When buying a basic one-day park ticket just for free dining...

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  1. The6ofUs

    The6ofUs Counting down the days...

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    If we don't use our basic one-day park tickets, can we apply the purchase price to a multi-day ticket in the future? Or to the cost of rooms at a Disney Resort? I've read that a lot of people apply them to an AP ticket, but I don't remember anyone talking about applying them to anything else. Thanks in advance for your help. :)
     
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  3. disney1990

    disney1990 <font color=royalblue>Wow, it make my heart skip a

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    Yes, you can apply that 1 day pass to a multi-day pass when you are at Disney World, or at sometime in the future.
     
  4. travelgirl06

    travelgirl06 DIS Veteran

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    When I called to ask about upgrading to the Waterparks, Fun and More tickets (during Free Dining), I was told it needed to be done 48 hours prior to arrival. I'm wondering if this applies to all upgrades? I thought you could upgrade at any time. Does anyone else have any information?
     
  5. KimStaR

    KimStaR this water smells like splash mountain

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    about the tickets they said you need to upgrade 48 hours prior. they may not let you do it on the phone at this point but you can certainly upgrade them once you are at your hotel.
     
  6. The6ofUs

    The6ofUs Counting down the days...

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    Thanks, disney 1990 - that's what I thought, but wanted to confirm it with someone else, too. :)
     
  7. The6ofUs

    The6ofUs Counting down the days...

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    travelgirl06 and KimStaR, I think you're referring to something different. I don't want to upgrade current tickets, but apply the purchase price of an unused ticket to something different in the future (maybe several years from now). Is that what you're asking about?
     
  8. winniethepoohsmom

    winniethepoohsmom DIS Veteran

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    How do you go about upgrading that 1 day base ticket to a annual pass? Do they deduct the price you paid for the ticket from the annual pass? Thanks, Linda
     
  9. girli565

    girli565 A Miami kind of girl

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    I used the 1-day ticket I purchased with the dining package and applied it to a 3 day FL resident pass when I checked in.
     
  10. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

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    Yes, they let you deduct the price of the one day ticket from the purchase price of the annual pass.

    You can hold on to the one day ticket (which never expires) and upgrade it at any time. Don't know about 48 hours on the phone--we upgraded instantly at Guest Services at our resort.
     
  11. aubriee

    aubriee <font color=brown><marquee>Chocolate always makes

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    For anything except an AP you can upgrade at your resort guest services. However, to upgrade to an AP you must go either to a park guset services or guest services at DTD.

    Last May my mom upgraded her one day ticket to a 9 day at the resort, but I had to go to DTD GS to upgrade mine to an AP. This last Sept my mom and my ex both upgraded their one day tickets to 9 day passes, while I saved mine. They were asked by the CM if they wanted the hopper option and/or the plus options. I'm going in Sept and will again have a one day ticket I won't use, but I'll be upgrading one of my MYW tickets to an AP. I have a 7 day MYW with pluses that I bought during the first free dining period (Sept '05) because that's what my son and D-I-L wanted to buy. I'll probably use that ticket. I'll still have two one day tickets left to use sometime in the future.
     
  12. n2mm

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    Exactly! I've done this twice this year. We went for the FDDP in August 06 and came home with the 2 one-day tickets. In October we renewed my AP and paid the difference after subtracting the $71 value of the one day ticket. Just a couple of weeks ago we renewed DH's AP with the second one day ticket and paid the difference after substracting the $71 value. This is a real bargain for us because we are DVC members and already get $100 off of our AP, so our renewal price was about $260 after applying the one day ticket to the price.
     
  13. KimStaR

    KimStaR this water smells like splash mountain

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    n2mm... how were you able to renew your AP with the ticket? were you at WDW or were you able to do it by phone/mail? this is something i have been wanting to know for a bit but no one had an answer. thanks!

    ;)
     
  14. n2mm

    n2mm aka WALTSGIRL

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    We renewed while at WDW. We go 4-5 times a year and are always there when one of our passes are within the 30 days of expiring, so have always just renewed in person. DH always expires April 29 and I always expire Oct. 20 and we are always there late April/early May for 2 weeks and we are always there the last 2 weeks of October.
     
  15. lillygator

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    do you like the staggered renewal dates? ours are all the same date in Feb and luckily the youngest who will be three this coming Feb will allow us to stay the same....
     
  16. RACHELSMOM1

    RACHELSMOM1 DIS Veteran

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    Yep to the ticket purchase, nope to the room purchase. Also, you can use the ticket toward upgrading AP or renewing passes.:dance3: :yay: :dance3:
     
  17. kayladan04

    kayladan04 Mouseketeer

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    My DH and I are going in Sept. We also bought the 1 day base ticket to get the free dining. So we could apply those 2 tickets (@ $71 each) to the price of a 7 day child hopper ticket with no expiration, correct? We want to buy our 1 year old son a ticket now before the price goes up! Thanks, Kayla
     
  18. BethR

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    Sorry, not correct. :( You can only use the value of ONE ticket towards the purchase of ONE new ticket. So you cannot combine the value of both of yours and your husband's tickets towards the purchase of one 7 day child hopper.
     
  19. nikky luvs mickey

    nikky luvs mickey Mouseketeer

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    iam a bit confused. If i understand correctly you take the 1 day ticket hold it for a year ot two and then you can turn it into a(lets say 2day park hopper) and they deduct the price you paid for the ticket on the ddp package. How would they know what to apply since the tickets aren't dated? do they go by the current price the 1 day ticket is going for at the time?
     
  20. BethR

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    The tickets may not be dated, but they are encoded with information - such as if the ticket has been used, and the price that was paid.

    So you are completely correct. If you have a one day ticket and never use it, you can apply the price of that ticket to the purchase of another ticket which is worth more.
     

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