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newlittleminnie 11-22-2012 05:05 AM

I have a question. (Duh lol)

I am considering buying an annual pass at some time in the near future and I read on a thread (admittedly an old thread) that if you buy the voucher your annual pass will activate when you trade in the voucher.

However when looking at the wdw website it now seems they offer to post annual passes to the uk for an extra charge. Does this mean since I will have the actual card not the voucher that it will become active on purchase?

Or will it still not be activated until I use it to enter a park?

Many thanks

Disneymad 11-22-2012 06:40 AM

They will send you a voucher in the post to redeem for an Annual Pass at Guest Services so you'll be fine. However, you might want to consider the 'Will Call' option - you have to go to a ticket window anyhow to exchange your pass so instead of handing over the voucher you give them your reference number and they just look it up on their system.

You receive and email confirmation so you'll have a 'receipt' of purchase in case that's a worry, and ofc, has the benefits of being free rather than getting charged overseas postage.

Tickets in the 'Will Call' system don't expire so also doesn't matter how far in advance you order them.

Hope that helps :)

newlittleminnie 11-22-2012 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Disneymad (Post 46765652)
They will send you a voucher in the post to redeem for an Annual Pass at Guest Services so you'll be fine. However, you might want to consider the 'Will Call' option - you have to go to a ticket window anyhow to exchange your pass so instead of handing over the voucher you give them your reference number and they just look it up on their system.

You receive and email confirmation so you'll have a 'receipt' of purchase in case that's a worry, and ofc, has the benefits of being free rather than getting charged overseas postage.

Tickets in the 'Will Call' system don't expire so also doesn't matter how far in advance you order them.

Hope that helps :)

Thank you very much :)

I will feel better knowing I have some kind of confirmation email that I can print off :)

I think I will just go for the will call option

Cheshire Figment 11-22-2012 10:45 AM

The will-call reservation is four letters followed by seven or eight digits. Normally if it is purchased online you will get a receipt with a bar code. Bring that to any ticket window to get your actual pass. If you don't have a bar code, be sure to bring the full reservation number.

newlittleminnie 11-22-2012 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Cheshire Figment
The will-call reservation is four letters followed by seven or eight digits. Normally if it is purchased online you will get a receipt with a bar code. Bring that to any ticket window to get your actual pass. If you don't have a bar code, be sure to bring the full reservation number.

Thank you for the extra info :) is there a guest services window before you enter MK?

Just we won't have time to go to DTD before a park and MK will be the first park of the holiday, and obviously can't enter without the pass lol

DebbieB 11-22-2012 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by newlittleminnie (Post 46767147)
Thank you for the extra info :) is there a guest services window before you enter MK?

Just we won't have time to go to DTD before a park and MK will be the first park of the holiday, and obviously can't enter without the pass lol

Yes, it's to the far right of the entrance, close to the bus stops.

hidingmickey 11-22-2012 12:50 PM

the confusion may be that the voucher IS a card, but not the actual pass.

newlittleminnie 11-22-2012 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by DebbieB

Yes, it's to the far right of the entrance, close to the bus stops.

Thank you :) at least now I know here I'm going lol

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Originally Posted by hidingmickey
the confusion may be that the voucher IS a card, but not the actual pass.

I think that may be it. I thought it was odd that they would offer to ship a voucher that could easily be printed out :/

hidingmickey 11-22-2012 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by newlittleminnie (Post 46767344)
Thank you :) at least now I know here I'm going lol



I think that may be it. I thought it was odd that they would offer to ship a voucher that could easily be printed out :/

yes I was surprised to get them when we purchased since I knew they aren't activated until you go and activate them (we bought ours before the price increase back in June (?) and intend to go for Christmas). In the mail came cards that say they are not tickets, but I cannot recall if they call them vouchers or not. Unlike the photopass plus voucher that we got, that is paper, these are credit card like, just like the KTTW cards or MVMCP tickets!

newlittleminnie 11-22-2012 01:55 PM

Have you ever had the experience of exchanging the 'voucher' for the actual pass?

I was just wondering roughly how long it takes, if its as simple as handing over the voucher and they give you the card

mesaboy2 11-22-2012 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by newlittleminnie
Have you ever had the experience of exchanging the 'voucher' for the actual pass?

I was just wondering roughly how long it takes, if its as simple as handing over the voucher and they give you the card

As quick or quicker than purchasing a ticket with cash or credit.

newlittleminnie 11-22-2012 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by mesaboy2

As quick or quicker than purchasing a ticket with cash or credit.

That's the problem I've never done that to know how quick it is lol

I've only been once and we had our tickets before we went

mesaboy2 11-22-2012 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by newlittleminnie

That's the problem I've never done that to know how quick it is lol

I've only been once and we had our tickets before we went

2-3 minutes or so once at the window.

Cheshire Figment 11-22-2012 06:42 PM

Basically as long as you have the reservation information the length of time is the same. If it not an annual pass the system will print the live tickets immediately. If it is any level of Annual Pass the demographic information must be entered prior to the actual issuance of the pass.

It does not really take any long. However, if you a purchasing an Florida Resident AP of any level on the Monthly Payment Plan the procedures are very much faster if you to the purchase online.

Robo 11-22-2012 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by DebbieB (Post 46767209)
Yes, it's to the far right of the entrance, close to the bus stops.

At #9 on the map.

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