[QUOTE=bransworld;1098894]Ok, So when does the start date begin on your annual pass? When you purchase it? Or when you activate it at the park?
We might be buying our 1st ones ever![/QUOTE]
I’m probably repeating.
It isn’t active until the first time it goes through a park turnstile and then that will be your anniversary date.
Now, if you renew your pass before your grace period ends in that 13th month, you get about a 10% discount on your renewal.
Also, remember with an AP, you also get AP room rates as well as (finally) 10% merch discount at all Disney operated retail outlets in WDW parks, hotels, and DTD (i.e. Once Upon A Toy, Days Of Christmas, World Of Disney, but not Lego).
There are also assorted dining discounts too.