All About Tickets at WDW

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by Robo, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    Sorry, but no discounts on MYW tickets.
     
  2. Accident

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    There are sometimes tickets that are discounted for AP holders to get for others but generally they are very restrictive and 1 day only tickets when available.
     
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  3. Accident

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    @Robo

    had a chance to review, wanted to send over some points that might be worth adding.

    Post 2:
    I'm 95% sure disney quest is part of platinum plus passes.

    Tiw also offers free resort valet when dining at table service at the resort.

    Some people are confused that WP&M entitlement can be used the same day as a theme park entitlement without park hoppers.

    Upgrade post:
    Memory Maker and receipt for parking can be applied towards the purchase of an AP or upgrade of a ticket to an AP.

    Tickets can only be bridged once. (mostly for non-expiring tickets, if you bridged them in the past but still have unused days, you cannot get current gate value and the ticket will remain the last bridged value).

    1 day tickets if unused for over 1 year must be upgraded to current gate price before they are valid for admission if the ticket price has increased since purchase (you pay the difference).
     
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  5. KristinU

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    I see that there is an AP special offer for $45 for a one day waterpark pass. Can these be bridged to Waterpark APs?
     
  6. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    Thanks for the notes!

    1. I have it on good authority that is not automatically the case.
    2. Added.
    3. Added.
    4. Added.

    5. You are correct about the one-time-only "price bridge."
    (I'm still working on the wording of how to explain the process of price bridging.)
    But, the example you list here is moot, since even non-expiring tickets cannot be upgraded or modified later than 14 days from first use.

    6. Added.
     
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  7. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    They can be UPGRADED to Water Park APs.

    But, if the WP ticket is purchased directly from Disney (in-person, on-line, over the phone) then no price-bridging will be done.
     
  8. KristinU

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    Gotcha, thanks!
     
  9. Accident

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    TiW card holders are allowed free valet parking at WDW resorts if they have dining reservations there.

    You actually need to dine there. The way it works is you pay for valet when you pick up your car. If you have a TiW card and a receipt from the table service there is no charge. It's also all day, I commonly go to a resort for dinner, valet the car, get dinner then head off to the theme park.. (yes I eat a contemporary and poly a lot :)).
     
  10. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    OK.
     
  11. cruiser21

    cruiser21 Earning My Ears

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    If you buy MYW tickets with water parks can those be upgraded to water park passes. I'm asking because we're going to WDW in May and on a cruise in September. It would be nice to spend a couple of days at a resort and visit the water parks in September.
     
  12. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    Sorry, but no.

    Likely your better buy would be to purchase MYW tickets without the WP option, and then just buy separate WP APs ($115 each) and use them for both trips.
     
  13. cruiser21

    cruiser21 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks. Than was my plan, but I thought I'd ask anyway.
     
  14. peabody58

    peabody58 I'm just a drummer in a R&R Band!!

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    Thank you so much for this detailed thread. I was going to post a question regarding my No-Expire + (WP&M), but found the answer here. So yes, I can use my NE+ WP&M for entry into ESPN Wide World of Sports. Hope to catch a Cheerleader competition in the future plans. Just hope the gate entry also includes any events in progress.
     
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  15. Callie

    Callie Always Dreaming of Disney Magic

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    We are buying 1 day tickets when we get down to Disney. Can we purchase them at SSR or do we need to go to Downtown Disney?
     
  16. Accident

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    You don't want them ahead of time so you can get fastpasses 60 days early? SSR might be able to sell you them but the resort is huge, you may never go near the front desk without going very out of your way. I would just stop at the ticket window on the way into the park. If you happen to be taking a disney bus to MK, stop at guest relations as the ticket booth is not near the bus stop.
     
  17. Callie

    Callie Always Dreaming of Disney Magic

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    It's complicated. We still have old non-expiring tickets linked to our magic bands so I was able to make FP's that way. We used Target Giftcards that we got for 10% off to buy Disney one's. We are taking the magical express, so I figured we might just stop into the front desk when they drop us off to buy the tickets, and if not, we have the DDP and were planning on eating at Downtown Disney that day too.
     
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    In that case, just stop in the worst that will happen is they say no and then you'll hit guest relations at springs while your there instead. worst case, you just get it on the way into the park when you finally get there.
     
  19. Santa

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    I have 2 MYW 5 day tickets purchased in 2010 that have never been used.
    Can these be upgraded to park hoppers?
    Do I need to get Magic Bands for these MYW tickets?

    I have also looked through the common abbreviations thread and cannot figure out what "MDE" stands for, anyone know?

    I cannot believe how much spontaneity Disney has taken away since 2005. Seems one needs to fill their day for months with planning for every moment from where to stay, where & when to dine, transportation & rides (fast pass).
     
  20. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    1. Yes. (The cost would depend on how and from whom you bought the tickets.)
    2. Nope.
    3. My Disney Experience-The master file for your trips for FastPass+, WDW resorts,
    Meal reservations, tickets, MemoryMaker/Photopass, MagicBands, and more. Click HERE.
    4. I tend to agree.
    5. Well, far from "every moment," but a lot of things can be pre-arranged...
    and if you don't pre-arrange, you may miss out on some.
    It's really a function of just too many guests and not enough options/facilities.
     
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  21. LSUfan4444

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    Okay...couple of questions..

    It's been a while since we had AP's but this has me confused...so the APS include all photopass downloads but does that include ride photos and videos or are those only included if you purchase the memeory maker package extra?





    Okay follow me here...we currently have tickets we are going to upgrade to APs after we arrive (at the park after we have entered to take advantage of price bridging) in May. The current AP benefits offer 20% off four of our 8 table service restaurants and 10% off at the other 4. Additionally, the current AP benefits offer 20% off of two quick service locations we plan on hitting. So, for our may trip we would just use our AP discount for dining and still receive 20% off at 4 table service (Spirit of Aloha, Coral Reef, Cape Map and Tiffins), two quick service (Commissary and Backlot Express) and 10% off the other 4 table service locations (CRT, Boma, Sci Fi & Marrekesh)

    We have another trip next January and my thought is to wait until that trip to purchase the TiW so I could use those benefits through January 2019. I'm basically thinking I would get better value out of one trip with AP benefits, one trip with AP and TiW discounts then after my APs expire I can use the TiW discount until Jan 2019.

    Does that make any sense and sound logical?
     

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