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  • Coasterjunkie
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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    As an annual pass holder for Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, and both Universal parks over here in Florida I'd really be suprised if Disney does away with their annual passes. Disney would litterally be taking two steps backward by doing that especially with the competition over here in Florida.

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  • Baba
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    Originally posted by 9oldmen View Post
    You might want to take a closer look at that pass. I just got mine in the mail today, and it has the expiration date, as does my drivers license, credit cards, etc. And I've maintained my pass for over 12 years.
    I really think they are giving out 2 different types of passes. I got my PAP at the park and nowhere does it have any date, type of pass it is and is also missing the P for the parking. I saw a post someplace else of somebody who just got theirs in the mail and it has all the info mine is missing. All weekend long when using the pass for a discount and even parking we were asked what type of pass it was. Note I am not the person you were replying to - just backing them up that the new passes given out at the park lack this info.

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  • 9oldmen
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    Originally posted by Trav1Disney View Post
    I just got a new pass and they stopped printing the expiration date so they don't have to issue a new pass each year and they told me the ap program isn't going anywhere
    You might want to take a closer look at that pass. I just got mine in the mail today, and it has the expiration date, as does my drivers license, credit cards, etc. And I've maintained my pass for over 12 years.

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  • ravencroft
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    my kid is nine now and we are finding that we want to go to museums and landmarks more than Disneyland. it was great for the three to seven years. the kid wants to be with friends now and that is a logistical problem with DLR.

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  • ravencroft
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    Originally posted by DJS View Post
    Sounds fishy and probably not true.
    it is absolutely true and i figured it was an "incentive" to renew before my pass expired. We are able to renew within 30 days prior to expiration.

    it is not a big deal but i thought the information may help others reading here on micechat!

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  • rwsmith
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    If I didn't buy into the DVC at the Grand Californian I would have cancelled my AP this year. I might just sell my DVC membership anyway.

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  • Poisonedapples
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    well look at the premier pass, it's for both east coast and west coast disney parks plus parking etc and the water parks.. i think it went up this year to $800..yet the bicoastal park hoppers buy it, and they should! they enjoy the parks that much! i can see the AP for DLR being $1k in the future. I also can see that people will still be buying it, and or making the monthly payments.. an so the rumor of the AP program ending this year is just that, a Rumor.

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  • gjkiii
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    I see them raising the prices on annual passes significantly before eliminating it completely. Can you imagine a $1000 premium pass?

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  • Poisonedapples
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    Originally posted by mekchin View Post
    I heard a rumor from that annual passes may be eliminated in 2013. The reason is because the average annual passholder does not spend as much money while in the parks as a tourist. I certainly hope this rumor is not true. Has anyone else heard this? I know if I can't buy an annual pass I will not go to the parks more than once a year. I will also stop collecting Disney. The bright side - I will save a lot of money!

    umm not sure if that is true and we have already had threads and posts about this, and the money that said park guests and tourists spend.. we came to the conclusion that annual pass park guests do spend as much as a tourist in the park.. I know i do!

    so if they cancel the AP program that would be just horrible and it would cause a bunch of problems, AP pass ales are such a big part of the DLR.

    the AP program is going nowhere!! so don't worry people!

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  • Trav1Disney
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    I just got a new pass and they stopped printing the expiration date so they don't have to issue a new pass each year and they told me the ap program isn't going anywhere

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  • DJS
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    Sounds fishy and probably not true.

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  • clara
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    Originally posted by ravencroft View Post
    Speaking of Annual Passes in 2013 - here is a fine bit of Disney "magic" for you:

    Lets suppose your pass is to expire on February 1, 2013. If you renew on April 1, 2013, your newly renewed pass will expire on..... February 1, 2014 !! You just paid for 12 months and received only 10!

    This has happened to me twice now. I guess you might call it a failure to renew penalty.
    You should have questioned it when you saw the wrong expiration date.

    I've done the above scenario twice in the 9 years I've had my PAP and NEVER has this happened to me.

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  • Juni
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    Originally posted by ravencroft View Post
    Speaking of Annual Passes in 2013 - here is a fine bit of Disney "magic" for you:

    Lets suppose your pass is to expire on February 1, 2013. If you renew on April 1, 2013, your newly renewed pass will expire on..... February 1, 2014 !! You just paid for 12 months and received only 10!

    This has happened to me twice now. I guess you might call it a failure to renew penalty.
    You shouldn't even be able to do that. They say all over the site that if your pass expires you will have to purchase a new pass and will not be able to renew.

    California Annual Passholder
    Renew your Annual Passport, prior to the expiration date of your current Pass, with a single payment or use the Monthly Payments Option (read Frequently Asked Questions) to spread the cost of your pass over one year.

    If your Annual Passport has already expired, you will need to purchase a new Passport.

    Non-California Annual Passholder
    Renew your Annual Passport online, or send your renewal by mail. Either way, be sure to renew before your current Passport expires. Purchase a new Passport, if your current one has expired.





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  • disneychrista
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    Originally posted by orbitalpunk View Post
    The Unofficial PAP Equation:
    (# of visits per year) x (1 day admission) > PAP = Buy PAP
    This is only true if you are only going for day trips. If, like me, you go 3 days at a time the equation is more like this:
    (Price of Park Hopper) x (# of planned trips) > Annual Pass Cost

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  • orbitalpunk
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    It's hard to generalize the value of an AP just because of price increases. Especially the PAP. Everyones visiting habits are different. It comes down to simple math. If visit the park enough days out of the year that equals to or is greater than the price of a PAP, then its worth every penny. If not, then its not worth the price and standard tickets would be a better financial decision.

    The Unofficial PAP Equation:
    (# of visits per year) x (1 day admission) > PAP = Buy PAP

    With my visiting habits, I get into Disneyland for about $11 each time. Movies cost more than that. Yeah, I'm still good with the current price. Whats my limit for price increases? Depends if I can find enough aluminum cans to recycle.

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  • Malina
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    Originally posted by Baloo View Post
    I would not renew then and instead just purchase it as if it is an all new pass, but if it did happen CM's at ticket booths or customer service should be able to override
    Ditto. Charging a year's rate when you're only getting nine months out of the pass seems wrong. There's no advantage to renewing under those circumstances. I'd just buy a new pass and link it to my account online. However this might have been one of those nasty surprises - the OP might not have known until s/he got his new pass and saw the expiration date.

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  • Baloo
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    Originally posted by krystledm View Post
    I had a similar experiance. I went for my birthday in May on a 3 day hopper. I then went in Sept and used the last day of my hopper with intention to upgrade my ticket to an AP on the payment plan.

    I was told that because I used my ticket in May, my AP would be from May 2012-May 2013, but I would still have to pay the full price. Needless to say I said, uh no, and walked away. It is a screw policy, they charge you for 12 months whether you get 12 months or not. Just bad policy.

    This I have seen before because it is a multi day ticket and I remember reading somewhere that the tickets start counting from first day of use. So it tecnically makes sense according to their rules but you are right that it does not seem fair to pay for the full twelve months.


    they do the same for grading passes too. If you have alower tiered pass and upgrade it to a more expensive one you pay the full price difference even if its four months later. As per their rules it is technically correct even though it seems like the fair thing would be to prorate the pass and charge for the value of whatever the remaining months would be for the higher ticketed pass since you already lost several days that would have been blocked out

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  • Baloo
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    Originally posted by ravencroft View Post
    Speaking of Annual Passes in 2013 - here is a fine bit of Disney "magic" for you:

    Lets suppose your pass is to expire on February 1, 2013. If you renew on April 1, 2013, your newly renewed pass will expire on..... February 1, 2014 !! You just paid for 12 months and received only 10!

    This has happened to me twice now. I guess you might call it a failure to renew penalty.

    I would not renew then and instead just purchase it as if it is an all new pass, but if it did happen CM's at ticket booths or customer service should be able to override

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  • krystledm
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    Originally posted by disneychrista View Post
    What type of hopper even allows you to use it 4 months later? All the ones I have seen expires 2 weeks after first use.
    It was a military salute ticket. I'm not sure if they have different rules or what.

    My problem with the situaton is the fact that is is NOT documented anywhere. They just tell you. If I had been notified in May of this policy, I would have upped it in May and taken the hit, maybe making a few trips in the summer. But no one told me, i even asked then if i could up it in Sept and all they said was, "of course!" and no further details.

    I guess I'm fed up wth companys gouging people for every penny they can is all.

    I was one of those kids who went to Disneyland two or three times a year, now that I'm 25, I am lucky if I get to go once every two years. I agree that as a company, Disney is simply pricing non-locals out of being able to go. Even if you budget, things come up and it just makes it darn near impossible. But that is off topic.

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  • disneychrista
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    Re: No more annual passes in 2013?

    Originally posted by krystledm View Post
    I had a similar experiance. I went for my birthday in May on a 3 day hopper. I then went in Sept and used the last day of my hopper with intention to upgrade my ticket to an AP on the payment plan.
    What type of hopper even allows you to use it 4 months later? All the ones I have seen expires 2 weeks after first use.

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