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Old 12-12-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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$399 DVC Premium Annual Pass-Extended?-Speculation

I'm curious. I never heard a logical explanation as to why the PAP got the reduction through Dec 31. I'm wondering if it will be extended as a perk indefinitely.

Things are a little tight this year and while I could buy them if I really needed to, I'd rather pass since mine are good until next June and I probably wouldn't activate them until Christmas of next year. Given the current economic climate, that's a log time to just hang $1200+ out in the cold for a year.

I can't really see a reason why they did it to begin with unless their intention was to extend it as a perk ongoing.

Anybody have an opinion? It's kinda like the BLT TOTW thing. I Can't imagine why they would have done it to begin with unless it was an experiment with intentions of extending from the beginning.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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I'm curious. I never heard a logical explanation as to why the PAP got the reduction through Dec 31. I'm wondering if it will be extended as a perk indefinitely.

Things are a little tight this year and while I could buy them if I really needed to, I'd rather pass since mine are good until next June and I probably wouldn't activate them until Christmas of next year. Given the current economic climate, that's a log time to just hang $1200+ out in the cold for a year.

I can't really see a reason why they did it to begin with unless their intention was to extend it as a perk ongoing.

Anybody have an opinion? It's kinda like the BLT TOTW thing. I Can't imagine why they would have done it to begin with unless it was an experiment with intentions of extending from the beginning.
I would love it if they extended this perk. We purchased them on our past trip and plan on going back for 3 or 4 nights in October. Between the savings on merchandise, TiW etc it really paid off for us on this one trip alone (we spent $56 more upgrading our tickets).
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:47 PM   #3
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I hope they continue it, and I agree that it is most likely a test thing to see how it goes. We just picked up ours yesterday and we'll likely visit more next year as a result, so it worked on us!
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:54 PM   #4
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I agree. One of the best perks we've had.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:20 PM   #5
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May be it will become a perk for direct buyers only if it becomes real popular
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:33 PM   #6
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Yep, if i could go on getting the PAP at a price that is less than the discounted DVC price for an AP, I would continue buying it too but because of that fact I have serious doubts it will be extended, i.e., the issue is not why Disney offered it in the first place (only as a short time promotion) but why it would be crazy enough to continue selling us a PAP at a price that is less than the discounted AP? You will need some drunken sailors running the organization for that to happen (and I am praying I will have to eat crow).
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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I will be ticked if they wait until the last minute and extend it. I bought mine today and I may not use it until next December. My current AP does not expire until the end of April. I would have preferred to wait.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:58 PM   #8
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It was a very nice perk that DVC worked out with Disney, but I don't believe that it will be extended.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:17 PM   #9
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I will be ticked if they wait until the last minute and extend it. I bought mine today and I may not use it until next December. My current AP does not expire until the end of April. I would have preferred to wait.
Thanks-was wondering that as well. Did you get a discount for extending? Ours are reg DVC AP's currently.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:09 PM   #10
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Thanks-was wondering that as well. Did you get a discount for extending? Ours are reg DVC AP's currently.
I am not renewing. I'll let my current AP expire at the end of April and then start the one I just bought as new whenever I go again, either October or December to get the full year. It's $399 new or renewal (plus tax).
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:20 PM   #11
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I wish they would offer some sort of a deal on the one that is good on both coasts. Our current AP's are good thru March but next summer we want to visit DL for a change....but then the FOLLOWING YEAR we would be back to the FL resorts...I hate missing out on buying these AP's for such a good price but we just wouldn't get to use them until 2014.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:47 PM   #12
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I am not renewing. I'll let my current AP expire at the end of April and then start the one I just bought as new whenever I go again, either October or December to get the full year. It's $399 new or renewal (plus tax).
Dw and I did the same. Our currant passes expire in May but we just bought the voucher for the PAP and plan on redeeming them next Oct-Nov whenever we go.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:51 PM   #13
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We plan on buying our PAP and using them for 14 days in June and 7 more in Dec! A SUPER value for us as we live way too far from Mickey!
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:48 AM   #14
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I will be ticked if they wait until the last minute and extend it. I bought mine today and I may not use it until next December. My current AP does not expire until the end of April. I would have preferred to wait.
You don't have to activate the $399 pass until 12/31/13 if you don't want to. Even if you forego the AP renewal, $399 for PAP is very comparable. And, you get a bigger merch discount to help save even more.

We're not going back until middle end of 2014 or we'd be all over this. But, for us, we had 6 days left on no expiration passes that we used. Even if we hadn't, a 6-day park hopper was still less than the PAP discount. My parents had just renewed their AP's right before the deal.

If they do extend it into 2013 with a requirement to activated by 12/31/14 i think we'd be all over it. 2013 will be the first year we miss a trip since 2008. Timing was just off.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:50 AM   #15
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I hope they extend it. We're not going again until next year and its too much to pay to activate for dec 2013. I already have $1500 of DLR APs waiting to be activated.
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