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Old 09-13-2012, 07:45 AM   #91
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According to Cheshire Figment "nomal upgrade rules apply". So MYW tix can be upgraded to the DVC-PAP.
http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2991734
You just can't upgrade APs into the new PAPs -according to MS.
I would be very careful until we know for certain whether or not Disney is creating special rules surrounding this offer. Normally WDW passes can be upgraded to any "better" pass (i.e. AP to PAP) but DVC seems to be telling members that they cannot upgrade existing APs or vouchers under this offer. That makes me question whether MYW passes can be upgraded either.

Back in 2005 when the AP discount was first introduced, we "upgraded" non-discounted Annual Passes to discounted Premium Annual Passes and were even refunded some money in the process.

So far most of DVC's communications suggest they will be much more restrictive about upgrades this time around.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:51 AM   #92
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How does Will Call work? We're heading to WDW the second week of October, so if I buy our two passes Oct 1, I'm a little nervous we wouldn't get them in the mail on time. Also, is there any problem with ordering 2 APs Oct 1 and then getting 3 more for the kids before Dec 31 or do we have to get them all at the same time? Our October trip is Mom and Dad only but we're going in March with the kids. I don't have the cash on hand to get all 5 now, but will hopefully get a Christmas bonus.

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Old 09-13-2012, 09:06 AM   #93
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How does Will Call work? We're heading to WDW the second week of October, so if I buy our two passes Oct 1, I'm a little nervous we wouldn't get them in the mail on time. Also, is there any problem with ordering 2 APs Oct 1 and then getting 3 more for the kids before Dec 31 or do we have to get them all at the same time? Our October trip is Mom and Dad only but we're going in March with the kids. I don't have the cash on hand to get all 5 now, but will hopefully get a Christmas bonus.

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I have used will call every time. I always buy online and you get a will call certificate that you print. (Plus you can save it to a file, just in case). You get it immediately after the purchase. I guess it will depend if you are directed to the ticket store and are allowed to purchase online through the DVC website. I like doing it this way as it has always worked for me, plus no extra fee for shipping. Time will tell.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:52 AM   #94
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We are heading down in October for our trip and purchased DVC AP's. I have the vouchers. I am very disappointed that I can't take these vouchers to the ticket gate and "upgrade" to the Premium Pass. I feel like I am being punished for planning ahead.

If we can't upgrade when we get there, we will not be taking advantage of this perk. We were not planning on renewing the annual passes next year as we are heading to Yellowstone National Park for 2014. That is too bad because we may have discovered we really liked having access to the Water Parks and Disney Quest. We may have ended up buying the Premium Passes in the future....now we will never know.

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Old 09-13-2012, 10:04 AM   #95
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Kelly's story is an example of why I try to wait until the last minute to purchase anything.

I never understood why people purchase AP vouchers in advance. To save two minutes at a ticket window? To take advantage of current prices before a price increase? Either way, there are always going to be unhappy people when a new promo is announced.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:12 AM   #96
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We are heading down in October for our trip and purchased DVC AP's. I have the vouchers. I am very disappointed that I can't take these vouchers to the ticket gate and "upgrade" to the Premium Pass. I feel like I am being punished for planning ahead.

If we can't upgrade when we get there, we will not be taking advantage of this perk. We were not planning on renewing the annual passes next year as we are heading to Yellowstone National Park for 2014. That is too bad because we may have discovered we really liked having access to the Water Parks and Disney Quest. We may have ended up buying the Premium Passes in the future....now we will never know.

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I have vouchers that I had planned to use this fall. I looked over every bit of the vouchers and the paperwork that came with them and there is no mention of any deadline for exchanging these particular vouchers for APs. (The policy may have changed since I bought these but these particular vouchers make no mention of any exchange deadline so I feel I'll be OK holding on to them to use later.) So I plan to hold on to the vouchers for a future trip and purchase PAPs for this trip instead and hit the water parks a few times between this trip and our spring trip.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:14 AM   #97
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We are heading down in October for our trip and purchased DVC AP's. I have the vouchers. I am very disappointed that I can't take these vouchers to the ticket gate and "upgrade" to the Premium Pass. I feel like I am being punished for planning ahead.

If we can't upgrade when we get there, we will not be taking advantage of this perk. We were not planning on renewing the annual passes next year as we are heading to Yellowstone National Park for 2014. That is too bad because we may have discovered we really liked having access to the Water Parks and Disney Quest. We may have ended up buying the Premium Passes in the future....now we will never know.

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Kelly...I had called to speak to MS yesterday but explained I was interested in switching/exchanging/upgrading my regular AP for this Premium discounted price. I need to buy AP's on Sept 26 when we arrive---and would be activating them on that day for use in the parks through 9/29. So I had asked if I could switch a week later on Oct 6 when we disembarked the Fantasy and went back to the parks. They told me "no". But you have vouchers----so perhaps you will be able to switch to this offer. I sure hope so. But like Tim mentioned above.....I'd wait it out and see. The details should be posted on DVC Member site on Oct 1. I'll be on the ship with no internet access but will probably run over to the DVC folks on the ship and find out the details because I'm dying to know. Good luck Kelly !!!!!
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:24 AM   #98
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I spoke to MS today and was informed that the PAP Discount Ticket is eligible for upgrade. We can purchase MYW PH for the beginning of our stay (end of Sept) and then upgrade to PAP on 10/1 (or later) as long as at least a day remain on the PH and we pay the price difference between the previously purchased PH and the dicounted PAP price.

Anyone else get the same answer?
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:25 AM   #99
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I have vouchers that I had planned to use this fall. I looked over every bit of the vouchers and the paperwork that came with them and there is no mention of any deadline for exchanging these particular vouchers for APs. (The policy may have changed since I bought these but these particular vouchers make no mention of any exchange deadline so I feel I'll be OK holding on to them to use later.) So I plan to hold on to the vouchers for a future trip and purchase PAPs for this trip instead and hit the water parks a few times between this trip and our spring trip.
I'm in the same boat as you..Vouchers left from about two years ago. Three trips in the course of 10 months starting in November. Thinking of buying these PAPs and holding the vouchers for a few more years. I wish I remembered what I paid back then to compare.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:07 PM   #100
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... So far most of DVC's communications suggest they will be much more restrictive about upgrades this time around.
It almost sounds as though DVC has gotten a special deal with Theme Parks for this promotion - where DVC is allowed to sell these Premium AP's at $399 (plus tax). I'd suspect that DVC may even get some sort of commission for each AP they sell.

If they accept the usual upgrade tickets as an exchange, they could then be stuck with admission media DVC has no use for and Theme Parks may not be as generous towards DVC with any credit for these reclaimed passes as they are when guests directly upgrade the "other" passes. Maybe they can work with Theme Parks to make it worthwhile to continue to offer the same upgrade policy as usually allowed.

I view this as a text program to see how effective DVC can be selling a plus feature admission medium to its members. If it gets a strong enough response, we may see similar deals going froward. If not, this may be our one-and-only chance for something like this. I suspect it is related to the number of APs sold with the DVC discount vs the number of PAPs sold with the DVC discount and Theme Parks is looking for a quick uptick in PAP sales to start their new fiscal year in October.

Stay tuned!
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:20 PM   #101
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I just saw this offer. I wish I knew if I was definitely going next summer. Such a great deal
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:31 PM   #102
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Yes. "Activated" is really the old term, from back when an AP was activated when you used it to enter a park for the first time. Then they changed it so that it is already activated at the time you purchase it or when you redeem/exchange an AP voucher for the actual AP or pick up up an AP at will call. It doesn't matter anymore when you use it for the first time to enter a park. The clock starts ticking from the day when you first have the AP/PAP in your hand.
I'm not so certain this is the case for this offer based on this announcement:

Insider's Tip: A Premium Annual Pass certificate is not activated as a ticket until it is used the first time. So, if you've already purchased an Annual Pass, you can still take advantage of this offer by purchasing it now (between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012), but waiting to activate it until after your current pass has expired. Passes purchased on this offer must be redeemed by December 31, 2013.

Based on this it seems to me that activated means the first time used to enter a park.
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I'm not so certain this is the case for this offer based on this announcement:

Insider's Tip: A Premium Annual Pass certificate is not activated as a ticket until it is used the first time. So, if you've already purchased an Annual Pass, you can still take advantage of this offer by purchasing it now (between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012), but waiting to activate it until after your current pass has expired. Passes purchased on this offer must be redeemed by December 31, 2013.

Based on this it seems to me that activated means the first time used to enter a park.
The wording is confusing to say the least.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:59 PM   #104
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The wording is confusing to say the least.
I concur, but I think it means you must enter the park with it by Dec 2013. Too bad. We are going this Nov and then not again until 2014. I would certainly jump on this if we were going at all next year. Would have been cool as We've never been to the waterparks, and our kids will be old enough for them by then.
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I concur, but I think it means you must enter the park with it by Dec 2013. Too bad. We are going this Nov and then not again until 2014. I would certainly jump on this if we were going at all next year. Would have been cool as We've never been to the waterparks, and our kids will be old enough for them by then.
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