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Old 09-07-2012, 04:53 AM   #136
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This is pretty much the way it's been every year since the promo started--great confusion for the first few weeks ITTs don't have the tickets or know how they work, etc. You can always buy them at the gate if you have to, even if it is a few extra dollars per ticket. Or at SoG.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:58 AM   #137
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I have 1-day base tickets purchased several years ago that have never been activated. Can I go through the turnstiles first and then upgrade at Guest Services *inside* the park to get the current value applied to the Military tickets, or do I have to do it outside the park and get the price applied that we actually paid?

Also, the four of us really need a 5-day ticket. I know you can't add days to the Military ticket, but can a 5th pass be purchased that can be used by each of us for one day during the duration of our stay?

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Old 09-07-2012, 03:14 PM   #138
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I have 1-day base tickets purchased several years ago that have never been activated. Can I go through the turnstiles first and then upgrade at Guest Services *inside* the park to get the current value applied to the Military tickets, or do I have to do it outside the park and get the price applied that we actually paid?

Also, the four of us really need a 5-day ticket. I know you can't add days to the Military ticket, but can a 5th pass be purchased that can be used by each of us for one day during the duration of our stay?

Thanks!!!
Taken from Cheshire Figment's Everything About WDW Tickets sticky:

If you have unused non-promotional tickets and wish to have them applied to the purchase of Tickets, this may be done provided the value of the unused tickets is equal to or less than the value of the tickets being purchased or upgraded. You cannot use a GAD ticket to upgrade to an Armed Forces Salute ticket.

I take that to mean that you can only present an UNUSED ticket to apply it to the purchase of a Military Salute ticket. That's what I plan to do, just to be safe.

For the second part, the answer is definitely no. The Military Salute tickets require finger scans, plus you have to give a name/address/DOB for each person that will be using a MS ticket, and those names are printed on the tickets (if you buy them at Guest Relations, which you will if you're trading in unused tickets). There's no easy way to get a 5th day. Either cut back to 4, or add the Water Parks Fun & More option, which gives you 4 entries to water parks and/or DisneyQuest and/or mini-golf and/or a 9-hole round of golf. That gives you plenty to do on a 5th day.

Hope this helps and have a fun time!
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:29 AM   #139
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This is pretty much the way it's been every year since the promo started--great confusion for the first few weeks ITTs don't have the tickets or know how they work, etc. You can always buy them at the gate if you have to, even if it is a few extra dollars per ticket. Or at SoG.
We went over to SOG because they are selling the 2012/13 tickets now.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:34 AM   #140
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Taken from Cheshire Figment's Everything About WDW Tickets sticky:

If you have unused non-promotional tickets and wish to have them applied to the purchase of Tickets, this may be done provided the value of the unused tickets is equal to or less than the value of the tickets being purchased or upgraded. You cannot use a GAD ticket to upgrade to an Armed Forces Salute ticket.

I take that to mean that you can only present an UNUSED ticket to apply it to the purchase of a Military Salute ticket. That's what I plan to do, just to be safe.

For the second part, the answer is definitely no. The Military Salute tickets require finger scans, plus you have to give a name/address/DOB for each person that will be using a MS ticket, and those names are printed on the tickets (if you buy them at Guest Relations, which you will if you're trading in unused tickets). There's no easy way to get a 5th day. Either cut back to 4, or add the Water Parks Fun & More option, which gives you 4 entries to water parks and/or DisneyQuest and/or mini-golf and/or a 9-hole round of golf. That gives you plenty to do on a 5th day.

Hope this helps and have a fun time!
Thanks Claire! I didn't think we could purchase a 5th ticket for "sharing" -- but it sure would have been nice! Also, I know we can upgrade using an old ticket, but didn't know if you could only do it at Guest Services outside the gate prior to going through the turnstile. I didn't want to use the 1-day base ticket to enter the park and then have them tell me it couldn't be upgraded because it was already activated. That's the part I was trying to get clarification on.
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:44 PM   #141
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Has anyone been able to purchase tickets at ITT at their base as of today? We are still a little over a month out til we leave but I am getting antsy...
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:17 PM   #142
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Has anyone been able to purchase tickets at ITT at their base as of today? We are still a little over a month out til we leave but I am getting antsy...
Ours is still only selling the current ones.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:01 AM   #143
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This is pretty much the way it's been every year since the promo started--great confusion for the first few weeks ITTs don't have the tickets or know how they work, etc. You can always buy them at the gate if you have to, even if it is a few extra dollars per ticket. Or at SoG.
Thanks so much. I didn't know we could get them at the parks, I thought it was only through ITT.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:05 AM   #144
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We are looking at going at the beginning of December 2013 and my father-in-law is a retired marine. They will be going with us. Is there a high probability that this promotion will be extended throughout the next year? How many years has this been offered? We could potentially go at a different time but would prefer then. Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:18 AM   #145
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One more question, are you able to add the dining plan when you purchase these tickets and reserve a discounted room on property? Trying to put together a package to present to my in-laws
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:03 PM   #146
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One more question, are you able to add the dining plan when you purchase these tickets and reserve a discounted room on property? Trying to put together a package to present to my in-laws
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You can add the dining plan to the room only reservation with the military discount without having to add tickets, since they are sold separately.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:21 AM   #147
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Just love all the confusion at the beginning of the new promotion...LOL

Ok, so I read through everything here, everything on the internet, the Q&A from military tips....just want to be clear - we DO NOT have to purchase all of the tickets at once?

I know when the first promotion started - the year it was a 5 day ticket and the service member got their ticket free, we had to purchase all of the tickets at the same time. The last promotion, we were able to purchase a few on one trip and the rest on another which made it much easier. We are going in November but only need to purchase 3 tickets at that time, but we will also go in March and I want to be sure we can purchase 2 more at that time. This seems to be the case but I guess I just need to know for sure. I am not prepared to purchase 5 tickets in November but will if I must. Activating the tickets is not an issue since one of us is traveling on both trips. Cheshire?
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:03 PM   #148
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we leave in 9 days and my dad was just about to drive over to are ITT office at the closest base to get are tickets and they had shipped them back yesterday even though you can purchase them till the 27th...so irritating...anyways I'm debating going to SOG the first morning we are there to get are tickets or get them at the ticket office/guest relations at the first park we visit? Does anyone know what the taxes would be on 1 ticket at the $138 price if we buy them at the park instead of SOG?

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Old 09-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #149
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8 something per ticket tax as we paid 293.94 with tax for two tix at the gate this week
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:58 PM   #150
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The tax is 6.5%.
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