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Old 05-19-2012, 05:32 PM   #211
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I am all set but a friend was wondering if she purchased the deluxe ap online today and did the monthly payment plan, is the first day of her pass till the first time she goes to the park and activates it at the gate?

The voucher does not give you the monthly payment option.
Yes. It starts the first day it's used. I bought my Deluxe AP earlier today, using the monthly plan, and it's no different.

I am still waiting for my e-tix to show up in my email acct. It's been about 3 hours so far.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:41 PM   #212
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We are going November 3-10.

We are booked at Villas at Grand Californian starting on the 7th. I figure we will be at DLR 4 days. I bought the 5 day hopper, just in case we decided to add a day at the end or just are antsy to go.

I am just trying to decide what we want to do the 3rd to the 6th? that seems to be the toughest call.
If you are looking to book on DVC points, then the choice is obviously narrow. We have stayed at Paradise Pier and it is the lowest points of the Hotels, and honestly it is not that bad. You have to cross a major street to get to the parks but it is fairly close. You still get to use the private back entrance to DCA through the GC resort which is right across the street. The DLH is definitely more points, but much more themed and immersive like what you experience at WDW.
Hope you have a blast wherever you decide to stay
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:02 PM   #213
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Just wanted to say how much I appreciate having you guys for the heads up and answering questions.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:04 PM   #214
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Thank you for posting this. We ordered our lone AP for the discount & our three hoppers for our September trip. Still waiting on the email.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:09 PM   #215
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Yes. It starts the first day it's used. I bought my Deluxe AP earlier today, using the monthly plan, and it's no different.

I am still waiting for my e-tix to show up in my email acct. It's been about 3 hours so far.
Thanks for the info.

I am going on a three hour wait also! Have a feeling their website is very back logged!
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:15 PM   #216
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I really think your example illustrates the whole point of these increases. Disney is raising prices partially to keep down the demand. DLR is already pushing the limit on crowds, and Cars Land is going to really test the capacity.

So if you go less often but pay more for each visit, that accomplishes Disney's goals... it keeps the crowds manageable and increases profits. Frustrating, but the parks only have so much capacity and it seems like the demand is practically limitless!

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I agree..and really, it doesn't bother me..Disney is a business and was when Walt was alive and I STILL say for what you get ..the hours the parks are open..all the attractions, the shows, parades, beautiful surroundings, etc., it is really not a bad price to pay. That park hopper or AP is now getting us a basically new theme park with new longer hours, brand new entire LAND and shiny new entertainment as well. So I just paid $246 for DH to go for 5 days so that is under $50 a day..where else can you get all that for under $50 for what could be 12+ hours of fun? This doesn't bother me at all.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #217
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I just wanted to say THANK YOU for starting this thread. Unfortunately, pass expired in September so I was not able to renew but I used Mary from Mousesaver's tip(Thank you, Mary!!) and bought 2 Gift Vouchers for APs for DH and I. We will be redeeming them before the end of this year. I'm still surprised at the increase. From $499 to $649! Wow!
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #218
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DW and I went down in person this afternoon and renewed our Premium passes. We skipped the price increase last year by buying early as well, which means we just delayed the inevitable. As we were buying this year I was commenting that we won't be renewing again next year and DW just looked at me like I was nuts or something.

Kids are older now and on their own to get passes, or not.

Prices all around us are increasing and Disney is no exception, but nobody I have talked to ever expected such a large increase.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:14 PM   #219
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If you are looking to book on DVC points, then the choice is obviously narrow. We have stayed at Paradise Pier and it is the lowest points of the Hotels, and honestly it is not that bad. You have to cross a major street to get to the parks but it is fairly close. You still get to use the private back entrance to DCA through the GC resort which is right across the street. The DLH is definitely more points, but much more themed and immersive like what you experience at WDW.
Hope you have a blast wherever you decide to stay
We are not looking at staying at PPH or DLH.

We want to do MT wax museum, walk of fame, Hollywood and some other things that are a bit farther from Disney. We just plan on staying somewhere closer to those attractions.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:47 PM   #220
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Ordered a deluxe AP around 2:30pm eastern, got confirmation around 6:30pm.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:10 PM   #221
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Not quite. If you buy an AP VOUCHER it begins on the date of activation. If you buy an AP, it begins immediately.
I don't think this is true....After reading through the thread, both start on the first day of entry.

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I purchased passes online NOT vouchers. On my confirmation email AND on each ticket that we turn in to exchange for our APs, it says "expires one year after FIRST ENTRY". It doesn't say 1 year from date of purchase.
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Looks like maybe this will finally be the price increase that shrinks the number of AP holders (starting with me).
I agree...while I love the thought of fewer people in the parks, I do not want to be one of them. Add rising gas prices to the list and I may have to cancel some of my SoCal trips (or get my friends down there to let me bunk with them for a few nights )

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I just got off the phone with guest services for AP. I asked if I can renew my pass before the prices go up. I checked online and it is too early to renew. Lily (cast member) stated that as long as I renew before July 1st I will be able to lock in the current price without the increase.

You can renew your AP 40 days prior to expiring.
Dang, I wish I saw this sooner! I expire 7/24.

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I bought PHs about 1/2 hr ago with a gift card. Balance on the card has gone down, but no tickets have shown up. I assume they are busy processing all of the orders, but the email said they would show up within minutes.

I am wondering how long I need to wait until I call customer service. Is anyone in the same boat as me since last night? How long did it take?
I am on the phone waiting right now, but they have a message playing when you first call, it basically says that due to high sales, wait times for emails are at 3 hours.

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I am all set but a friend was wondering if she purchased the deluxe ap online today and did the monthly payment plan, is the first day of her pass till the first time she goes to the park and activates it at the gate?

The voucher does not give you the monthly payment option.
Luv ya Bridget! I decided to go for the Premium and I set up monthly payment options. Although, I am debating on whether or not to start using it when I go in late June just to have the extra discount, or use my DAP since it is valid through July. Decisions, decisions.

With the massive price hikes, I will never get the premium again and possibly not a DAP either. We may just have to settle coming once every few years after this new pass expires.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:18 PM   #222
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Called customer service to use multiple gift cards to buy our AP vouchers and they are now on callback! They couldn't even put me on hold! I tried to verify that they would call back TODAY but the CM would only tell me they would call back as soon as they could! Ack!

They are definitely swamped with orders!!
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:21 PM   #223
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Luv ya Bridget! I decided to go for the Premium and I set up monthly payment options.
Back at ya sweetie! Wanted to make sure I had the correct info to give you!
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:25 PM   #224
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I just spoke with a CM who also confirmed that it is the first day of ENTRY for when the new pass starts. Payments start right away, but not the ticket countdown
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:19 PM   #225
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I just bought vouchers for my family and my parents. I guess we're in for one more year! I saved my order confirmation page as a PDF, since we don't plan on heading back until September, I can wait for the email...as long as it arrives at some point.
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