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Old 02-18-2013, 04:48 PM   #31
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This afternoon, I was invited to stay with friends at Disney later this year, so now I'm planning to change my ticket (just mine--not my whole family's) to an AP and getting the TIW card. Perhaps it just makes sense at this point to ditch the dining plan (I already did the math--the savings would be higher with the TIW card vs. the dining plan) and add the tickets onto the first two days of the reservation at POR and convert the original reservation to a room-only... Do you think that makes the most sense rather than get possibly stuck without tickets for 2 days?
Good move....We did the same thing this past August & I was skeptical, but it just makes sense...

Eat or drink what u want when u want...BOOM 20% off.
I was down there for 11 nights though plus I'm returning this april so it really made sense in my case...Not sure how long you're going for though?
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #32
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Good move....We did the same thing this past August & I was skeptical, but it just makes sense...

Eat or drink what u want when u want...BOOM 20% off.
I was down there for 11 nights though plus I'm returning this april so it really made sense in my case...Not sure how long you're going for though?
11 days/10 nights for us and a return for four days later this year. The AP makes sense. I just hope my TA doesn't strangle me.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:11 PM   #33
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This afternoon, I was invited to stay with friends at Disney later this year, so now I'm planning to change my ticket (just mine--not my whole family's) to an AP and getting the TIW card. Perhaps it just makes sense at this point to ditch the dining plan (I already did the math--the savings would be higher with the TIW card vs. the dining plan) and add the tickets onto the first two days of the reservation at POR and convert the original reservation to a room-only... Do you think that makes the most sense rather than get possibly stuck without tickets for 2 days?
I much prefer using TiW card vs DDP. I like ordering exactly what I want rather than what DDP covers. I think you'll be able to use TiW card at POR food court. It is good at POFQ because they don't have a TS but folks have often reported being able to use it at POR too.

Will you buy a premium AP so you can go to water parks?
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:21 PM   #34
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You can pick up your tickets up to 3 days in advance of the package start date- so you *could* add two park days and do parks.

Likewise you could pick up your tickets early and do the waterparks and DisneyQuest
We've done this before and it worked great. Adding a couple of days onto tickets generally doesn't cost too much. Although the waterpark idea is great, too!
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:49 PM   #35
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11 days/10 nights for us and a return for four days later this year. The AP makes sense. I just hope my TA doesn't strangle me.
Love the user name And we are thinking of doing the same, have a 13 day already booked for may, with 10 day hoppers, which means 3 no park days, thinking maybe just switch to APs, and book a BB while we are there.

We were going to wait to do a Chrismas trip 2014 ... obv at Rack rate like Dec 27 - Jan 7 or something ... ugh this is tough. If we do the BB on APs we wont go again in Dec ...
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Switch to AP's. You will thank yourself over & over again.

Then you'll get hooked on AP's & want one every year.

Then you'll realize the savings you will get in the resort room price because you have an AP.

Then you will be able to go twice a year!
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:00 PM   #37
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Switch to AP's. You will thank yourself over & over again.

Then you'll get hooked on AP's & want one every year.

Then you'll realize the savings you will get in the resort room price because you have an AP.

Then you will be able to go twice a year!
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Will you buy a premium AP so you can go to water parks?
Ugh. That's the question, right? It's a $125 upgrade to PAP; admission for one adult to the water park is $52, so I'd have to go to the water park 2.5 times for it to pay for itself.... Right now, I'm thinking it might be prudent to just pay for my admission separately and if the kids decide they like the water parks a lot and want to go back to them a lot, upgrade the AP to a PAP? Is that possible? Or, is it possible *before I leave the water park* to apply that day's admission to a water park AP (which is actually cheaper than a PAP)?
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Switch to AP's. You will thank yourself over & over again.

Then you'll get hooked on AP's & want one every year.

Then you'll realize the savings you will get in the resort room price because you have an AP.

Then you will be able to go twice a year!
Ha! I don't need to be tempted to go twice a year!
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Hahaha AP's = More n More trips..LoL

If I wasn't trying to go to Disneyland next year I would've bought PAP's before Dec. 31 last yr. but knowing that I'm going to be there in 7 weeks and not having to pay for park passes is a plus....I'll just have to do it all over again in Nov. 2014 and return again in 2015 to keep making it worth it.. Hopefully they run a similar type deal for DVC owners like the one they just ran..
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This afternoon, I was invited to stay with friends at Disney later this year, so now I'm planning to change my ticket (just mine--not my whole family's) to an AP and getting the TIW card. Perhaps it just makes sense at this point to ditch the dining plan (I already did the math--the savings would be higher with the TIW card vs. the dining plan) and add the tickets onto the first two days of the reservation at POR and convert the original reservation to a room-only... Do you think that makes the most sense rather than get possibly stuck without tickets for 2 days?
I have an AP and got TIW. I will have 2 trips on it, and I think it is good. I also think that the dining plan is not worth it! The only advantage I see is that you pay in advance for all your meals, so you don't have a big credit card surprise when you get home. You could do this on your own and set aside your food budget $ on a debit card or cash to use exclusively when on vacation. I also think you eat better when you are not on the DDP, and it is just easier on the travel mind - less calculating how many entitlements you have left. We used the DDP 2x when it first came out and it was a good deal. Disney has smartened up and made it more profitable for them.
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I much prefer using TiW card vs DDP. I like ordering exactly what I want rather than what DDP covers. I think you'll be able to use TiW card at POR food court. It is good at POFQ because they don't have a TS but folks have often reported being able to use it at POR too.

Will you buy a premium AP so you can go to water parks?
Was not able to use TIW at POR food court in August.
POR is a great resort- we loved it! So pretty!
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Would your TA be annoyed if you ditched the package completely? Buy your AP, check out AP room only rates and ticket prices separately and compare the two. Oh I forgot, are you far enough out that there would be no cancellation fee?
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