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  • [Question] Annual Pass and Blockout Day Parking Question

    I have a Deluxe Annual Pass with parking and I want to buy a blockout ticket for today. After some searching, I found out that my parking privilege is not valid today.

    HOWEVER

    Since I am buying a blockout ticket, will I be able to park for free in the structure once I buy the ticket? Or will they reimburse me at the ticket booth like they do when you upgrade to a premium pass? I couldn't find the answer to this question anywhere, or find a number where I could talk to a live person about it. Anyone know the answer?
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    Re: Annual Pass and Blockout Day Parking Question

    In my experience they will not reimburse you for parking. I visited in December on a blocked out day and even though I have parking on my pass and I purchased a blocked day ticket I still had to pay for parking. When I asked about it the CM helping me had a hard time explaining but what I got of out her explanation was unless I upgraded my pass to one that includes the blocked day I visited, my free parking was invalid. Or blocked out day = blocked out parking - unless your upgrade your AP to unblock that day.

    It's certainly possible that this has changed but that was my experience.

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    • #3
      Re: Annual Pass and Blockout Day Parking Question

      Originally posted by Lalalex View Post
      In my experience they will not reimburse you for parking. I visited in December on a blocked out day and even though I have parking on my pass and I purchased a blocked day ticket I still had to pay for parking. When I asked about it the CM helping me had a hard time explaining but what I got of out her explanation was unless I upgraded my pass to one that includes the blocked day I visited, my free parking was invalid. Or blocked out day = blocked out parking - unless your upgrade your AP to unblock that day.

      It's certainly possible that this has changed but that was my experience.
      Good to know. I was afraid that was probably the case. I'll have to see what I can come up with instead of paying the $14, although I'll probably end up having to.
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      • #4
        Re: Annual Pass and Blockout Day Parking Question

        Originally posted by Rex View Post
        Good to know. I was afraid that was probably the case. I'll have to see what I can come up with instead of paying the $14, although I'll probably end up having to.
        maybe you will luck out and they won't charge. I accidentally brought my expired PAP once and they let us park for free. I didn't realize it was the wrong PAP until I tried to get into the parks.

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        • #5
          Re: Annual Pass and Blockout Day Parking Question

          Originally posted by SCUBAbe View Post
          maybe you will luck out and they won't charge. I accidentally brought my expired PAP once and they let us park for free. I didn't realize it was the wrong PAP until I tried to get into the parks.
          I don't know how you lucked out, SCUBA. I noticed that the CMs now actually scan your AP and give you a parking stub with your actual name on it. Maybe the CM you got before was just lazy and printed up a "form" parking stub?

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          • #6
            Re: Annual Pass and Blockout Day Parking Question

            Originally posted by Quacky4Donald View Post
            I don't know how you lucked out, SCUBA. I noticed that the CMs now actually scan your AP and give you a parking stub with your actual name on it. Maybe the CM you got before was just lazy and printed up a "form" parking stub?
            maybe...when I got my temp pass for the day they did offer to reimburse my parking. That was nice of them. Of course I told them I didn't pay for parking.

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            • #7
              Re: Annual Pass and Blockout Day Parking Question

              Originally posted by Lalalex View Post
              In my experience they will not reimburse you for parking. I visited in December on a blocked out day and even though I have parking on my pass and I purchased a blocked day ticket I still had to pay for parking. When I asked about it the CM helping me had a hard time explaining but what I got of out her explanation was unless I upgraded my pass to one that includes the blocked day I visited, my free parking was invalid. Or blocked out day = blocked out parking - unless your upgrade your AP to unblock that day.

              It's certainly possible that this has changed but that was my experience.
              Your experience should not have been the case if I'm understanding you correctly.

              Bottom line is this....If you pay to unblock your pass and you have parking on your pass, they will reimburse you for your parking as well. That is the policy.
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              • #8
                Re: Annual Pass and Blockout Day Parking Question

                Originally posted by CMHusband View Post
                Your experience should not have been the case if I'm understanding you correctly.

                Bottom line is this....If you pay to unblock your pass and you have parking on your pass, they will reimburse you for your parking as well. That is the policy.
                Well that stinks! I specifically asked about getting reimbursed when I bought my ticket that day and the ticket CM directed me to the AP center and when I asked there, and showed them the receipt for parking and my AP, the CM told me that I couldn't get reimbursed.

                But good news for the OP!

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                • #9
                  Re: Annual Pass and Blockout Day Parking Question

                  Originally posted by CMHusband View Post
                  Your experience should not have been the case if I'm understanding you correctly.

                  Bottom line is this....If you pay to unblock your pass and you have parking on your pass, they will reimburse you for your parking as well. That is the policy.
                  Actually, this is incorrect. A block out pass does not afford you either parking or discounts. If you unblock the pass, you will need to pay for parking still and you will not be reimbursed. If you upgrade to a higher pass with parking, you then will be reimbursed.

                  Also, discounts will not be in effect if the pass is blocked, even with a blockout ticket.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Annual Pass and Blockout Day Parking Question

                    Originally posted by Malcon10t View Post
                    Actually, this is incorrect. A block out pass does not afford you either parking or discounts. If you unblock the pass, you will need to pay for parking still and you will not be reimbursed. If you upgrade to a higher pass with parking, you then will be reimbursed.

                    Also, discounts will not be in effect if the pass is blocked, even with a blockout ticket.
                    She had indicated that her pass DID HAVE parking in which case what I said is true. you are correct if the pass doesn't have parking connected to it.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Annual Pass and Blockout Day Parking Question

                      Originally posted by Lalalex View Post
                      Well that stinks! I specifically asked about getting reimbursed when I bought my ticket that day and the ticket CM directed me to the AP center and when I asked there, and showed them the receipt for parking and my AP, the CM told me that I couldn't get reimbursed.

                      But good news for the OP!
                      yes it does. you should have been reimbursed. Next time ask for a lead, if you think you are correct and the explanation they give you doesn't make sense. By the way, the CM should have done it for you there at the booth. That isn't the type of thing the AP center usually handles.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Annual Pass and Blockout Day Parking Question

                        Originally posted by CMHusband View Post
                        She had indicated that her pass DID HAVE parking in which case what I said is true. you are correct if the pass doesn't have parking connected to it.
                        Actually, no. If she has parking on her pass, it is only available on the days her pass is not blocked out. The Blockout cost only allows access to the parks, not parking or discounts.

                        From Disneyland's AP website:

                        How much is it to add parking to my Annual Pass?Annual Passport parking is currently an additional $79.00 (prices subject to change without notice and no pro-rated discounts or refunds). Parking is already included in the Premium Annual Passport.

                        You may add the parking benefit to your Pass at any time by visiting the Annual Passport Processing Center located inside DisneylandDisneylandParking benefit is not valid on Blockout days.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Annual Pass and Blockout Day Parking Question

                          Originally posted by Malcon10t View Post
                          Actually, no. If she has parking on her pass, it is only available on the days her pass is not blocked out. The Blockout cost only allows access to the parks, not parking or discounts.

                          Parking benefit is not valid on Blockout days.

                          Ya...except if you unblock your ticket.

                          The parking benefit will not be given at the parking lot booth. If you take your parking receipt to the booth and UNBLOCK your ticket by paying the additional price, they will refund your parking.(if you have parking on your pass)

                          I'm getting this from a very close friend who works in the booths and trains others to work in the booths.

                          By the way, just because I'm saying it...doesn't mean there isn't confusion over this at the booths too. That could be why you didn't get the parking paid for.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Annual Pass and Blockout Day Parking Question

                            Originally posted by CMHusband View Post
                            Ya...except if you unblock your ticket.

                            The parking benefit will not be given at the parking lot booth. If you take your parking receipt to the booth and UNBLOCK your ticket by paying the additional price, they will refund your parking.(if you have parking on your pass)

                            I'm getting this from a very close friend who works in the booths and trains others to work in the booths.
                            Here's the bottom line. If you show up and you have parking on your pass and your AP is blocked out. You need to pay for parking. Parking will NOT be refunded because it was blocked out for that day. If you buy a blockout day ticket, it's for getting in the parks, not for parking your car.

                            You trainer friend needs to read the OG again.
                            Last edited by Scurvy Pirate; 03-28-2010, 09:16 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Annual Pass and Blockout Day Parking Question

                              Originally posted by CMHusband View Post
                              She had indicated that her pass DID HAVE parking in which case what I said is true. you are correct if the pass doesn't have parking connected to it.

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