Premium Annual Passes for DVC Members for $399!

Discussion in 'DVC Member Services' started by gmi3804, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Bronte

    Bronte DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,062
    oh ... Sorry
    So you can only upgrade vouchers not passes ???
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. Boardwalk III

    Boardwalk III Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2001
    Messages:
    403
    Hi all,

    Just to be sure I understand....we'll be there in a month and I want to purchase the discounted Premium AP as I am going again in Feb. From what I read there is no reason to order the voucher in advance from MS as they are not going to mail the voucher out to me, correct? So should I just buy when we arrive? ( Am BWV owner so assume I can buy at back gate of Epcot?) Also, I want to purchase TiW...does that need to be done in advance or also best at gate?

    Thanks!
     
  4. yitbos96bb

    yitbos96bb DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Messages:
    2,666
    What Disney says is that they won't upgrade anything costing over the $399. So the regular pass costs more, hence them saying they won't upgrade. I actually had them call me and tell me after escalating my complaint.

    Now some reported being able to do it. Cheshire Figment said he got a memo saying they aren't allowed to do it. So you might get lucky... Worst they can do is say no... But I wouldn't be surprised if you aren't allowed. Obviously the later on in the promotion you buy, the better the possibility as they process complaints.
     
  5. yitbos96bb

    yitbos96bb DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Messages:
    2,666
    I believe yu can get TiW at certain guest services... There is info online about it, a quick google should find it. It's in your Interest to buy TiW after the annual pass since it is cheaper as an AP holder than the DVC rate.
     
  6. rhodymom

    rhodymom Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2004
    Messages:
    132
    Oh goodness hoping the same works for us...heck I don't even care about the price difference!!!
     
  7. CaliforniaDreaming

    CaliforniaDreaming #1 Grand Floridian Fan/Expert

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    5,864
    We were able to do the same last week at Epcot. Hope others have the same luck!
     
  8. Jousey

    Jousey <font color=red>Dis Dad #694 <img src=http://www.w

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2012
    Messages:
    922
    We were at WDW a few days before it went in affect the CM just said to come back and they would upgrade us to PAP in November and give us the difference on GC.
     
  9. OrangeCountyCommuter

    OrangeCountyCommuter DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,062
    Just walking away from Guest Relations at Epcot International gate. Asked if I could upgrade. She said yes, gave me new PAP and a gift card for $27.
     
  10. ellie0311

    ellie0311 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    If I get the PAP this year when I go on Nov 1, at the DVC special rate, when it is time for renewal next year in 2013 am I locked into getting the PAP again or can I renew for a just regular annual pass at the DVC rate whatever it may be in 2013? I would like to get the cost benefit of the PAP this year but don't anticipate that next year when it is time for renewal I will want to stay with the PAP. :confused3
     
  11. OrangeCountyCommuter

    OrangeCountyCommuter DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,062
    No you do not have to renew at the same level
     
  12. ellie0311

    ellie0311 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Thank you!!
     
  13. SUSIEQ

    SUSIEQ DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,537
    So, you were able to to upgrade an activated AP?



    Posted from DISboards.com App for Android
     
  14. OrangeCountyCommuter

    OrangeCountyCommuter DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,062
    Yep!

    Able to upgrade an activated "new" AP. Not a renewal so my original AP cost more then the magic $399.

    I thought I might be doomed when the CM tried to call someone but they didn't pick up she said "can I just give you the refund in a gift card?" Of course I agreed! (I would have been fine without a refund!)

    Now I have to plan a late Spring trip to go to the water parks! :cool1:
     
  15. mjc2003

    mjc2003 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,230
    We are going down in 3 weeks, is there any reason I should buy this now or just wait until we get there?

    Sorry if this has been asked, I don't have time to go through the entire thread!
     
  16. bgartz

    bgartz Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    51
    If the ones you are buying in 3 weeks are the ones you are going to use for that trip. Then I see no reason to do it in advance. The price is not going to change.

    We will also be down there in 3 weeks, have fun..
     
  17. gmi3804

    gmi3804 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2002
    Messages:
    849
    If you're going to be using the AP as soon as you buy it, there's no need to purchase in advance. Just make sure you have your DVC ID card with you if you plan on taking advantage of the DVC Premium Passport offer.
     
  18. drcoulsey

    drcoulsey Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    35
    I plan to buy the PAP when I arrive at WDW on Dec. 1, 2012. I would also like to buy a PAP voucher to use the following year but won't be able to activate it in person in Dec. 2013. Can I activate it in Nov. 2013, 30 days in advance?
     
  19. gmi3804

    gmi3804 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2002
    Messages:
    849
    You can activate it (in person) any day in 2013. The clock will start ticking on the pass the day you activate it.

    The voucher must be purchased (in person or over the phone) before the end of 2012.
     
  20. DizDaD7

    DizDaD7 Truly a ~GOOFY~ Person.

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    2,360
    If you already know that you're going again at the end of next year and the following year I would say purchase the and lock and lock in the 3 the 399 price which will be cheaper in the long run even if you renew a regular annual pass plus getting all the benefits of the premere
     
  21. tjkraz

    tjkraz <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/silver.jpg

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2002
    Messages:
    13,288
    Not sure you understood correctly. drcoulsey wants to buy a live AP on-site in December 2012 AND purchase a voucher to be redeemed in 2013. The question is how close does he have to be to the December 2013 expiration date of the FIRST pass before he can use the voucher and renew for another 365 days?
     

Share This Page