TICKETS & How to Upgrade-with Prices

Welsh_Dragon

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Feb 23, 2019
Can you confirm that I can upgrade my UK 14 Day Park Hopper, bought as a package via Disney's own travel site to an Annual Pass and, if so, can I do it before I use it or do I need to use it once before I can do it? I ask because I did email Disney about it and the reply did not even begin to answer my question, there was no mention of annual Passes at all from her. I plan to have three trips within the next 12 months, so an AP makes sense.
Hi, did you upgrade? Do you mind sharing how much the upgrade cost? Did you get any credit for the free MM? Thank you.
 

Welsh_Dragon

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Feb 23, 2019
Can you confirm that I can upgrade my UK 14 Day Park Hopper, bought as a package via Disney's own travel site to an Annual Pass and, if so, can I do it before I use it or do I need to use it once before I can do it? I ask because I did email Disney about it and the reply did not even begin to answer my question, there was no mention of annual Passes at all from her. I plan to have three trips within the next 12 months, so an AP makes sense.
Hi, did you upgrade? Do you mind sharing how much the upgrade cost? Did you get any credit for the free MM? Thank you.
 
  • vacationer1954

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    Jun 27, 2010
    I'm sure this question has been answered somewhere, but I cannot find it. Could someone please point me to the post where it discusses whether you can "renew" (and get the renewal discount) when downgrading from a DVC Gold Annual Pass to a Florida Resident Silver Annual Pass?
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
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    Nov 18, 2001
    I'm sure this question has been answered somewhere, but I cannot find it. Could someone please point me to the post where it discusses
    whether you can "renew" (and get the renewal discount) when downgrading from a DVC Gold Annual Pass to a Florida Resident Silver Annual Pass?
    Yes, you can.
    It is always possible at AP renewal time to change the "type" of AP (if you are eligible for that type of AP,) and still pay just the renewal discount price for the kind of AP you choose.
     

    BebopBaloo

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    Jul 21, 2008
    What is the current rule for renewed AP cards that have last years dates? Example: The dates on the card are 2018-2019. Would a renewed AP guest need to pick up a new card that has dates 2019-2020 in order to receive discounts, etc in person?
     
  • badeacon

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    Jun 5, 2000
    I have bought 5 day park hopper and plan to use 12/15-12/19. My reading of posts in this thread says I should be able to upgrade to gold pass on 12/19 as exiting park, the last day of use. Is this correct, that can upgrade to gold on a blackout date?
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
    Nov 18, 2001
    Has anyone purchased the Mid Day Magic Ticket offer? I'm curious about pros and cons.
    The main pro is: It costs less.
    The main con is: You can't go in the park the morning, so you get fewer possible hours in the park.

    If you don't care about the morning hours, you're all set.
    If you don't like the extra heavy number of guests who will be in the park in the afternoon/evening, there's a negative.

    Not a lot of other things to factor.
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
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    What is the current rule for renewed AP cards that have last years dates? Example: The dates on the card are 2018-2019. Would a renewed AP guest need to pick up a new card that has dates 2019-2020 in order to receive discounts, etc in person?
    The general numeric year is not as important as the actual start/end AP date -AKA the "anniversary date." (Like, Sept. 3, 2019.)
    The AP needs to have not yet expired in order to get the discounts.
    This would not be a problem if you have already purchased the AP upgrade (which means the "new" AP would become active at the anniversary date.)
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
    Nov 18, 2001
    I have bought 5 day park hopper and plan to use 12/15-12/19. My reading of posts in this thread says I should be able to upgrade to gold pass on 12/19 as exiting park, the last day of use. Is this correct, that can upgrade to gold on a blackout date?
    You can upgrade to the new AP, but not use it to enter a park on a blackout date.
     
  • BebopBaloo

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    Jul 21, 2008
    The general numeric year is not as important as the actual start/end AP date -AKA the "anniversary date." (Like, Sept. 3, 2019.)
    The AP needs to have not yet expired in order to get the discounts.
    This would not be a problem if you have already purchased the AP upgrade (which means the "new" AP would become active at the anniversary date.)
    AP has been renewed and the anniversary date has arrived. Do they still need a new card? Thanks!
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
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    AP has been renewed and the anniversary date has arrived. Do they still need a new card? Thanks!
    Does the current (old) card have a visible "expired" date on it?
    If so, a new card would be called for. (Easy to pick up at any ticket booth or Guest Relations at WDW.)
     

    ulcards99

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    Oct 11, 2010
    I just wanted to make sure I was calculating this correct. If I buy a 10 day PH ticket from UT that starts on September 30 ($529.03 pre-tax, $563.42 after tax) and I want to upgrade to an AP when I get there (non-Florida resident), do my calculations make sense?

    1. 10 day PH ticket on Disney site = $579.51 pre-tax... $617.18 after tax
    2. Upgrade to AP at Guest Relations would cost = $574.56 after tax (($1119-579.51) * 1.065)

    So I would be saving $53.77 by upgrading when I get there instead of purchase an AP in advance. $1,191.74 vs $1,137.98 Is that math correct?
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
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    I just wanted to make sure I was calculating this correct. If I buy a 10 day PH ticket from UT that starts on September 30 ($529.03 pre-tax, $563.42 after tax) and I want to upgrade to an AP when I get there (non-Florida resident), do my calculations make sense?

    1. 10 day PH ticket on Disney site = $579.51 pre-tax... $617.18 after tax
    2. Upgrade to AP at Guest Relations would cost = $574.56 after tax (($1119-579.51) * 1.065)

    So I would be saving $53.77 by upgrading when I get there instead of purchase an AP in advance. $1,191.74 vs $1,137.98 Is that math correct?
    Simplified calculation equation below-
    (What you paid for the discounted ticket does not figure in to the upgrade calculations.)

    $1191.74 w/tax: Platinum AP (For upgrade at Ticket booth or Guest Relations)
    - 617.18 w/tax: 10 day PH, Disney site) [I'm taking your word on this.]
    = 574.56 w/tax: Upgrade to Platinum AP cost.
     

    cdurham1

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    Jul 18, 2014
    I just bought an annual pass, and they sent me my exchange card in the mail already. I understand that I should get a free magic band, but I don't know how to order one before my trip. It looks like I can't get the magicband until I activate the annual pass in person. Obviously, I would like to have my magic band before I go on my trip. Any advice?
     

    CarolynFH

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    Jan 5, 2000
    I just bought an annual pass, and they sent me my exchange card in the mail already. I understand that I should get a free magic band, but I don't know how to order one before my trip. It looks like I can't get the magicband until I activate the annual pass in person. Obviously, I would like to have my magic band before I go on my trip. Any advice?
    So far as I know, you have to activate your AP in person at any ticket booth or GR before you enter the park for the first time, and you can't order your AP MB until your AP is activated. However, the ticket booth in Liberty Square in MK has MBs available - you can pick one up there, but it won't be personalized with your name inside, just the MB's ID number.
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
    Nov 18, 2001
    So far as I know,
    1. you have to activate your AP in person at any ticket booth or GR before you enter the park for the first time, and you can't order your AP MB until your AP is activated. However,
    2. the ticket booth in Liberty Square in MK has MBs available -
    3. you can pick one up there, but it won't be personalized with your name inside, just the MB's ID number.
    1. Correct.
    2. That location is called the "Liberty Square Ticket Office."
    It's just outside the central Castle Hub across the bridge to Liberty Square.
    (It's right in front of the Hall of President's exit.
    3. Correct.

    426643
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
    Nov 18, 2001
    I would like to have my magic band before I go on my trip. Any advice?
    In addition to the info in the posts above, if you already HAVE any MBs in your name from previous WDW trips,
    those MBs will work at WDW with your new AP.
    (Any ticket or AP under your file in MDX will work, interchangeably, with any MB in your name in the same MDX account.)
    You could use the older MB(s) for this trip, then after you return home,
    you can then order your new AP MB and have it "personalized" (with your name)
    and it will be sent to you... ready to use on any subsequent trips when you use your new AP.
     

    RajunCajun

    Disney fan from DFW
    Joined
    Oct 17, 2017
    If I get a 2 day hopper and I’m doing a split stay and want to get two different magic bands, can I link that one ticket to both bands and stays? Also will be doing the dining plan

    Hope this makes sense
     


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