Yes to both! \Wish I could help Miss,but I don't know about CR Dlx rooms. I wouldn't pay rack rate either! Yes, mostly. You don't need an active AP to book an AP rate. Although when booked my April trip online, I had o key in my AP number and I've never had to do that before. Also, You need to use your tickets first before upgrading to lock in gate price otherwise you throw away your UT discount. I wouldn't worry about running back to show them at BC. Just show them next time you go back to the room. I've only had to show an AP once in many stays. Just tell them you are upgrading that day and will show them later. One more thing, I think I steered you wrong on which UT tickets to buy. I see there are better deals but I can't price out the NE option at WDW to really see which ones will save you the most without costing more than APs. When DD is napping I can look to see if I can figure it out. On a scroll down I see Miss has this all covered already since I take an hour to post, but I'm posting anyway darn it!