I am thinking of purchasing annual passes this year. We are arriving on a Wednesday night in January and planning to go to Early Morning Magic at Magic Kingdom the next morning. Am I correct that you need to activate the annual passes at guest services before the first time you use them? Or do they automatically attach to your magic band if you have purchased them via the website? If we do have to activate them at the park before first use will there be someone at guest services that early since we will be there at 7 or so to get to EMM and regular park open will not be until 9:00? How much time should I allot for this procedure? If I buy the AP now online does your year start from the time of purchase (today) or the first time we use them (January 16). Thanks for the help!