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Old 02-08-2013, 12:42 PM   #2596
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I have a room only with the discounted tickets added in, no dining plan though.
I looked at undercover tourist and didn't see a price for AP's there.
A room with tickets would be a package. You would need to cancel and rebook a room only or change to a ticketless package, but you would have to add dining to it. I would buy the most heavily discounted tickets from UT. We bought the non-expiration tickets. It saved me 500.00 on the AP's.

I have done every kind of change and money transfer possible. Ask away.
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The Ap's may not save you a lot with only 2 trips, but if you have any plans to return in May of 2014 it would be a very good deal for you.
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A room with tickets would be a package. You would need to cancel and rebook a room only or change to a ticketless package, but you would have to add dining to it. I would buy the most heavily discounted tickets from UT. We bought the non-expiration tickets. It saved me 500.00 on the AP's.

I have done every kind of change and money transfer possible. Ask away.
You are all AMAZING!!! But I must admit I am getting confused. So...call CRO, cancel current package, they refund to my CC. Then rebook with them the room only AP rate. Will they ask me what my AP number is or anything??

And I am then left with the difference on my CC as a credit. About ($1400.) Use this money to order 5day PH from UNdercover tourist, then on our day of arrival walk into Epcot International Gateway, head to Guest Services, and upgrade to Annual Passes??? THen also at that time I can buy TIW card if I want?

Then go back to present the AP to Beach CLub people as proof we have it? THey will let us check in without it?

Phew.....thanks for all the help ladies
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The Ap's may not save you a lot with only 2 trips, but if you have any plans to return in May of 2014 it would be a very good deal for you.
I am sure we might be able to squeeze in an adults only weekend maybe....
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You are all AMAZING!!! But I must admit I am getting confused. So...call CRO, cancel current package, they refund to my CC. Then rebook with them the room only AP rate. Will they ask me what my AP number is or anything??

And I am then left with the difference on my CC as a credit. About ($1400.) Use this money to order 5day PH from UNdercover tourist, then on our day of arrival walk into Epcot International Gateway, head to Guest Services, and upgrade to Annual Passes??? THen also at that time I can buy TIW card if I want?

Then go back to present the AP to Beach CLub people as proof we have it? THey will let us check in without it?

Phew.....thanks for all the help ladies
This is what I can gather (from all of the RC advice)...
  1. Rebook your room & tickets package to room-only using the AP rate.
  2. Buy the Undercover Tourist tickets closest in price (but not over) the price of the AP.
  3. Crucial Step: When you go to your first park, go through the turnstile with the existing tickets (this will lock in the "Gate Price" of the ticket, not the discounted UT price), then go to Guest Services and upgrade all of the tickets to APs. You'll have to pay the difference in gate price of the old tickets to the cost of the APs -- this is why you need to use them first before upgrading.
  4. Show your AP at the front desk so you'll feel better about having booked the rate. (They really don't ask for it, Pas?!)

That sound about right, ladies?
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:04 PM   #2601
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Ladies, before I mosey on over to our Kookalicious' CR thread, I thought I'd ask here first... because you all ARE the experts after all.

I'm in a conundrum. (Though, not nearly as exciting as Jen's!) So, I finally got the site to spit out some pricing last night for the maybe-sorta-possible End of Oct. (Funnily enough, it was the OLD website! Imagine that. Did they revert?) Hubbo's Birthday "Surprise". I was looking at CR Garden Wing. It came back with a standard Garden Wing Room and a Deluxe. The Deluxe room wasn't that much more... do any of you happen to know if the Deluxe rooms ever get discounted? In particular, I'm hoping they run the room-only discount they did last year -- 'cause I refuse to pay rack-rate. Just not sure that if I do happen to book and put a deposit down and those rooms aren't discounted, will I be kicking myself for not having booked a regular GW room or ... over at the YC&BC. I bet that doesn't make any sense.

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You are all AMAZING!!! But I must admit I am getting confused. So...call CRO, cancel current package, they refund to my CC. Then rebook with them the room only AP rate. Will they ask me what my AP number is or anything??

And I am then left with the difference on my CC as a credit. About ($1400.) Use this money to order 5day PH from UNdercover tourist, then on our day of arrival walk into Epcot International Gateway, head to Guest Services, and upgrade to Annual Passes??? THen also at that time I can buy TIW card if I want?

Then go back to present the AP to Beach CLub people as proof we have it? THey will let us check in without it?

Phew.....thanks for all the help ladies
Yes, mostly.

You don't need an active AP to book an AP rate. Although when booked my April trip online, I had o key in my AP number and I've never had to do that before.

Also, You need to use your tickets first before upgrading to lock in gate price otherwise you throw away your UT discount. I wouldn't worry about running back to show them at BC. Just show them next time you go back to the room. I've only had to show an AP once in many stays. Just tell them you are upgrading that day and will show them later.


One more thing, I think I steered you wrong on which UT tickets to buy. I see there are better deals but I can't price out the NE option at WDW to really see which ones will save you the most without costing more than APs. When DD is napping I can look to see if I can figure it out.

On a scroll down I see Miss has this all covered already since I take an hour to post, but I'm posting anyway darn it!
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You are all AMAZING!!! But I must admit I am getting confused. So...call CRO, cancel current package, they refund to my CC. Then rebook with them the room only AP rate. Will they ask me what my AP number is or anything??

And I am then left with the difference on my CC as a credit. About ($1400.) Use this money to order 5day PH from UNdercover tourist, then on our day of arrival walk into Epcot International Gateway, head to Guest Services, and upgrade to Annual Passes??? THen also at that time I can buy TIW card if I want?

Then go back to present the AP to Beach CLub people as proof we have it? THey will let us check in without it?

Phew.....thanks for all the help ladies
Yes you would need to cancel your reservation. I would just put the one night deposit down until you get your refund. You can then pay off the room if you want, but you don't have to. I would buy the most heavily discounted tickets and upgrade them at check it. Figure out what the Aps will cost then play around with the different ticket selections on UT. You need to check the value of the tickets on the WDW site to see what the best deal is.

For example I bought non expiration park hoppers for 2250 they were valued on the WDW site at 2733. I upgraded them to AP's which cost 2944. My Ap's ended up costing 2470 instead of 2944. It's confusing but you really need to check the value on the WDW site, and do the math before buying from UT.

I have never been asked to show my AP or airline badge at check in, but if they do you can get your AP's and then show them later.
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Ladies, before I mosey on over to our Kookalicious' CR thread, I thought I'd ask here first... because you all ARE the experts after all.

I'm in a conundrum. (Though, not nearly as exciting as Jen's!) So, I finally got the site to spit out some pricing last night for the maybe-sorta-possible End of Oct. (Funnily enough, it was the OLD website! Imagine that. Did they revert?) Hubbo's Birthday "Surprise". I was looking at CR Garden Wing. It came back with a standard Garden Wing Room and a Deluxe. The Deluxe room wasn't that much more... do any of you happen to know if the Deluxe rooms ever get discounted? In particular, I'm hoping they run the room-only discount they did last year -- 'cause I refuse to pay rack-rate. Just not sure that if I do happen to book and put a deposit down and those rooms aren't discounted, will I be kicking myself for not having booked a regular GW room or ... over at the YC&BC. I bet that doesn't make any sense.

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You are all AMAZING!!! But I must admit I am getting confused. So...call CRO, cancel current package, they refund to my CC. Then rebook with them the room only AP rate. Will they ask me what my AP number is or anything??
Online you need AP in hand, but on the phone no!

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This is what I can gather (from all of the RC advice)...
  1. Rebook your room & tickets package to room-only using the AP rate.
  2. Buy the Undercover Tourist tickets closest in price (but not over) the price of the AP.
  3. Crucial Step: When you go to your first park, go through the turnstile with the existing tickets (this will lock in the "Gate Price" of the ticket, not the discounted UT price), then go to Guest Services and upgrade all of the tickets to APs. You'll have to pay the difference in gate price of the old tickets to the cost of the APs -- this is why you need to use them first before upgrading.
  4. Show your AP at the front desk so you'll feel better about having booked the rate. (They really don't ask for it, Pas?!)

That sound about right, ladies?
You got it !!!

I haven't ever been asked to show my AP at eiter US/Ioa hotels or WDW, maybe they ask randomly???

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Also, You need to use your tickets first before upgrading to lock in gate price otherwise you throw away your UT discount. I wouldn't worry about running back to show them at BC. Just show them next time you go back to the room. I've only had to show an AP once in many stays. Just tell them you are upgrading that day and will show them later.


One more thing, I think I steered you wrong on which UT tickets to buy. I see there are better deals but I can't price out the NE option at WDW to really see which ones will save you the most without costing more than APs. When DD is napping I can look to see if I can figure it out.

On a scroll down I see Miss has this all covered already since I take an hour to post, but I'm posting anyway darn it!
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Yes you would need to cancel your reservation. I would just put the one night deposit down until you get your refund. You can then pay off the room if you want, but you don't have to. I would buy the most heavily discounted tickets and upgrade them at check it. Figure out what the Aps will cost then play around with the different ticket selections on UT. You need to check the value of the tickets on the WDW site to see what the best deal is.

For example I bought non expiration park hoppers for 2250 they were valued on the WDW site at 2733. I upgraded them to AP's which cost 2944. My Ap's ended up costing 2470 instead of 2944. It's confusing but you really need to check the value on the WDW site, and do the math before buying from UT.

I have never been asked to show my AP or airline badge at check in, but if they do you can get your AP's and then show them later.
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Ladies, before I mosey on over to our Kookalicious' CR thread, I thought I'd ask here first... because you all ARE the experts after all.

I'm in a conundrum. (Though, not nearly as exciting as Jen's!) So, I finally got the site to spit out some pricing last night for the maybe-sorta-possible End of Oct. (Funnily enough, it was the OLD website! Imagine that. Did they revert?) Hubbo's Birthday "Surprise". I was looking at CR Garden Wing. It came back with a standard Garden Wing Room and a Deluxe. The Deluxe room wasn't that much more... do any of you happen to know if the Deluxe rooms ever get discounted? In particular, I'm hoping they run the room-only discount they did last year -- 'cause I refuse to pay rack-rate. Just not sure that if I do happen to book and put a deposit down and those rooms aren't discounted, will I be kicking myself for not having booked a regular GW room or ... over at the YC&BC. I bet that doesn't make any sense.

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How about a 1st floor GW room...then you have a patio right...Deena had the Deluxe room....right??? Where's that Deena
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I did some minor playing around with the numbers, it looks like the 4 Day WPFM with PH will get us about a $220 savings. So for you all who have ordered from UT, do they mail them out quickly? Never gone this route before obviously.
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I did some minor playing around with the numbers, it looks like the 4 Day WPFM with PH will get us about a $220 savings. So for you all who have ordered from UT, do they mail them out quickly? Never gone this route before obviously.

I remember reading a bit about the Water Park tickets from Cheshire's ticket FAQ (I believe he is or was a ticketing / guest services CM so knows his business), just something to keep in mind if you get those particular UT tickets:

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All this AP talk has ME tempted now... Especially since hubbo's been very receptive to Disney lately.
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Thanks for the CR advice ladies. Double-checking my dates and I'm going to try for that Deluxe room. (Hubs just said, "Let's not run up the CC again after just paying it off. )
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I remember reading a bit about the Water Park tickets from Cheshire's ticket FAQ (I believe he is or was a ticketing / guest services CM so knows his business), just something to keep in mind if you get those particular UT tickets:



All this AP talk has ME tempted now... Especially since hubbo's been very receptive to Disney lately.
Thanks Miss, this is all kind of scary to think about doing. I don't want to mess up! Maybe I will just go have a peek at that thread.

Sorry for putting all this in your head!!
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I did some minor playing around with the numbers, it looks like the 4 Day WPFM with PH will get us about a $220 savings. So for you all who have ordered from UT, do they mail them out quickly? Never gone this route before obviously.
Are you 2 adult and 3 child Aps. Not premium AP's right.
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Right, 2 adults, 3 children (3-9), not premium
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