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Brander
03-07-2005, 12:16 PM
In order to qualify for a Florida resident discount, do you only need a florida mailing address, or do you have to show a driver's licence or some other form of ID?
My sis has a place in FLA, and I was wondering if I could use her place as a mailing address.
Thanks for your help!

BuckNaked
03-07-2005, 12:20 PM
I don't think that will work, since the address isn't in your name. I think you need a FL driver's license (doesn't matter what the address is), a FL ID card (with a FL address) or a bill mailed to you at a FL address, with a picture ID.

Shells9
03-07-2005, 01:26 PM
Yes, I think it is a valid State of Florida ID or something close to it, as mentioned above.

cjsmith
03-07-2005, 01:28 PM
You need to show a Florida drivers license as it's for Florida residents!

MAGICinMYHEART
03-07-2005, 01:35 PM
Proof of Florida residency for each adult is required - you must provide any one of the following:
Florida driver's license
Florida state-issued ID card (must have Florida address)
Florida voter's registration card with corresponding
picture ID
A college ID for a Florida college
Florida-based military ID

BuckNaked
03-07-2005, 01:37 PM
Thanks MAGICinMYHEART - I knew I had seen that list somewhere, but I couldn't remember where.

tnkrbell
03-07-2005, 01:44 PM
you can also use a utilities bill in your name.

MAGICinMYHEART
03-07-2005, 01:50 PM
tnkrbell

The utilities bill in your name, is no longer listed as proof of Florida residency on the Disney website. :confused3

Fokus17
03-07-2005, 01:53 PM
How about we only try for the FL Resident discount if we live in FL. Dont try to cheat the system. That just hurts those of us who really do live in FL!

BuckNaked
03-07-2005, 02:02 PM
How about we only try for the FL Resident discount if we live in FL. Dont try to cheat the system. That just hurts those of us who really do live in FL!

I agree that no one should try to cheat the system, but at the same time, FL resident discounts are not just for people that actually physically reside in FL, and Disney is fine with that.

CarolA
03-07-2005, 02:09 PM
Some Florida residents are part time and do get the discounts. Before my dad moved he had a Florida Resident ID since at that time his legal residence was still TN. I guess since he lived part time and paid taxes Disney was happy! LOL!

KayakDaddy
03-07-2005, 02:18 PM
Last year we brought my mother and my older sister (both Florida residents) with us for a week at the WL. I handled the reservations (me & my wife = not FL residents) and paid for everything. I did not even think about the discount and we even paid an extra $25 per day for extra adults in the room. (We did use a postcard code though - no rack rates here)

My question is, would our trip have been eligible for the FL resident discount if my mom or sister did the booking? We are planning on doing a similar trip in late July and I'd like to know if it would be worth the effort to have one of them book the room.

BuckNaked
03-07-2005, 02:20 PM
Yes, if the reservation is in the name of the person that is a FL resident, up to 3 rooms can be booked using the discount (if available).

***edited to add: I'm assuming that your mom and/or sister would be staying with you. The FL resident does need to be in one of the rooms being booked in order to get the discount.

KayakDaddy
03-07-2005, 02:35 PM
Yes, either my mom or sister will be with us. That is good news that I'll be able to use the FL resident discount. Now if the codes would ever come out........................................

christinadei
03-07-2005, 02:37 PM
But I don't think you can use codes and a FL resident discount. I think it's one or the other, so whichever is the better deal. That's if there are any FL res. discounts available.

lovethattink
03-07-2005, 02:43 PM
I don't think that will work, since the address isn't in your name. I think you need a FL driver's license (doesn't matter what the address is), a FL ID card (with a FL address) or a bill mailed to you at a FL address, with a picture ID.


My parents live with us in Florida, but have a house in Pa and still have PA driver's licenses. So Dad went and got a Fl ID card. When he went to renew his AP, the CM said a Fl ID card did not count as FL res. This was last week.

BuckNaked
03-07-2005, 02:44 PM
My parents live with us in Florida, but have a house in Pa and still have PA driver's licenses. So Dad went and got a Fl ID card. When he went to renew his AP, the CM said a Fl ID card did not count as FL res. This was last week.

If the FL ID card had a FL address on it, the CM was incorrect, according to Disney's website.

mamapajama
03-07-2005, 03:17 PM
My parents live with us in Florida, but have a house in Pa and still have PA driver's licenses. So Dad went and got a Fl ID card. When he went to renew his AP, the CM said a Fl ID card did not count as FL res. This was last week.

Did he ask for a supervisor or get another CM? It doesn't make any mention of FL only DL's being no good on the website. There is no way to detemine just by that how much of your time is spent in FL vs another state and MANY people have places in FL & another state. I'd love an update on this as I have a FL only DL with a FL address and I let my SAP expire & will be getting new ones in May.

Thanks,
Elise

TJA
03-10-2005, 10:46 AM
I agree with the FL residency rules, but I just want to add that I'm not sure how much they are enforced. I just posted on a different thread about a family living in NY that books with a FL residency rate every year. This family happens to have a relative that resides in FL with the same name so they carry around a utility bill while in WDW. NOBODY has ever asked this family to show that utility bill, much less any other form of proof! They even purchased park tickets with the FL residency discount with no inquiries or questions asked. It's nice that the WDW website lists the rules and requirements, but it looks like they are not enforced.

Tiggerlover91
03-11-2005, 08:18 PM
I agree with the FL residency rules, but I just want to add that I'm not sure how much they are enforced. I just posted on a different thread about a family living in NY that books with a FL residency rate every year. This family happens to have a relative that resides in FL with the same name so they carry around a utility bill while in WDW. NOBODY has ever asked this family to show that utility bill, much less any other form of proof! They even purchased park tickets with the FL residency discount with no inquiries or questions asked. It's nice that the WDW website lists the rules and requirements, but it looks like they are not enforced.

:guilty: :confused3 :sad2:

Jamesbyr
03-11-2005, 10:05 PM
When I was much younger (say, 1959) my father would travel to California on business and bring me back L.A. newspapers, and there would be ads for Disneyland in the papers. I always wondered how that park could survive during the off-season. I guess they had special promos and off-season deals for local residents. (Duh!)

BTW I never got to DL until 1970, so I had become and still remain a bit manic about it.

Watching this Florida Resident credentials issue come up time and again, I must say I learned some new things this round, and formalized some generalizations as well:

Snowbirds get the FL rates. (These are people from cold states who have winter homes in Florida.) That is so nice.

Florida residents also get great deals on annual passes, but Orlando locals complain about the parking fees, or about the long walk to SSR to get the free bus. Again, “Duh?”

DVC members get a discount on AP rates, but not as good as FL residents. (not sure about that.) Personal thought on APs: why would someone want to go THAT often? There are other things to see in this great country. (And I have been to WDW yearly for the past 16 years: check my signature. But we’ve done other things. EM me if you really care.)

There are, or should be, “blackout” periods for all these discounts during the heavy vacation seasons) Christmas, Easter, etc.) ( It’s just business, as Vito Corleone said.)

“Codes” come out when Disney has excess inventory to fill. Prayers (and frantic postings on DIS) don’t help. Check with Vito.

Disney has also done a good job dreaming up special events (flower and garden, food and wine, Marathon, Halloween, pre-Christmas, numerous others) to bring in both long distance tourists and locals not tied to school schedules. They are also very clever at scheduling some attractions as “seasonal.” (meaning often closed.)

But: they have expanded privileges for on-site resort guests, while they have vastly increased the number of on-site guests in the past ten years.

On-site, AP, FL, DVC, (gosh, I forgot Concierge!) all of these preferential groups are heading for a snitty collision course in these boards if Disney does not RIGHT AWAY either build another park or do a major expansion of MK in their unused area. (This is a separate topic. Sorry!)

From MY self-centered point of view, since DVC members have made a major cash investment in Disney, they should get “Front of the Line” privileges at every ride and 20% of every restaurant’s tables should be held for them for same-day call-in reservations. We should be able to park in the EMPLOYEE parking lots right behind Main Street, and enter the park through the Utilidors, if that is how they are spelled. We should get a 10% discount in all the shops, and a 25% discount in the EPCOT “graveyard.” Oh, I forgot: special seating at FANTASMIC! And a pre-dawn Safari tour that includes animals giving birth, just as we saw in Disney’s VANISHING PRAIRIE.


Gosh, the last person posted here two hours ago and signed off. I hope my insights are not in vain

DisneyDar
03-12-2005, 01:39 AM
Love it! Florida resident means just that. If you want the discounts, move to Florida. Jeesh.