TICKETS + How to UPGRADE (& Cost)

Muhlenberg

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Sep 13, 2006
1. Yes.
2. If 9/30/20 is the end of the 4-day Magic program, then yes.
(Even if the tickets expire, their value can be used toward the purchase of new, current tickets.)
Thank you very much! That eases my reservations about it.
 

ksromack

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 14, 2012
A. Do your tickets just have 4 "days," total? No, it's a 4 night package but I upgraded our tickets to a 6 day ticket because we are staying 2 extra nights using DVC points AFTER our package
If so...
1. You can use a 4 day ticket over the course of 7 days, beginning on the first day that you USE the ticket.
2. Up to you.
3a. If you booked your package within the last 6-8 months...I booked the package as a bounce-back on October 11, 2018 so it's been more than 6-8 months ago. Does this make a difference how I calculate what the value of the now 6-day hoppers are worth? This is the part of the equation I am unsure of. I upgraded to a 6 day ticket a few months after I booked the bounce-back.
 

Robo

1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
Joined
Nov 18, 2001
A. Do your tickets just have 4 "days," total?
X. No, it's a 4 night package but I upgraded our tickets to a 6 day ticket because we are staying 2 extra nights using DVC points AFTER our package
If so...
1. You can use a 4 day ticket over the course of 7 days, beginning on the first day that you USE the ticket.
2. Up to you.
3a. If you booked your package within the last 6-8 months...

Y. I booked the package as a bounce-back on October 11, 2018 so it's been more than 6-8 months ago. Does this make a difference how I calculate what the value of the now 6-day hoppers are worth? This is the part of the equation I am unsure of. I upgraded to a 6 day ticket a few months after I booked the bounce-back.
X. Then, you can use a 6 day ticket over the course of 9 days, beginning on the first day that you USE the ticket.

Y. I'm not sure if you need to compute the cost (value) of your package tickets based on the Disney on-line price on Oct. 11, 2018
-OR-
I'm not sure if you need to compute the cost (value) of your package tickets based on the Disney on-line price on the date that you upgraded to add the extra days.
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Tickets created BETWEEN Feb.11,2018 & Oct.16,2018: See price list HERE.

But, I don't have access to the prices of Tickets created BETWEEN Oct.16, 2018
and March 12, 2019.
 
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  • ksromack

    DIS Veteran
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    X. Then, you can use a 6 day ticket over the course of 9 days, beginning on the first day that you USE the ticket.

    Y. I'm not sure if you need to compute the cost (value) of your package tickets based on the Disney on-line price on Oct. 11, 2018
    -OR-
    I'm not sure if you need to compute the cost (value) of your package tickets based on the Disney on-line price on the date that you upgraded to add the extra days.
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    Tickets created BETWEEN Feb.11,2018 & Oct.16,2018: See price list HERE.

    But, I don't have access to the prices of Tickets created BETWEEN Oct.16, 2018
    and March 12, 2019.
    Thank you! I may just have to wait until we get to the park to figure it all out....but I'll wait until closer to the end of the trip. If my tickets will be calculated from the site posted above, I won't upgrade to an AP. I was looking at the newer pricing and figured it was closer to what Memory Maker would cost. We are going to Aulani in 2020 so an AP won't help me there. Thank you for your help!
     

    HelenParr

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 16, 2008
    I have a timing problem with AP renewal and FP window. I'm unsure how to best solve.

    Next trip is 3/11/20-3/17/20. Last day of my AP is 3/13/2020. I plan to renew. I fear that means my 60 day FP window will open on 1/11 but only for March 11-13. I'm not going to be able to make FP selections for 3/14-3/17 until my AP renewal window opens on 1/13 or 1/14.

    Ideas on how to work around that (that don't increase my cost significantly)?
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
    Nov 18, 2001
    I have a timing problem with AP renewal and FP window. I'm unsure how to best solve.

    Next trip is 3/11/20-3/17/20. Last day of my AP is 3/13/2020. I plan to renew. I fear that means my 60 day FP window will open on 1/11 but only for March 11-13. I'm not going to be able to make FP selections for 3/14-3/17 until my AP renewal window opens on 1/13 or 1/14.

    Ideas on how to work around that (that don't increase my cost significantly)?
    This is actually a very common problem.
    Call Disney and explain, and they usually offer even earlier AP renewal
    so that you can book FP for the entire trip.
    Have fun!!
     

    fb2000

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Dec 2, 2019
    Quick questions about upgrading our 2 tickets to 2 FL resident Annual Pass.
    a) The first ticket is a 10-days Park Hopper unused from UT with a starting date of December 19th 2019.
    b) The second one is a 5-days PH unused bought directly from Disney with an expiration of December 19th 2019.

    1) The ticket value that will be applied to the AP total is:
    a) Disney Gate Price for the same ticket based on the day that I purchased from UT
    b) Price that I paid directly through Disney

    ** I was told by 2 agents on the chat and by a ticketing agent on the phone that only the price paid, even for tickets purchased from 3rd party authorized sellers, would be applied to the upgrade to an AP **

    2) As a FL resident, can we still put the balance of the AP purchase on monthly payments ?
    3) Would we be able to upgrade those tickets into AP on December 18th 2019 ?
    4) Can we upgrade any of those by phone before our arrival ?

    Thanks
     
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  • 570traveler

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 21, 2016
    I purchased AP vouchers for my husband and I. Can I attach them to my MDE account now even though we may not use them till November? (We would have a trip this June but will most likely buy the 4 day tickets). It’s my understanding that they wouldn’t be activated for our June trip unless we go to guest relations to activate. Just want to be sure the 4 day tickets get used in June and not the AP’s. Thanks!
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
    Nov 18, 2001
    I purchased AP vouchers for my husband and I.
    1. Can I attach them to my MDE account now even though we may not use them till November? (We would have a trip this June but will most likely buy the 4 day tickets).
    2. It’s my understanding that they wouldn’t be activated for our June trip unless we go to guest relations to activate.
    3. Just want to be sure the 4 day tickets get used in June and not the AP’s. Thanks!
    1. Yes.
    2. Correct. AP cannot be "accidentally" activated.
    3. That'll work.
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
    Nov 18, 2001
    Quick questions about upgrading our 2 tickets to 2 FL resident Annual Pass.
    a) The first ticket is a 10-days Park Hopper unused from UT with a starting date of December 19th 2019.
    b) The second one is a 5-days PH unused bought directly from Disney with an expiration of December 19th 2019.

    1) The ticket value that will be applied to the AP total is:
    a) Disney Gate Price for the same ticket based on the day that I purchased from UT
    b) Price that I paid directly through Disney

    c) ** I was told by 2 agents on the chat and by a ticketing agent on the phone that only the price paid, even for tickets purchased from 3rd party authorized sellers, would be applied to the upgrade to an AP **

    2) As a FL resident, can we still put the balance of the AP purchase on monthly payments ?
    3) Would we be able to upgrade those tickets into AP on December 18th 2019 ?
    4) Can we upgrade any of those by phone before our arrival ?

    Thanks
    1a) Nope. You'd get the ON-LINE Disney price (not the gate price) based on the date that the ticket was minted by Disney.
    (Very likely it would still be the on-line Disney price on the date you purchased the ticket from UT.)
    1b) Correct.
    1c) Safe to ignore most info offered by "phone/chat CMs" when you know the info to be different.
    2) I don't know, but it would seem likely.
    The "trade-in" (upgrade value) of the original tickets would be considered as the "down payment," with the remainder divided into your monthly payments.
    3) Since your UT ticket won't "start" until the next day, that MIGHT be an issue. (But, it likely can be worked out at no loss of value to you.)
    4) The ticket you bought from Disney... yes.
    The ticket you bought from UT... maybe.
     

    fb2000

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Dec 2, 2019
    1a) Nope. You'd get the ON-LINE Disney price (not the gate price) based on the date that the ticket was minted by Disney.
    (Very likely it would still be the on-line Disney price on the date you purchased the ticket from UT.)
    1b) Correct.
    1c) Safe to ignore most info offered by "phone/chat CMs" when you know the info to be different.
    2) I don't know, but it would seem likely.
    The "trade-in" (upgrade value) of the original tickets would be considered as the "down payment," with the remainder divided into your monthly payments.
    3) Since your UT ticket won't "start" until the next day, that MIGHT be an issue. (But, it likely can be worked out at no loss of value to you.)
    4) The ticket you bought from Disney... yes.
    The ticket you bought from UT... maybe.
    Thanks Robo for the quick response !!
    I deleted the emails with the prices paid for my tickets, would you be able to estimate to value that I would get to be applied to the AP ?

    a) The first ticket is a 10-days Park Hopper unused from UT with a starting date of December 19th 2019 (bought in October 2019)
    b) The second one is a 5-days PH unused bought directly from Disney with an expiration of December 19th 2019. (bought in August 2019)

    Thanks again !!
     
  • lanejudy

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    Thanks Robo for the quick response !!
    I deleted the emails with the prices paid for my tickets, would you be able to estimate to value that I would get to be applied to the AP ?

    a) The first ticket is a 10-days Park Hopper unused from UT with a starting date of December 19th 2019 (bought in October 2019)
    b) The second one is a 5-days PH unused bought directly from Disney with an expiration of December 19th 2019. (bought in August 2019)

    Thanks again !!
    Those should be the same values as the current online prices - just check WDW site.

    Enjoy your vacation!
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
    Nov 18, 2001
    Since my 5-days PH ticket is not date-based, do i need to compare it with the current price with the ''Flexible'' add-on ?
    Why is it not date-based if you bought it in Aug. 2019?
     

    fb2000

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Dec 2, 2019
    Why is it not date-based if you bought it in Aug. 2019?
    This ticket was given by a family member (who's not sure of the exact moment she purchased it), but she said that the only limitation on that ticket was the expiration on December 19th 2019
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
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    This ticket was given by a family member (who's not sure of the exact moment she purchased it), but she said that the only limitation on that ticket was the expiration on December 19th 2019
    Dec. 19?

    You would need to determine the actual origin of that ticket before its exact value is known.
     

    lanejudy

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    This ticket was given by a family member (who's not sure of the exact moment she purchased it), but she said that the only limitation on that ticket was the expiration on December 19th 2019
    Any chance this is a military ticket? The special military Salute tickets expire 12/19/19. If it isn’t activated by the military member, upgrading would be a moot point without military ID. If activated, i’m not sure those are price-bridged due to the high discount.

    Or has the family member gotten a “start date” confused with an expiration date? You need to find out more about this ticket.

    Enjoy your vacation.
     

    570traveler

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 21, 2016
    1. Yes.
    2. Correct. AP cannot be "accidentally" activated.
    3. That'll work.
    Is it also possible to have 2 inactive AP’s for the same person in MDE? I may upgrade our tickets from our package to an AP and save the ones I have for another year.
     

    fb2000

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Dec 2, 2019
    Any chance this is a military ticket? The special military Salute tickets expire 12/19/19. If it isn’t activated by the military member, upgrading would be a moot point without military ID. If activated, i’m not sure those are price-bridged due to the high discount.

    Or has the family member gotten a “start date” confused with an expiration date? You need to find out more about this ticket.

    Enjoy your vacation.
    No not military, she simply got confused and December 19th is the starting date.
    Regarding tickets bought from 3rd party, as some previously reported, do we need to enter the park first to ''activate'' the ticket and get the savings before price bridging to an AP or it doesn't matter ?
     


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