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Old 01-15-2013, 10:04 AM   #16
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"Just remember...you should never purchase EPs ahead of time until you've seen the actual lines. Sometimes its a complete waste of money but sometimes it will help out a lot. "

wow - i had no idea, we are going june 10 and 11 and i was planning on buying the express pass ahead of time, thanks so much for this tip...i might even luck out and not have it be too busy from what i've read on this thread.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:56 PM   #17
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if you buy the ep in advance, be aware that when it rains/pours, crowds do thin out.

if you are prepared for rain, enjoy the parks with a poncho or whatever you normally use.


it would be a waste of money if you had the prepaid ep's and no long lines to stand in.

the ep's are park related, date related, non refundable.
you can not change them for a different date.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:13 PM   #18
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If right now the 2park express pass is $45 is there a chance it could go up? (April 14-16th)

If you have 2park per day admission do you have to purchase that express pass or could you purchase just 1 park?

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Old 01-15-2013, 04:32 PM   #19
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If right now the 2park express pass is $45 is there a chance it could go up? (April 14-16th)

If you have 2park per day admission do you have to purchase that express pass or could you purchase just 1 park?

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One of the down sides to waiting is that yes...EP could go up in price. The price right now indicates moderate crowds. But if you purchase now the price is locked in but you might find...when you arrive...you didn't need them. So it's definitely a gamble.

You can purchase just the one park EP if you desire. Since the EP is a separate ticket, it has nothing to do with your other park tickets.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:13 PM   #20
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:00 PM   #21
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We are going March 23-25.... What is your opinion on EP then?
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:02 PM   #22
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I would never buy them, they are completely over priced imo. If I were going during a busy time, I would just chuck up the money and stay in one of their resorts.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:22 PM   #23
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Just remember...you should never purchase EPs ahead of time until you've seen the actual lines. Sometimes its a complete waste of money but sometimes it will help out a lot.
Exactly!!! You can always get 'em when ya go to the park.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:03 PM   #24
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We've stayed offsite a few times and have yet to buy an Express pass. I would just tour wisely and relax.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:44 PM   #25
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A few related questions

What about 2nd week of June? I know that's a peak time, but would you still think that we would not need the Express pass? Was just on USF's site and Express Pass was $55.99 as add on. A pp said it was $45. Where'd you get that price?

Also, see that they are offering buy a 2 day park-to-park ticket and get a third day free (if used by June 30) for $140. Has that been offered for long? Should I jump on that? Wasn't planning on a third day, but might be able to delay my return flight to have a chance to go to the park the last day. thoughts? thanks.
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What about 2nd week of June? I know that's a peak time, but would you still think that we would not need the Express pass? Was just on USF's site and Express Pass was $55.99 as add on. A pp said it was $45. Where'd you get that price?
The EP changes price depending on anticipated crowd levels. Your dates are going to be more crowded than the $45 dates (the poster mentioned April in their post) as evidenced by them being more expensive.
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What about 2nd week of June? I know that's a peak time, but would you still think that we would not need the Express pass? Was just on USF's site and Express Pass was $55.99 as add on. A pp said it was $45. Where'd you get that price?

Also, see that they are offering buy a 2 day park-to-park ticket and get a third day free (if used by June 30) for $140. Has that been offered for long? Should I jump on that? Wasn't planning on a third day, but might be able to delay my return flight to have a chance to go to the park the last day. thoughts? thanks.
I'd still wait until I am in the park and seeing the lines. If you can get there before rope drop, even on busy days, you can get alot done in the first hour or two.

Also, note the free day tickets must be used by June 17, not 30th. I assume this is because the summer onslought is coming after that, and conveniently is usually when the northern schools get out. Most end the 2nd week of June.
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We are going sometime the first two weeks of December.
Agree with Damo and Metro. DW, DSis and myself just recently went to UO at the beginning of December. We didn't have Express Pass and we were able to get on everything multiple times. Longest wait we had was for Forbidden Journey. Wait time said 20 minutes, but it only took us about 10. Came out and the wait time was down to 15. Got right back on in no time. DSis rode Hulk 15 times in one day without express pass. I lost a bet that day.
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DSis rode Hulk 15 times in one day without express pass. I lost a bet that day.
After 15 times I'm surprised you didn't lose more than the bet that day.
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After 15 times I'm surprised you didn't lose more than the bet that day.
I'm not the one that rode it 15 times. She did. I only rode it 7 times that day. I'm older than she is and yeah, I would lose a lot more than a bet if I did ride it 15 times.

But while she was riding Hulk, I was over at WWoHP riding FJ (5 times) and Dragon Challenge (2 times on each). She only did FJ 2 times and one time on each at DC.
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