the pass and terms, click ‘Add to Cart.’
- You’ll need to repeat this process for each Annual Passport you’re looking to renew.
- After you’ve added all the AP’s you are renewing, you can then checkout and pay for them.
- If you’ve decided to make monthly payments, you’ll be directed to a payment agreement you will have to digitally sign.
- Enter your credit card details, agree to the payment schedule, and you’re done!
How Much Does AP Renewal Cost?
In recent years, Disney has raised the price for Annual Passports like clockwork. For more information on how the price of your specific AP has changed over time, check out the Ultimate Guide page for your pass.
Disneyland AP Renewal Discount
To entice current Annual Passholders to renew, Disney offers renewal discounts at each AP level. The amount of the discount increases with each AP benefit level.
If you’re renewing your AP this year, it’s very important to remember:
Your Annual Passport must be renewed before the expiration date to be eligible for the renewal discount.
If you choose to let your AP expire and try to renew it at a later date, you will be charged the full price without any discount. Also, since the Southern California AP is only available for renewal, if your pass does expire and you try to renew it later on, the regular SoCal pass will not be an option for you.
|Annual Passport||Current Price||Renewal Discount||AP Renewal Price|
|Southern California Select AP||$339||$10||$329|
|Southern California AP||$469||$20||$449*|
|Signature Plus AP||$1,049||$60||$989|
|Disney Premier Passport||$1,439**||None||$1,439**|
**Price does not include Florida sales tax.
Disneyland Annual Passport Yearly Parking Renewal
As of February 2015, the AP yearly parking option is no longer available for purchase. While the Signature, Signature Plus, and Disney Premier Annual Passports include unlimited parking, the SoCal Select, SoCal, and Deluxe passports must now pay the daily rate for parking on each visit.
If you already have the yearly parking option on your current AP, you will be able to renew it.
The new price for those renewing their yearly parking has gone up thirty dollars to $199. Simply renew your passport using the methods described above, making sure to include parking, and your privileges will continue for another 12 months.
Be advised: if you don’t renew the parking option you’ll lose it forever, or until Disney puts it up for sale again, whichever comes first. For more information on all the details of AP parking, visit our Ultimate Guide To Disneyland Annual Passholder Parking.
Can I Change My Annual Passport Level When I Renew?
The best way to think about AP’s is this: everyone has the same Annual Passport, but some people pay more money for higher benefits (such as fewer blockout days and higher discounts).
When it comes time to renew your AP, you get to pick whichever level pass you’d like for the next year. If you’re upgrading or downgrading your passport, the new level of benefits will immediately kick-in upon the expiration of your “old AP.”
When Will My Monthly Payments Change?
If you’re a California resident and choose to finance your annual passport, your new monthly payments will begin on your renewal date. If you were making monthly payments before and decided to upgrade or downgrade your AP, the payment amount will change at this time as well.
Also remember: only first-time Annual Passholders are required to make a down payment when they finance their pass. So if this is your first time renewing your AP, the monthly payments will be a little higher because now you’re financing the entire cost of the pass.
Can I Make A Down Payment When Renewing My Disneyland AP?
Depending on your situation, you may want to make a down payment when you renew your pass and lower your monthly payments. For example, you could pay half of your AP up front and finance the rest.
Current passholders can make a renewal down payment if they choose to, but only at one of the Main Entrance Ticket Booths.
You can also make extra payments on your Annual Passport during the year, either at a ticket booth or over the phone. However, unlike making an initial down payment, paying extra later won’t change the amount of your monthly installment. That number is set once you sign your financing contract with Disney.
Can I Buy My Child A Southern California AP?
This is a very common renewal question.
‘New’ parents see their young kids approaching the magical age of three (when they’ll need their own Disneyland AP’s) and wonder what it’s going to cost. Will they need to give up their own SoCal passes upon renewal?
Have no fear! If your family holds current Southern California Annual Passports, then you’ll be allowed to buy new ones for your ‘coming of age’ children.
We’ve written an entire guide on Disneyland Annual Passports For Children, covering this topic in detail. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Why Does The Disneyland Site Say My Annual Passport Is Going To Expire In A Few Days Even Though I’ve Just Renewed It?
If you’ve renewed your AP, either online or in-person at the resort, it will automatically renew when your old AP expires.
The Disneyland website will show your existing passport is expiring soon and, on the day it expires, the renewal will automatically activate and display your new year of availability.
You may also receive an email or notice in the mail of your upcoming pass expiry even though you had already completed your renewal online. This is just an automated message generated by Disney and is not cause for concern.
Do I Need To Send In My Old Passport?
You don’t need to exchange your old Annual Passport for a new one.
The current AP card you carry in your wallet or purse will be the same one your use next year, so hold on to it. Years ago, Disney would send you a new pass each year, many times with a different design on the front. However, for the past few years they’ve simply reactivated AP’s online.
No doubt this saves the company a lot of time and money.
Renewing your Annual Passport is simple to do and keeps your Disneyland fun rolling for another year. For more information on Disneyland AP’s, visit our Annual Passports – Frequently Asked Questions page.
Have any thoughts to add about AP renewal? Leave us a comment below. We hope this page has answered all your questions. Thanks for reading and we’ll see ya’ real soon!