<font color=blue>Aww yes. The dreaded "mouse hand"
- Jun 11, 2006
The quote you got from the Personal Shopper is right in line with what others have been reporting, comes in around 14.2 miles/ 1 USDJust an FYI if anyone would like to know, I submitted for the following via the AMs Personal Shopper service:
7 day, park hopper, CDN resident, September 6-15, 2020.
This came back with a quote of 6250 AMs each.
This works out to a difference of about 1,200 AMs/ticket and I’m not sure if I feel that’s worth it for me.
I think I will just pick-up the non-hoppers from AMs and call Disney to see if I can add the hoppers for the discounted rate. If I can’t, I’ll either just take the hit or figure out how to work within the non-hopper limitations.
Once I get a hold of Disney and see if I can add the hoppers for the discount I’ll post again and let you guys know how I fair.
Now regarding the extra miles and how you decide to handle it becomes a case of how much you're willing to risk being able to do the upgrade with the non-hopper currently available. The answer you get over the phone might not be what will actually happen when you try to complete the upgrade. The discount will be over by the time you head down so they won't be able to upgrade without you losing the discount & I highly doubt you'd be able to do the upgrade over the phone before you go. Not only that, the chance that you'll get someone who even understands what you want to do is fairly low. These are just my thoughts BTW, no personal experience in attempting to upgrade these tickets.
How would we handle this? 100% go with the personal shopper quote to get the exact ticket we want before we go but then I'm not a risk taker!! We also prefer to have as much paid for in CDN funds as possible before we leave. You have lots of time before your trip and you *should* be able to earn those miles before the discount is over. You can always submit another request if you need the time to snag the miles. Again, just my thoughts!!