Upgrading 4 day ticket to annual pass

candy0730

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Jun 6, 2009
We plan on going to Universal for 4 days. I am going to purchase 4 day park to park tickets and plan on upgrading at least one to a seasonal pass since I booked AP rate at Portofino Bay. Can I do this after entering on day 4 or does it need to be done prior to entering? Since all of July is blocked out for seasonal passes I don't want to upgrade too early and not be able to get in on day 4. Do I need to get Power pass?
 
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Sargeant Tibbs

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Jan 9, 2015
We looked into upgrading our tickets just two days ago and we were told that we had to upgrade by the end of the last day of our tickets.

(We didn't upgrade as the savings were minimal with our promotional tickets)
 

georgina

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Apr 21, 2003
My memory is same as Sgt Tibbs, in that you should be able to go to Seasonal while in the parks on your last day. Just can’t leave and come back in after that! Not sure if riding Hogwarts Express after upgrading would be possible either. Are you checking out that day? Do you need to show the pass before checkout?
 

NYHeel

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Aug 21, 2015
My memory is same as Sgt Tibbs, in that you should be able to go to Seasonal while in the parks on your last day. Just can’t leave and come back in after that! Not sure if riding Hogwarts Express after upgrading would be possible either. Are you checking out that day? Do you need to show the pass before checkout?
Seasonal AP allows for park to park access on the same day.

On your way out of the parks on your 4th day just stop by guest services and upgrade the tickets. Shouldn’t be a problem. I’ve done it before.
 

Cigua22

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Nov 27, 2017
Even if they are in the park on a day the seasonal pass admission is blocked out?
I was informed by a member of Guest Services in the park that you have to upgrade to the next Annual Pass level that does not have that day blocked out. So they wouldn't be able to upgrade to the Seasonal Pass in that case.
 
  • candy0730

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 6, 2009
    Thanks everyone. I forgot that we will be checking out of Portofino on Friday and checking into Sapphire Falls for the last night so looks like I will get the Power pass. I saved a bunch on the hotels so totally worth it.
     

    CAPSLOCK

    DIS Veteran
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    Jul 22, 2017
    If you're already getting the Power, you may consider whether the discounts that come with the Preferred justify the $50 upgrade. The Preferred includes 10% off dining and merchandise pretty much everywhere on Universal property. If you'll spend more than $500 on dining / merch, it'll be worth the upgrade. Plus it is so satisfying to save a little bit on Butterbeer!
     

    cfoxga

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    Joined
    Jul 14, 2009
    If you're already getting the Power, you may consider whether the discounts that come with the Preferred justify the $50 upgrade. The Preferred includes 10% off dining and merchandise pretty much everywhere on Universal property. If you'll spend more than $500 on dining / merch, it'll be worth the upgrade. Plus it is so satisfying to save a little bit on Butterbeer!
    We needed Power APs for our Thanksgiving trip in 2019. There were 4 of us and we stayed for 4 nights, and I think we saved a little more than $50 by upgrading to one Preferred AP. We made two additional trips before the APs expired, so we definitely came out way ahead...
     


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