[QUOTE=seashoreCM;1061230]There is no official discount for Disney annual passes although some ticket agencies may run their own promotions that yield an annual pass at a discount.
So there is no real advantage in purchasing an AP in advance. If you order an AP from Disney in advance you normally get a receipt that is brought to a Guest Relations window or park ticket booth to get the AP itself issued.
If you buy an AP at a Disney store at Orlando Int’l Airport, the AP is already activated starting with that day.
Inspect your AP immediately to be sure that the activation day as printed is correct. Once in awhile a mistake is made.
Disney Vacation Club members can purchase AP’s at a lower price. This is a special pricing, not a discount.[/QUOTE]
In addition to DVC, FL residents as well as Military ID holders do receive a big discount with the latter also being tax exempt.