DW Tickets Question / Strategy

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by Mikool4, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Mikool4

    Mikool4 Earning My Ears

    Feb 13, 2010
    Looking for some expert insight from Disboard community.

    Someone I work with gave me this strategy on buying DW tickets and it sounds too good to be true..........so if anyone has any YES or NO on the following..........I would appreciate a response.

    My family (3 adults, 1 kid) are going for to WDW for 5 days in April. I was planning on buying the 5 day - NO Hop ticket at a total cost of $879. My friend said that she has heard people who go often (like we do) can buy the 10 day - NO Hop ticket at a total cost of $939 and then after we do our 5 days.......visit the ticket window and ask to upgrade the remaining 5 days left to NO Expiration. She said we would only pay the No Expiration cost on the balance of the 5 days which comes out to be only $292 additional $$$ (since the 5 day No Hop/No Expire is normally $1171 vs. the 5 day No Hop regular cost of $879.

    IS THIS TRUE???? We go 1-2 per year but only like short trips of only 5-7 days and usually do other non-Disney stuff.........so 2 trips of 5 days of WDW is fine.

    It seems to me we would be saving about $450 by doing this vs. buying separate 5 days tickets on different trips since the 10 days vs. 5 days.

    I would greatly appreciate any input from members on if this is a doable plan.

    The Mikool Family
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  3. Allison

    Allison DIS Veteran

    Oct 27, 2005
    She is wrong. You pay the non-expiration price based on the original days on the ticket not the days left on the ticket.
  4. TaraPA

    TaraPA <font color=navy>I will think of that animatronic

    Sep 6, 2000
    You would have to upgrade to a 10-day non-exp (or whatever length your orignal non PH ticket was), even though you only have 5 days left.
  5. dacky041208

    dacky041208 DIS Veteran

    Jun 20, 2007
    This is correct, when you upgrade, you upgrade the entire ticket. I think the only way it would benefit you is if you knew you had a 3 or 4 day trip coming up in the future and you went with the 8 or 9 day no expiration ticket. The 10 day ticket with no expiration is only 6 dollars less than two 5 day tickets, so that isn't much of a savings at all.
  6. dacky041208

    dacky041208 DIS Veteran

    Jun 20, 2007
    Mikool4, if you want to look at the prices directly, you can go here and change the options around to see what will work for you:

    Disney world ticket prices
  7. Cheshire Figment

    Cheshire Figment <font color=red><marquee behavior=alternate>Friend

    Jan 12, 2001
    Hi and :welcome: to the DisBoards

    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
    16. 2010 Give A Day, Get A Day Promotion
    17. Information on Disney's Armed Forces Salute 2010
    18. Prices Effective August 2, 2009
    19. Special Promotions and "Free" Tickets
    19A. AP 15 Months for Price of 12 Renewal
    19B. Florida Resident Four Day Dream Ticket

    To get there directly, follow the link in my signature.

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