Good deal on DL/DCA 5 day park hopper

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  1. epicureangirl

    epicureangirl Mouseketeer

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    From the Disney stores in Canada you can buy a Disneyland/California Adventure 5 day park hopper (for the price of 3) for:

    (Prices in BC are)
    Adults: $178.02 Cdn
    Under 10 years: $136.62

    When I factor in the exchange rate, this seems to be even a better deal than buying it on the Disney site, and paying the $20 US courier charges.

    If anyone knows how to do better than this, please let me know. I need to buy my tickets and have them prior to the Easter weekend.
     
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  3. tinkerbell6

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    We bought our 5-for-3 passes direct from the Disney Store last year, and the year before. We found the exchange to be about the same as what was offered on-line at the time, and like you said, saved the delivery charges. Plus, you get to have them in your hands immediately!!

    I wish WDW would offer a similar deal!

    :earsgirl: :earsboy: princess:
     
  4. Amberle3

    Amberle3 <font color=CC0066>Likes to absorb the park<br><fo

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    Check with your travel agent. We can buy passes at the pretty much the same price as the Disney Stores can, but we have the option of discounting them a little if we have to. It's not something that we're usually too keen on doing, since we don't make a whole lot off the passes to begin with. If you can't find one that will then the Disney Store is probably the way to go. Check with CAA also, sometimes they have special pricing on passes.

    6 and 7 day passes are also available if you're staying longer.

    BTW best tip I have for using DL passes: You can upgrade them at the parks for annual passes. Especially good if the current exchange rate sucks. If you're planning on staying more than 5 days or think you might go back during the year it's a good deal. You also then get discounts off of some of the dining.
     
  5. epicureangirl

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    Thanks for your suggestion -- it saved me money.

    I had already booked my hotel, car & airfare so I thought I couldn't ask a travel agent about the trip hoppers, thinking I could only book them as part of a package. I was wrong. It turned out that www.flightcentre.ca had even better rates than the Disney Store or BCAA. I got a 5 day adult hopper for $169 and a kids hopper for $133.

    Thanks!
     
  6. tigger2on

    tigger2on <font color=6699CC>I can't believe I read this WHO

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    Do these expire anytime?
    How do you get them frolm a flightcentre? I went on the site but didn 't see anything!
     
  7. epicureangirl

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    I called their general phone number and enquired. Their Adult pass was the cheapest I had seen, but the childs pass was a bit more expensive. When I told them this, they dropped the price of the childs pass too.

    Later I got a call from a local flightcentre travel agent, who arranged to fax me an authorization form for my credit card which I returned to them.

    They'll call me when I can pick up my passes (usually takes 2 days they say). I did tell them my dates, but from what I understand it is 5 days from the time I activate them at the park. They did need our names however, I'm guessing they'll be printed on the tickets and I'll need to show ID at the parks.

    What's great is I can pick it up at my local flight centre, which is much closer to me than my nearest Disney store.

    Cheers.
     
  8. Amberle3

    Amberle3 <font color=CC0066>Likes to absorb the park<br><fo

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    Unless they've changed it recently the passes are good for 13 days from the first date of activation. You still only get 5 days to visit the park, but Disney realizes that there's a lot more in the immediate area than just Disneyland and you just might want to visit other places while you're there.

    It would be awfully nice if they sold park-hoppers like WDW where they don't expire.
     

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