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Old 09-04-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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Question About Annual Pass Upgrade Tip

So, I'm aware that if I buy a park ticket from a broker like Undercovertourist--and I use at least one day on it and upgrade within the 14 day window--that I can upgrade it to an AP and get the face value towards the AP. My question though... Is the pass considered "active" as of the day I bought the ticket, the day of the first ticket use, or the day of the upgrade? In other words, if I buy my tickets two months in advance and then upgrade at the park, will it take two months off my annual pass?

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:55 PM   #2
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Start date is the day of first use.

If you bought the ticket on 4/5/12. And you first used it on 6/5/12 and you upgraded to an AP on 6/9/12 Your AP start date is 6/5/12.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:58 PM   #3
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Start date is the day of first use.

If you bought the ticket on 4/5/12. And you first used it on 6/5/12 and you upgraded to an AP on 6/9/12 Your AP start date is 6/5/12.
Thanks much! I was starting to get worried about when to buy my tickets. Guess I can go do that now!
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:24 PM   #4
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Inspect your annual pass immediately.

The expiration date is punched in manually by the CM, as opposed to printed automatically using the computer system clock and calendar, and occasionally a mistake is made.
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You might want to look at the Everything About WDW Tickets locked sticky in the TPA&S Forum. Especially the items bolded in the list below.

Post and Contents

1. This Table of Contents
2. Magic Your Way (MYW) Ticket Basics Including Definitions
3. Annual Passes and Water Park Tickets
4. Tickets Available Only to Florida Residents
5. Tickets Not Available to the General Public
6. Upgrading MYW Tickets (Not to Annual Passes)
7. Upgrading Tickets to Annual Passes
8. Dealing With Tickets Issued Prior to 1 January 2005 (Pre-MYW)
9. Children and Adults
10. Special Events
11. Comprehensive MYW Ticket Example
12. Hotel Card (Key To The World (KTTW))
13. Lost Tickets
14. Finger Scans
15. Frequently Asked Ticket Questions.
15A. Hopping Rules
15B. WPF&M With No Expire
15C. No Expire Upgrades
15D. Upgrading an Unused Ticket
15E. Upgrading Special Tickets
15F. Checking on Old Tickets
15G. Renewing Annual Passes
15H. Upgrading a Completely Used Ticket
15I. Getting Park Tickets Before Package Start Date
15J. Upgrading After Departure

Page Two of the Sticky

16. 2012 MNSSHP and MVMCP Information
18A. Prices Effective June 3, 2012
18B. Per Day Pricing for Ticket Combinations
18C. How to Save Money on Annual Pass Purchases
19. "Free" Tickets and Special Promotions
20. Ticket Purchase/Upgrade Locations and Telephones
21. Florida Resident Installment Purchases of Annual Passes

To get there directly, follow the link in my signature. The ticket sticky is your friend!
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:27 AM   #6
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You might want to look at the Everything About WDW Tickets locked sticky in the TPA&S Forum. Especially the items bolded in the list below.

Post and Contents

1. This Table of Contents
2. Magic Your Way (MYW) Ticket Basics Including Definitions
3. Annual Passes and Water Park Tickets
4. Tickets Available Only to Florida Residents
5. Tickets Not Available to the General Public
6. Upgrading MYW Tickets (Not to Annual Passes)
7. Upgrading Tickets to Annual Passes
8. Dealing With Tickets Issued Prior to 1 January 2005 (Pre-MYW)
9. Children and Adults
10. Special Events
11. Comprehensive MYW Ticket Example
12. Hotel Card (Key To The World (KTTW))
13. Lost Tickets
14. Finger Scans
15. Frequently Asked Ticket Questions.
15A. Hopping Rules
15B. WPF&M With No Expire
15C. No Expire Upgrades
15D. Upgrading an Unused Ticket
15E. Upgrading Special Tickets
15F. Checking on Old Tickets
15G. Renewing Annual Passes
15H. Upgrading a Completely Used Ticket
15I. Getting Park Tickets Before Package Start Date
15J. Upgrading After Departure

Page Two of the Sticky

16. 2012 MNSSHP and MVMCP Information
18A. Prices Effective June 3, 2012
18B. Per Day Pricing for Ticket Combinations
18C. How to Save Money on Annual Pass Purchases
19. "Free" Tickets and Special Promotions
20. Ticket Purchase/Upgrade Locations and Telephones
21. Florida Resident Installment Purchases of Annual Passes

To get there directly, follow the link in my signature. The ticket sticky is your friend!
Thanks! I checked it over and I think I did it right. I bought my ticket (10-day Park Hopper w/ No Expiration) for $626 from Undercovertourist.com. I want to upgrade to a Premium Annual Pass, which is $744. So it should be around $66 cheaper for the AP when I upgrade! I do have to use the ticket at least once before I upgrade to get CGP though, yes?
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Thanks! I checked it over and I think I did it right. I bought my ticket (10-day Park Hopper w/ No Expiration) for $626 from Undercovertourist.com. I want to upgrade to a Premium Annual Pass, which is $744. So it should be around $66 cheaper for the AP when I upgrade! I do have to use the ticket at least once before I upgrade to get CGP though, yes?
yes - they will only convert the original pass to current gate price if it is used at least once, prior to the 14 day expiration.
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