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  1. Ello Poppet

    Ello Poppet Mouseketeer

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    Hi I apologize in advance if this is not the place for this. I did read the entire ticket tread but still have a question. I currently have annual passes, they don't expire until July and Aug, but I'm going in June and wish to renew then I have 10 day park hopper water park fun and more passes that I wish to use to help pay for the renewal/ First question is this. The 10 day tickets I have I know have never been used they are all mine but they are discounted and I mean really discounted. They are legal but they are really at a discounted price. Will they still bridge the price? I hear yes they will since they don't penalize you since you got hem cheap. I have hear no. Which is correct? I hear use them first I hear don't use them first. I think I'm correct in believing that if I only want the regular annual not the premium I can't use the water park part of the tickets is that correct. I want to have it all sorted out before going and having a situation at the gate. I have called the ticket area and received many diff stories so who knows what is correct, thanks in advance
     
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  3. Cheshire Figment

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    First of all you can only renew an AP within a 61 day window, which is 30 days on either side of the expiration date.

    Next is that it is better to upgrade a MYW ticket that was bought at less than the current gate price by using it first; that locks in the CGP. I would strongly suggest that before you go you be aware of the gate prices of both the ticket you have and the AP renewal rate, plust the 6.5% tax on the difference. If the person in the booth wants to charge you more than that, question the transaction.

    If you have not used any of the WPF&M entries you can upgrade to a regular AP; if you have used any of the SPF&M entries you can only upgrade to a PAP.

    And the magic words are "I would like to upgrade this ticket to an AP at the renewal rate".

    You might want to look at the Everything About WDW Tickets locked sticky in this 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.
     
  4. seashoreCM

    seashoreCM All around nice guy.

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    The policy is that no change is returned. If someone had a 10 day non-expiring hopper with water park fun, the gate price of that is more than the renewal regular annual pass. It would be more cost effetive to renew the AP for all cash and save the 10 day for a future trip.

    If you are already at the park, it is a no-brainer to use the brand new ticket prior to upgrading. There is a Guest Relations booth just inside the turnstiles where you can upgrade. Upgrade to AP cannot be done at resorts.
     
  5. Ello Poppet

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    thanks to both. It is not a non expiring ticket just a 10 day park hopper water park fun and more. If I use 1 day of it at a park and I will not use the water park part to look in the price must I then renew it at a premium ticket?
     
  6. seashoreCM

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    Just entering a theme park with the ticket, you can upgrade to regular AP and the entire gate price, water park fun and all, is applied.

    The end result is the same as if you got the regular AP from the git-go, which hypothetical scenario could not have taken place if you did enter a water park first.
     
  7. Ello Poppet

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    so is it only if I enter a water park that holds me to having to upgrade to premium annual?
     
  8. Robo

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    Yes.
     
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  10. Ello Poppet

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    ok so I have some that are going to expire on July 8 I will be there form June 20-29 so I'm good there but I have another that will not expire until Aug 23 what are my options for that one
     
  11. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    You can renew over the phone.

    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=25022943&postcount=15

     
  12. seashoreCM

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    You will not be able to apply the purchase price of the 10 day ticket whose initial 14 day usage period is in June, towards renewing the annual pass whose anniversary is in August.
     

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