TICKETS + How to UPGRADE

chos

Earning My Ears
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Feb 18, 2011
I purchased four 4-day park hoppers from ****************** with a start date of Aug. 4. We've decided to postpone our trip but not exactly sure of the new dates. I believe I have to change the start date in MDE before Aug. 4 to keep these tickets valid. If I change my start date in MDE to a date in January, but then we decide to push it out further, can we change the date again before the new January date I select? And if I pick a January date, but then we decide to go earlier (say November), can I change the ticket to that earlier date? I guess I'm wondering if there's a limit to how many times I can change the start date on these tickets?
 

nkereina

Last chance to lose your keys.
Joined
Feb 11, 2009
Is it possible to just buy a one day ticket at the gate day of anymore? I know about the park reservations. We will have a free Saturday in Orlando on October 16th and would like to keep it flexible, so I don't want to buy anything in advance. Wasn't sure if they hold some capacity for day of/annual pass tickets perhaps?
 

lanejudy

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Oct 27, 2011
I believe I have to change the start date in MDE before Aug. 4 to keep these tickets valid.
Not necessary. You can wait until you know your next planned dates -- even if that's a year from now or 2 years from now or 10 years out. Each time you change the date, you will need to pay any incremental difference in cost (if there is one). If you do that multiple times, you do run the risk of settling on a date with lower cost, and you do not get a refund. Just make note of the ticket numbers and value, so you'll have that info if/when the tickets may disappear from your view in MDE - WDW can always see them, though.
 

lanejudy

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Oct 27, 2011
Is it possible to just buy a one day ticket at the gate day of anymore?
Yes. As long as a theme park reservation is available for that day, you can walk-up to buy a one-day ticket. I think walk-ups actually incur a higher price ("gate price"), so you may want to buy online from home/hotel that morning.
 

NJlauren

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Joined
Nov 6, 2014
You could do that. Or you can drop your family from the package (might be a $50 change fee) and not pay for those unneeded tickets.
Great! I won’t make the call for a bit, but also this over laps with the 50th, I’m very worried about losing any park reservations, and thank you!
 

lanejudy

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Oct 27, 2011
I’m very worried about losing any park reservations
You won't lose your park reservations as long as you keep your ticket. Remove the others from the package reservation. You may want to cancel their park reservations, or eventually the system will catch up and auto-cancel them anyway.
 
  • NJlauren

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    Nov 6, 2014
    You won't lose your park reservations as long as you keep your ticket. Remove the others from the package reservation. You may want to cancel their park reservations, or eventually the system will catch up and auto-cancel them anyway.
    if they end up not coming I will cancel them for sure! Thanks! Great information as always!
     

    chos

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Feb 18, 2011
    Not necessary. You can wait until you know your next planned dates -- even if that's a year from now or 2 years from now or 10 years out. Each time you change the date, you will need to pay any incremental difference in cost (if there is one). If you do that multiple times, you do run the risk of settling on a date with lower cost, and you do not get a refund. Just make note of the ticket numbers and value, so you'll have that info if/when the tickets may disappear from your view in MDE - WDW can always see them, though.
    OK - thank you. The ticket agent I purchased from told me on the phone today that I could either return the tickets for the 95% refund (I'm within my 90 day cancellation window) or change the date on the ticket to my new trip date - and that this had to be done by Aug. 4. But he sounded like he was new, so I wasn't sure this was correct. I do have actual paper tickets and not e-tickets so I wasn't sure if that made a difference.
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
    Nov 18, 2001
    I have a package with 4 day park hoppers, for 4 people, there is a small chance I end up going solo, if my family will need to quarantine upon return.

    1. If I go and use my ticket but my family doesn’t use their tickets will I be able to use the value for future tickets?
    I think yes based on first few post,
    2. but not positive as it’s part of a package.
    1. Yes.
    2. Does not make a difference.
     

    Iowamomof4

    DIS Veteran
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    Jul 26, 2015
    I upgraded a couple ph tickets in the app today (changed the start date from August 4 to August 3) and I'm wondering how long it should take before those changes show up in the app so I can make my park reservations? It's only been 30 minutes or so, but I'm anxious!
     
  • Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
    Nov 18, 2001
    I upgraded a couple ph tickets in the app today (changed the start date from August 4 to August 3) and I'm wondering how long it should take before those changes show up in the app so I can make my park reservations? It's only been 30 minutes or so, but I'm anxious!
    Very quickly.
    Restart your device.
     

    Iowamomof4

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    Jul 26, 2015
    Very quickly.
    Restart your device.
    Sigh. I hadn't tried that yet, but now I have and it didn't work. I've tried logging out and back in, pulling down to "refresh" while sitting on the page with the ticket, and I even tried putting in the confirmation number as if it were a new ticket to link. Nothing has worked. Now it's been closer to 2 hours. Sounds like I might have to call.
     

    Iowamomof4

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    Jul 26, 2015
    Sigh. I hadn't tried that yet, but now I have and it didn't work. I've tried logging out and back in, pulling down to "refresh" while sitting on the page with the ticket, and I even tried putting in the confirmation number as if it were a new ticket to link. Nothing has worked. Now it's been closer to 2 hours. Sounds like I might have to call.
    90 minutes of hold time later, the helpful cm was able to get it fixed.
     

    CarolynFH

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 5, 2000
    Does the new ticket center in DS get crowded? I need to activate my salute tickets.
    It wasn’t crowded on a Monday at noon in early March, but I can’t say it’s never crowded. In general, though, it’s a good place to go especially to activate tickets the day before you want to enter your first park.
     


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