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Old 07-24-2012, 04:57 PM   #16
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Unfortunately, this exact thing happened to friends of ours last week. They wanted to add a seventh day onto a six day hopper and were told no--at two separate ticket booths and at guest services. They were told exactly what the OP was told--you can add days up to 5 days, but anything past that requires a separate hopper ticket for one day, two days, etc. Pricey.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:19 PM   #17
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I really hope you can still add days, we were hoping to add a day to our 6 day hoppers on Aug 4 so we could be in the parks on our arrival night.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:41 PM   #18
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Darthmole how did you get your 2 extra days and how much was it if you don't mind? They told me I would have to get the 5 day plus buy a 2 day ticket.
Just for reference, I had discounted 6-day park hopper tickets that I purchased on the Disney website prior to the price increase and the elimination of the option to purchase a 6-day ticket at all online.

Also, this was on 7/10 and was our first day in the park.

I first went to City Hall to inquire since I read reports that people were able to do it at guest services inside DCA. They directed me to the ticket booths outside the gate.

My first attempt was unsuccessful. I was given the "buy a separate ticket or upgrade to an AP" response.

My second attempt was a success. I just asked to upgrade my tickets to 8-days and the guy knew exactly what I was talking about. He did scan my tickets and punch around the computer a bit before telling me it would be "expensive" and with a smile said it would be $5 per ticket. That is not per day, that was $5 total per ticket to go from 6-day to 8-day. He then voided my tickets and issued new ones.

I'm wondering if they have changed the rules in the last week or so. This is the second or third rejection I've read about since returning. I sure hope it's just inexperienced cast members and not an official policy change. If they are changing this policy to thwart people from scalping their partially used tickets, they should install better security measures, not penalize those who just want a slightly longer stay.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:58 PM   #19
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I would think by getting rid of the 6 and7 day it will turn people off. I understand that a majority of dl guest are annual pass holders but there are people who are going to DL and would like more than a 5 day like myself. I will not buy a 2 day pass because it will be too expensive And they will lose out on our spending for those 2 days.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:02 PM   #20
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I had just missed the cut off when we booked our November trip. The system was down. I was on the phone for an hour and half with them agrreing the system was having issues but it was not there fault I could not buy online. Yada yada. I finally got them to extend my 5 day by 1 day. And they said it was a one time thing and that in the future Disney only offers a 5 day park hopper.
During my "discussion" about being there 7 days (AT DLH NO LESS) I asked what was I to do wiht only a 5 day ticket. There answer? Go to Knotts Berry Farm! I told them I was a Disney stock holder who did not appreciate them sending dollars elsewhere. Really sad. I hope you can get your added but I think this is them now inforcing the new rules..
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:56 PM   #21
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We were able to add to our six-day hoppers no problem earlier this month. We went to the ticket booths after leaving the park on our first day (Jul 01) and had no problems. It took about 25 minutes and a supervisor override on the computer to accomplish, cost us $5 per ticket.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:19 PM   #22
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I would think by getting rid of the 6 and7 day it will turn people off. I understand that a majority of dl guest are annual pass holders but there are people who are going to DL and would like more than a 5 day like myself. I will not buy a 2 day pass because it will be too expensive And they will lose out on our spending for those 2 days.
This is exactly my beef right now. I am not a lucky local and have to plan for months and save my money to fly for hours to visit the DLR for a period of time to get my fun fix of Disney. For this I like to spend as much time as I can in the resort and taking in all I can not missing a thing. So I generally get an 8 day hopper so I can take excursions in between days and if I get back early from them I can go to the resort for a few hours and enjoy a few more hours of play time.

Now I am trying to plan my vacation for next November and my best friend who is coming hasnt been since the year DCA opened, and was only there for 2 days. She wants to go soooo bad and have the ultimate experience I typically have each year. So when I looked into passes the other day I am being forced to purchase either a 5 day hopper from Flight Center for $234 or a basic annual pass for $264 which has a freakish ton of black out days, including blocking most if not all weekends. WOW there goes my chances of seeing weekend shows in off season. So if I upgrade to the next annual pass for about $330 there are less blackout days but I have to pay an extra $100 per person to get this and I have to carefully now plan my weeks so I am not blocked out, and I MAY (Doesnt mean I will) get a weekend evening there. Quite honestly I am disgusted with Disney that they would do this to people who have to spend all that money to travel.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:39 PM   #23
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TSo when I looked into passes the other day I am being forced to purchase either a 5 day hopper from Flight Center for $234 or a basic annual pass for $264 which has a freakish ton of black out days, including blocking most if not all weekends. WOW there goes my chances of seeing weekend shows in off season. So if I upgrade to the next annual pass for about $330 there are less blackout days but I have to pay an extra $100 per person to get this and I have to carefully now plan my weeks so I am not blocked out, and I MAY (Doesnt mean I will) get a weekend evening there. Quite honestly I am disgusted with Disney that they would do this to people who have to spend all that money to travel.
I as well as skiingfast posted on another one of your threads about this same thing...the AP you are referring to which is $264 I still dont get where you are getting that amount because the lowest AP available is $269 and you are not eligible for that or the one above it...both the so cal and so cal select are only for southern california residents so the lowest AP you could get is the deluxe which is $469 per pass...I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I guess you didnt see the post we wrote on the other thread and I dont want you expecting to be able to get the AP's you are thinking about
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:45 PM   #24
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i really don't understand them scrapping the longer tickets like 6-8 day hoppers.

we are from australia, and we can get 14 day hoppers, which suit us fabulously, but it kinda sucks that they don't offer the same tickets to local and other usa residents
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:57 PM   #25
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i really don't understand them scrapping the longer tickets like 6-8 day hoppers.

we are from australia, and we can get 14 day hoppers, which suit us fabulously, but it kinda sucks that they don't offer the same tickets to local and other usa residents
Hi Alicia,
We are traveling from Australia too. We have AP's, but a friend is coming with us, and they need tix. All I can find are these 5 days, where did you get the 14 day pass from? It will be perfect cause we are planning 14 days.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:01 AM   #26
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I talked to tickets/reservations who then transferred me to guest services about upgrading my 5 day to a 6 day hopper. They were actually quite rude on both lines and just kept telling me repeatedly that they stopped selling 6 day park hoppers. After trying to explain multiple times that I understand, but wanted to extend a day at a prorated cost they finally told me I was out of luck.

The first answer was that I would simply have to purchase a seperate 1 day park hopper ticket. Then the second assistant told me I could take my tickets to the booths to have them upgraded, but there was no way of knowing the prices. She said I would probably have to pay full price. Both ended my phone call with a heavily sarcastic "Have a magical day!"

I am so disappointed with this change. Why alienate people who want to spend more time in the parks? This means more money spent on food, souvineers, etc. Why not just pro rate the extra day? I understand many of you were able to do this no problem, but the fact that now it's becoming more and more of a risk is uncomfortable. Especially when I don't live in state and have to plan months ahead for a special vacation. No fun..
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:24 AM   #27
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Isn't it because they've had problems with people scalping the additional 6th-8th day tickets? There may be enough of us that use them, but I think there are significantly more that abuse them. With the expense of Carsland and a weak economy they're probably doing everything they can to stay on top of things. The best way to solve that problem is to install the fingerprint machine like they have at WDW. But that might not be worth the expense for an additional $5 per occasional ticket.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:13 AM   #28
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Complaining here does no good. Complain officially, in person at the park file a complaint anywhere and everywhere.

I think everyone who points out this is counterproductive to the bottomline is right. Many families plan trips of longer than 5 days. I'd have loved to overhear that comment at guest services because I would have piped in with my opinion which is this:

TWDC was so disappointed with attendance at DCA and the the failure of DLR to become a "mulitday resort destination" that it invested 2 billion dollars to draw more folks to the parks for longer. Please don't discourage me from staying, spending money, and help Disney to achieve it's goal.

I get that they don't make the 6-8 days tickets readily available for mass purchase. They however, do need to come up with a solution and firm policy that allows guests to visit this resort for as many days as they will let guests book rooms in their hotels for
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:37 AM   #29
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I had no idea this was an issue. We decided to extend our trip a day and I just went to the place inside the gates of California Adventure (to the left, I can't remember what it's called!) and they added a day to my son's 5 day park hopper without batting an eye.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:36 AM   #30
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Next year for us is our first & maybe only big trip to DL. We are planning lots of time in the parks. The 6 day would worked better for us. Because on arrival day I would love to have the option to go have dinner at DL. I will be watching closely about this ticket upgrade situation.
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