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Old 08-11-2012, 10:17 AM   #61
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I have the same question as DizBub, but my dad is retired AF so he is eligible.

He and my mom have AP's so can they buy the tickets for family members as long as they are there with those family members to activate them?
The rules say that ONE ticket must be used by the military member(or spouse if the soldier is not present) .
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:27 AM   #62
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I have the same question as DizBub, but my dad is retired AF so he is eligible.

He and my mom have AP's so can they buy the tickets for family members as long as they are there with those family members to activate them?
Yes, they can buy tickets, but only 5. If you buy 6, one has to be used for the military member. And all members of the party do not have to be there to activate the tickets-- your mom and dad will need the names, dates of birth and maybe addresses of everyone using the tickets-- I can't remember what exactly they asked for. If they buy them at the park, the names of each person will be printed on the tick. If they buy them off-base, the person who activates the passes will write the person's names on them with marker.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:27 AM   #63
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The rules say that ONE ticket must be used by the military member(or spouse if the soldier is not present) .
So if he purchases a ticket for himself (which this deal is so good, we'd be happy to split the cost of his ticket), he has to use it instead of his pass? How would they know if he used the military ticket or not? Or does the eligible person's ticket look different so it can't be transferred to anyone who doesn't have valid ID?
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No, it doesn't look any different-- at least, it hasn't in the past. But it will have his name printed on it. And it's breaking the "rules" of the ticket to then give it to someone else to use. Do people do it? Yes, I'm sure they do, but it's still not right. If you only activate 5, one does NOT have to be for the military member. And you do NOT need to buy a ticket for them, as long as you only buy 5. We have this exact same dilemma coming up this year, and, unless we let my DH's AP run out and use a ticket for him sometimes during the year, we'll probably only buy and activate 5.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:48 AM   #65
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No, it doesn't look any different-- at least, it hasn't in the past. But it will have his name printed on it. And it's breaking the "rules" of the ticket to then give it to someone else to use. Do people do it? Yes, I'm sure they do, but it's still not right. If you only activate 5, one does NOT have to be for the military member. And you do NOT need to buy a ticket for them, as long as you only buy 5.
Thank you! We only need 5, but we don't mind buying the additional ticket if we have to. Split 5 ways, it's only like 30 extra bucks for each of us to cover that ticket. Still waaay better than paying full price!

What's the reasoning behind if you only buy 5 the eligible member doesn't need to use one?

And I vaguely remember everyone having to be present as they were activated when we did this back in '09. Is that still the case, or can my parents activate them for everyone once they get there? (We're all coming in at different times)
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The first year, everyone had to be there to activate the tickets. It hasn't been that way the last few years--of course, that could change this year too, we'll have to wait and see, I guess. Because you can buy 5 tickets for friends and family and one for the military member, if he isn't there or doesn't need a ticket because he has an AP, you can only buy the 5 for family and friends. Have fun on your trip!
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oh, yes, Appleorchard is correct. If you want to buy ALL 6 then the service member has to use one of them.
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Thank you! Food and Wine Fest here we come!
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I am so glad they have a military discount that extends past Sept 2012. We are headed to WDW in Nov. Now I have to see if the 4 days hopper for $156 is a better deal than the FL discount.

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I'm tentatively planning a trip for January next year. We qualify for the military salute tickets (active duty Army) but I'm thinking about having my sister meet us down there, so she can take advantage of the offer. If she ends up only using some of her entitlements while we're down there, will she be able to come back before September and use any remaining entitlements without a military ID?
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I'm tentatively planning a trip for January next year. We qualify for the military salute tickets (active duty Army) but I'm thinking about having my sister meet us down there, so she can take advantage of the offer. If she ends up only using some of her entitlements while we're down there, will she be able to come back before September and use any remaining entitlements without a military ID?
Yes. The only time the military id is required is during activation by the service member. After that, the ticket belongs to the guest and can be used until it expires by that same guest.
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