Annual Pass

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  1. Lisa1976

    Lisa1976 Lover of all things Disney

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    hi all

    Hubby and I have 14 day ultimate tickets for our trip this month, we are hoping to go again next May so thought upgrading to an AP would help. Has anyone done this from a UK 14 hopper and if so how much extra did you pay to get the DVC AP.

    Thanks
    Lisa
     
  2. zavandor

    zavandor DIS Veteran

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    It doesn't seem to be a fixed amount, different CM, depending on skill, knowledge or luck quote different prices. Try a few and be ready to upgrade if the price seems right.
    As you're posting this in the DVC forums, as a DVC member you can buy a Gold AP, if you're not affected by the blockout dates. But only if you purchased direct or before the latest resale restrictions (in 2016).
     
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  4. Lisa1976

    Lisa1976 Lover of all things Disney

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    Thank you, yes we didn't know about the Gold AP which is a great price and the blackout dates don't affect us. From what we can gather the price of our 14 day ticket is taken off the price of the Gold AP and we pay the difference, around £100 I think, so will see what they say when we are there in a couple of weeks :)
     
  5. Jon84

    Jon84 wdwaddictuk

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    Please do report back, we'll be doing exactly the same thing in November! :)
     
  6. california37

    california37 Mouseketeer

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    Hi- just wondered if anyone was successful recently in upgrading their 14 day ultimate uk ticket to an AP and how much it was.

    We are currently in the world and looking to upgrade our tickets so wondered what the current going rate is!

    Thanks in advance
     
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  7. california37

    california37 Mouseketeer

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    FYI- We paid $85.20 for an adult upgrade :)
    With thanks to someone on a fb message!!
     
  8. Jon84

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    How?!

    Am sure I've seen people's prices into the hundreds?
     
  9. Tony Toon

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    I've had some good deals over the years but never one as good as that. How did you manage to get that price? Tips for January would be greatly appreciated!

    Mrs TT
     
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  10. california37

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    Hi all,
    Sorry for the delayed response, Disney blues hit hard when we came home along with FIL being admitted to hospital.... Alls fine tho!

    So basically we went around the world asking to upgrade/bridge a 14 uk ticket to a DVC gold AP. We constant were quoted $205 after a quick scan of our magic bands. I knew this was too much and no one was bridging. (They weren’t doing any Disney magic on the tickets)
    I am a member on a few forums on Facebook and someone kindly said they had upgraded just 4 days prior to an AP and paid $85.20. So we went to guest relations where upon saying ‘a friend did a few days ago for $85.20’ he found that price and gave it to us!!

    Last year our upgrade only cost $45 per adult but with the price increase recently I expected more so was happy with $85! (Each!)

    Interesting that my inlaws also tried to upgrade a few days later and see instantly quoted $85... whether they got lucky with a Cm or whether the CM could see our ticket price I do t know!

    As long as there is no other price hike before you try, u would go with it!!

    Good luck!
     
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  11. Tony Toon

    Tony Toon DIS Veteran

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    Many thanks for the info. I've worked out the antidote to my Disney Blues is to have the next trip in the pipeline before we go. Good news on FIL.

    As I said we have had some good deals in the past but never one as good as that. Here's hoping we strike it lucky too.

    Mrs TT
     
  12. act1980

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    How much do Disney consider a 14 day ultimate ticket to be worth? I know their 10 day pass with water parks and hopping costs $593. A Gold annual pass inc tax is $648. So the difference equates to $55 which is what it should cost if they're basing the upgrade on a 10 day ticket.

    I don't know how much Disney would value a 14 day ultimate ticket though, surely it would be more valuable than a 10 day ticket?
     
  13. Tony Toon

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    TT and I don't qualify for a Gold Annual Pass as this pass is only open to Florida Residents and DVC members. The only APs available to UK resident non DVC members are the Water Parks ($138.45 inc tax), Platinum ($952.11 inc tax) and Platinum Plus ($1058.61 inc tax) passes. I don't know how much Disney consider the value of a UK 14 day Ultimate Pass to be. UK tickets are much more competitively priced than those available to visitors from elsewhere, I guess because we tend to go for longer holidays. I usually take the price I paid and work out how much that would be in $s then take that from the AP cost. I then try to get the price as low as I can and very often have to visit several Guest Service locations before I find a deal I am happy with.

    Mrs TT

    PS Just noticed that you have your first stay at the Poly as DVC owners coming up so would qualify for the Gold AP - nice :cheer2::banana:
     
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  14. act1980

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    Well we've bought out 14 day ultimate tickets so fingers crossed we can upgrade them for a sensible price!
     

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