The Annual Pass thread - information and questions

jordan94

Earning My Ears
Joined
Apr 13, 2019
Tried to call to purchase my AP today and was on hold for 30 mins before I ended up giving up and putting the phone down. Can I purchase my AP using the monthly payment option on the french site or is this for french guests only?
 

elena_n2o

Mouseketeer
Joined
Apr 15, 2015
Tried to call to purchase my AP today and was on hold for 30 mins before I ended up giving up and putting the phone down. Can I purchase my AP using the monthly payment option on the french site or is this for french guests only?
I've done it, it worked with a Luxembourg address :)
 


  • TomChavez

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Feb 17, 2008
    First time purchasing AP experience. Had called DLP customer assistance and was told I could order an AP from the French website and deliver to the USA. I was never able to get the site to accept my US Mastercard or Visa cards, but did succeed paying with PayPal. I wanted the Discovery passes sent to my home so I would not have to pick up in park and then wait two days for them to become active. I ordered today and need in them here in time for our trip next month. Already received the order confirmation and uploaded our headshots and personal info for each passholder. Will see if they process them within two weeks and ship them to arrive in time!
     

    Dreamsounds

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jan 13, 2020
    Hey, y'all! Question about the APs: I'm hoping to go to DLP sometime this year for about a week and just spend time exploring the details of the parks. I would love to start an AP that I can keep using, but from what I remember the APs don't work the second day after activation or something? I remember also reading about a way to get them to mail it to you and have the pass activate from the moment they mail it, allowing you to then take it to the park whenever you go. Is that still possible? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     

    Karin1984

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 5, 2012
    Hey, y'all! Question about the APs: I'm hoping to go to DLP sometime this year for about a week and just spend time exploring the details of the parks. I would love to start an AP that I can keep using, but from what I remember the APs don't work the second day after activation or something? I remember also reading about a way to get them to mail it to you and have the pass activate from the moment they mail it, allowing you to then take it to the park whenever you go. Is that still possible? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Yes, that's still the case, but only for the cheapest AP 'Discovery' but it's also only valid for 150 days a year, so not valid during April, July, August, no weekends etc. so you need to time it right if you would get this one.
    The next one Magic Flex is valid for 300 days and mainly has the last weeks of Halloween and Christmas excluded.

     

    Dreamsounds

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jan 13, 2020
    Yes, that's still the case, but only for the cheapest AP 'Discovery' but it's also only valid for 150 days a year, so not valid during April, July, August, no weekends etc. so you need to time it right if you would get this one.
    The next one Magic Flex is valid for 300 days and mainly has the last weeks of Halloween and Christmas excluded.

    Thank you so much for the answer! I think I'm gonna go for the Discovery one and just plan out a week so I can fly in/out on Sunday/Saturday respectively and go to the parks for the 5 days in-between :-)
     
  • SWofDisorder

    Expatriate Fun
    Joined
    Feb 12, 2014
    When we buy our pass and it is sent, is that the day of activation or it is the day we go into the park?

    I saw the blackouts and we are going with the magic flex.
     

    bearette

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 4, 2006
    Unless you request to have it activated (only for the cheapest Discovery pass do people do this to avoid the no entry on second day) it is when you start to use it, so the day you enter the park. I had one mailed to me and it didn't begin until I used it.
     

    SWofDisorder

    Expatriate Fun
    Joined
    Feb 12, 2014
    Unless you request to have it activated (only for the cheapest Discovery pass do people do this to avoid the no entry on second day) it is when you start to use it, so the day you enter the park. I had one mailed to me and it didn't begin until I used it.
    Thank you so much. I think I will buy it now to have it and when ready we will go. Maybe next year.
     

    standardgirl

    believing in magic
    DVC Gold
    Joined
    Jan 25, 2010
    We have a question regarding Discovery Pass and I'm hoping someone here might have the answer.

    We traded in our one-day tickets and bought 2x Discovery passes whilst we were last at DLP in November 2019. As I was with our luggage and our 1 year old baby, hubby went to the AP office alone with my passport and all of my information, but since they needed me to be there to get a picture, they were not able to issue the proper plastic AP for me (despite us having phoned the AP number the night before and being told that hubby can buy my AP for me as long as he has my ID, photo etc. which he had). Anyway, because of this, only hubby got his AP and instead, I got a voucher valid for one day which I would use to get into the park and then get my plastic AP card from the AP office. The validity of my Discovery AP is from xx November 2019 to xx November 2020 (of course, now extended).

    Now the question is, as the Discovery Pass isn't valid on day 2 and 3, we are not sure whether I would actually be able to use my AP in our next trip.

    Hubby told the person at the AP office at the time of purchase what our plans are for the next trip (visiting in September 2020 for 4-5 days) and the guy did not tell us that this would not work as otherwise we would not have bought one for me. We had also assumed that it would work as my pass has been valid since xx November 2019 and is not a new pass only being activated during our next trip. However, when we phoned the AP line earlier this week to ask about the reservation process, we were told that I would not be able to visit the park on day 2 and 3 as that's the limitation of the Discovery pass though we didn't have the pass number with us so perhaps he has mistaken this for a pass/voucher that's not yet activated.

    The wording on the DLP's website is "day 2 and 3 after the pass is definitively produced". What does this really mean? Does anyone know?

    Thanks lots!
     
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